Hyderabad: A total of 1,200 passengers had arrived in Telangana since December 9 to date from the UK. The arrival of the passengers assumes significance due to the detection of a new strain of COVID-19 virus. Efforts are on to identify the passengers, a senior Telengana health department official said, Wednesday.
“We are collecting details of flyers who returned from the UK and examining their health conditions. We have found that 1,200 passengers have returned to Telangana from the UK since December 9 till now,” Public Health Director Dr G Srinivasa Rao said in a release.
Among the returnees who were traced, none of those tested have reported positive for the virus, Rao informed.
Those who came directly to Telangana from the UK after December 9 or travelled via that country had been requested to call up 040-24651119 or text on WhatsApp to 9154170960 and provide details. The health department staff would then visit their homes and conduct medical tests, stated Rao. He claimed Telangana has been successful in controlling the spread of the virus and the number of deaths due to the timely decisions and steps taken by the government.