New COVID-19 strain reaches India, 3 UK returnees test positive in Karnataka

Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 December 2020 (17:25 IST)
Bengaluru: Three persons, including a mother and a daughter, tested positive for the new variant and put on treatment in isolation in the state, Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar informed here on Tuesday.

 
The Minister in a Twitter message had stated that a 34-year-old mother and her 6-year-old daughter who had arrived from the UK on November 19 have tested positive for the new variant of the COVID-19 and had been admitted to Victoria hospital in the city.
 
Both were asymptomatic and will be put in quarantine for 28 days, the minister said.
 
The minister had informed that till Monday evening as many as 1766 passengers from the UK had arrived in Karnataka and 27 of them were tested positive and the reports of another 355 are awaited. (UNI)