New Covid strain: 4 cases in Delhi at LNJP hospital, health minister confirms

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Published on December 31, 2020 - Duration: 02:05s

New Covid strain: 4 cases in Delhi at LNJP hospital, health minister confirms

Four persons who recently came to Delhi from the UK and tested positive for COVID-19, have been found infected with the new strain of coronavirus, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Thursday.

"Four such patients have been found infected with the new UK strain of COVID-19.

The persons who came in their contact have been also traced and tested, and its not in them.

So, only these four cases of new strain in Delhi so far," he said.

"Flights have been stopped and those who came before that are being traced and tested rigorously," he added.

The Delhi government has imposed night curfew from 11 pm to 6 am on December 31 and January 1 to avoid large gatherings during New Year celebrations due to COVID-19 and its highly transmissible UK strain.

A formal order stated that not more than five people will be allowed to assemble at public places in Delhi during night curfew to avoid large gatherings in view of COVID-19.

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