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Saturday, 26 December 2020

Only 2 UK-returned passengers in Mohali district, both negative

Gaurav Kanthwal

Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 25

There are only two UK-returned passengers in Mohali district and both of them are Covid negative, said officials of the Mohali Health Department. Both of them belong to the Zirakpur area and the department has established contact with them.

Since their Covid test has returned negative, they have been advised home isolation. "One of them came earlier, while the other came recently," said GB Singh, Mohali Civil Surgeon.

Meanwhile, at the airport, passengers, both domestic and international, are being medically screened for Covid -19.

District Epidemologist Harmandeep Kaur said, "According to the government guidelines, testing is for UK-returned passengers, but there are no such passengers as there is no flight from the UK here. The medical screening of domestic and international passengers has not stopped."

To look into all suspected cases and their contacts, the SARS-CoV-2 Control Room will be manned by the District Epidemiologist and her team and will be supported by the District Programme Officer. On December 23, the district administration ordered that all international passengers, who arrived at the international airport since November 25, would be traced and tested for Covid-19. A team has been deputed for the purpose.

In UT, 132 UK returnees since November 25

Chandigarh: The police on Friday stated that special teams of police personnel had been constituted to trace people who travelled from or transited through the UK in the past four weeks. Police officials said cops went door to door to trace these passengers and obtained their undertaking forms to follow the guidelines issued by the Centre. The police said 132 passengers returned from the UK since November 25, and 95 of them were found to be residing in the city. They have given an undertaking to follow the guidelines. TNS



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