Lakshadweep reviews first COVID-19 case almost a yr after pandemic hit India
The case was reported two weeks after the Lakshadweep administration revised SOPs by putting off obligatory quarantine pointers for these arriving from Kochi
Kochi: The primary COVID-19 case was reported within the Lakshadweep Islands on Monday, almost a yr after the outbreak of the pandemic within the nation.
The person, belonging to the India Reserve Batallion, had left for Kavaratti by ship from Kochi on 3 January and examined
constructive on Monday, official sources stated.
He’s not a resident of the islands, they stated.
The case was reported two weeks after the Lakshadweep administration revised Customary Working Procedures by putting off obligatory quarantine pointers for these arriving from Kochi.
The islands had up to now not reported a single constructive COVID-19 case.
Taking measures to forestall the unfold of the virus, the administration has directed all those that had are available contact
with him to go on quarantine, they stated.
The samples of his main contacts have been taken for lab examination, officers stated.
The administration additionally suspended all of the inter island actions, together with ships from Tuesday, they stated. It had lately relaxed the SOP.
In a communication, the administration had stated anybody can now go to the islands from the mainland with a unfavourable check report of RT-PCR obtained 48 hours earlier than journey.
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