Hyderabad: About 358 people have been identified in Telangana who came from the UK between December 15 and 21. The covid-19 test will be performed on them and those who test negative will be quarantined for one week while those who test positive will be offered solitary confinement.
According to the surveillance team, their test samples will be sent to the National Institute of Virology for genome sequencing. UK SARS-Cov 2 – VUI-202012/01 will detect contact and re-perform aggressively in the face of new virus strain.
Dr Ramesh Reddy, director of medical education, said: “Mutations in the new virus are common. If there is a new strain, it will be treated separately. No new corona variants have been reported.
ground surveillance personnel have returned to tracing and tracking jobs, reaching out to those who have returned from the UK.
A senior health official on the monitoring team explained, “Safety protocol must be followed after SARS-Cov 2. There is nothing to worry about and people should not stigmate them. However, it is important that protocol should be strictly followed. People have left the mask thinking that the corona is gone but this is not true. In both old and new cases, the safety protocol has to be followed.
Checks at airports have been stepped up and will be monitored across the state. It is important to make sure that if someone has a new strain, it can be identified and treated. In order to save everyone, it is very important to control its spread and therefore the investigation has to be intensified.
The state government says it will check 55,000 people every day.The Department of Health has asked all those who voluntarily returned from the United Kingdom to contact 040-24651119.
Director of Health Dr. Srinivasa Rao said that the vaccine would be available in four to five weeks. Training of health workers, cold chains and preparations have been done for the administration of vaccines. There is also a conflict of data and they are confident that it will be taken up soon in the state of Telangana.