Bengaluru Seven people who returned from Britain in Karnataka have been found infected with the new ‘muted strain’ of the coronavirus. State Health Minister K.K. Sudhakar (K Sudhakar) said that the samples of 26 people found infected were sent to the National Mental Health and Neurological Hospital (NIMHANS), so that their new ‘strain’ could be detected. Seven of these have been confirmed to be infected with the new ‘strain’ of the virus that has surfaced in Britain. He said that these 26 people are among 1,614 people who returned from Britain.
“Three out of seven people are in Bengaluru and the other four are in Shimoga,” Sudhakar told the lettermakers. All are admitted in hospitals. ”About 46 people who came in contact with them are also staying separately. Let us tell you that 662 new cases of corona virus infection have been reported in Karnataka, which has brought the total number of cases of the disease in the state to 9,17,571. Apart from this, four more people succumbed to this disease in the state, taking the total number of dead to 12,074. The Health Department said that 1,344 more people who were healthy after treatment were discharged from hospitals today. There are now 11,861 under-treated patients in the state.
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On the other hand, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that the risk of corona virus has not reduced yet and there should not be any carelessness about the epidemic. He said that no change has been made in the security guidelines.
He appealed to the citizens to follow the guidelines and take precautions. He also called upon those returning from Britain to undergo necessary health check-ups or tests to prevent the spread of the new form of corona virus which has appeared in the European country.
Ban on UK flights
In view of the new strain of the virus, flights to Britain have also been banned till 7 January. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday that flights between India and Britain will be suspended till January 7 and will be operated after that under “stringent rules”.
The Civil Aviation Ministry announced last week that the movement of aircraft between European countries and India would be postponed from December 23 to December 31 due to the introduction of a more contagious new strain of the virus.
Puri made the announcement after the Union Health Ministry suggested to postpone the Indo-UK flights by January 7.