12 Passengers From High-Risk Countries Tested Covid Positive At Bengaluru Airport

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Health department expressed its concern over the fact that 12 passengers arriving from high-risk countries tested positive for Covid at the KempeGowda International Airport Bengaluru.

Authorities said that a 37-year-old man, who arrived from China, had tested positive for Covid in Bengaluru on Monday. The other 11 passengers came from high-risk countries. Four of them have been quarantined in a private hospital and the rest passengers have been kept in home quarantine.

All the samples have been sent to genomic sequencing to the National Institute of Virology and results were expected by Tuesday.

The 37-year-old man, who arrived from China, hails from Uttar Pradesh’s Agra.

All the 12 were subjected to Covid tests after they arrived at the airport in the last three days, authorities said.

The state health department was concerned over the development and was awaiting the results.

Minister for Revenue R. Ashok stated on Monday that the new Covid guidelines would be released this evening or on Tuesday morning. Considering the evolving situation in the state, the government was conveying a high-level meeting this afternoon.

Minister Ashok stated that the precautionary measures would be discussed in the meeting and there was no need to panic.

Health Minister Dr K. Sudhakar appealed to the people to wear masks in public and crowded places.

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