Janjgir - Champa. The new strain of Coronavirus is playing havoc in Chhattisgarh as well. A woman who had recently returned from Britain got tested for COVID. The woman's husband is a resident of Bilha, who has tested positive. In such a situation, the district is stirring with rumours of the more contagious UK strain of the virus. A total of ninety-one people have come back from the UK, out of which eleven are untraceable, further complicating the situation.
The panic over the global pandemic coronavirus had started diminishing over time. But now, given the arrival of corona-positive people from the UK, the anxieties about the infection have increased. Janjgir Champa district is also no longer untouched by it. A woman of Darbha, Bilha resident of Bilaspur district returned to her maternal home with her husband. The woman arrived in Delhi on December 14 with her husband on the flight. After landing at Delhi airport they took an RTPCR test, his report was negative. Later, they went to Bilha via road from Raipur. The woman came to her maternal home on December 15. In the meantime, the woman's husband tested positive. The district administration received this report on December 24. On this, the Health Department took a sample and sent it to AIIMS Raipur for investigation. The woman is in home isolation now.
The government has urged people to provide information using toll-free number 104 about those who have come to Chhattisgarh after travelling to the United Kingdom. The aim is to prevent the infection and provide timely treatment and support. Despite this, the travellers who have returned from the UK are not providing information.
The information is of the utmost importance to prevent a new wave. In the last four weeks, from November 25 to December 23, all those who have travelled to the United Kingdom must give information on the toll-free number. The Health Department has also appealed them to submit an affidavit form on the state surveillance unit's e-mail ID firstname.lastname@example.org.
The testing for new strain will start in AIIMS Raipur from next week.