India on Thursday recorded five new cases of Covid disease pushing the all cases tally to 25, the health ministry said.
Out of the five new cases, four have been followed by National Institute of Virology in Pune and CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in Delhi. The infected people’s have been kept in isolation at state health facilities.
“A total of 25 cases of mutant United Kingdom virus detected in India after genome sequencing. Four new cases found by NIV, Pune and one new case sequenced in IGIB, Delhi. All 25 persons are in physical isolation at health facilities,” the health ministry official said, reported news agency ANI.
The new variation of the virus identified in Britain has triggered widespread concern and travel restrictions across the world.
The variation of the Covid, which could be up to 70% more transmissible, is spreading rapidly in Britain, despite the fact that it isn’t believed to be all the more deadly or to cause more serious illness, as per the prime minister Boris Johnson and his board of scientific advisors.