Looking for the 151 untraceable UK returnees
Just as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) would have thought of taking a breather from all the heavy-duty contact tracing they had to do, here comes the big task: To trace 151
BBMP’s chief medical officer Dr Vijayendra told Bangalore Mirror, “These 151 people are yet to be traced as their phone numbers are either switched off or not traceable. However, by Sunday, we will get a clear picture and we can come to the conclusion as to how many UK returnees to Bengaluru have actually been traced.”
Ever since the news of the outbreak of a
As per statistics from BBMP, around 1,512 people had returned from the UK to the city. Out of them, 542 have been tested of which 11 have tested positive. Around 47 have travelled from Bengaluru to other districts of the state where they have been tested. However, around 151 people are yet to be traced so that they can be subjected to testing and the results of the rest of returnees are awaited. Among
In Karnataka, 1,434 passengers have been tested and 23 have tested positive while 908 have tested negative and results of 503 are awaited. “The positive samples have been sent to NIMHANS for gene sequencing to find out whether it is the new strain. This process needs 48 hours. Once we get the reports it will be sent to the central government,” Dr Sudhakar explained.