Covid-19: Karnataka yet to trace 175 UK returnees | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: The Karnataka home department, which is continuing its efforts to trace the missing UK returnees in the state, is yet to find 175 of them, including 80 foreigners. Thirty returnees have tested positive for Covid-19, and seven of them for the new strain.
As of Wednesday evening, the state was looking for 199 people and found 24 late Thursday. Officials said returnees have fallen off the radar mainly because of wrong or inactive mobile numbers.
Health minister K Sudhakar said: “Four contacts of the UK returnees have tested positive. Now, 30 returnees and their four contacts are in isolation at government facilities and all their contacts are under surveillance.”
Will find them: Minister
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Of the missing UK returnees, 80 are not Indian citizens. This means we do not have their contact details. But the home department is pursuing the matter and will find them soon,” health minister K Sudhakar said.
Experts told TOI that governments must be cautious about the new variant even though not many cases have come to the fore yet. It is important to isolate the imported cases and test all those who have come in contact with them, they added.



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