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Six UK returnees test positive for coronavirus in Andhra, samples sent to diagnose new strain

Six UK returnees test positive for coronavirus in Andhra, samples sent to diagnose new strain
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Six UK returnees test positive for coronavirus in Andhra, samples sent to diagnose new strain 

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In a latest development, as many as six of those who came to Andhra Pradesh from the United Kingdom were tested positive for coronavirus, said Health and Family Welfare Commissioner Katamneni Bhaskar.

In a latest development, as many as six of those who came to Andhra Pradesh from the United Kingdom were tested positive for coronavirus, said Health and Family Welfare Commissioner Katamneni Bhaskar. However, it has not yet been confirmed that it is a new virus. Their samples were sent to a virology lab in Pune, where reports are yet to come.

According to reports, one each in East Godavari, Krishna, Anantapur and Nellore districts tested positive for coronavirus and two members diagnosed with coronavirus in Guntur and all were shifted to covid hospitals for treatment. He said that there should be no myths about the new virus and people should not have to worry about it.

According to Bhaskar, 1214 people came to Andhra Pradesh from the UK during the last month, of which 1158 people's addresses were identified. Among those, 1101 have been in quarantined so far while the addresses of 56 passengers were not found.

He clarified that they were conducting RT-PCR‌ tests for all those who come from the UK. It was advised that those who came to Andhra Pradesh from the UK to undergo a coronavirus test and stay in quarantine for at least 14 days and are asked to follow the instructions of the medical health department.

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