3 passengers who arrived from London test Covid positive: Goa Health Minister

3 passengers who arrived from London test Covid positive: Goa Health Minister

Three passengers who travelled to Goa on Friday onboard Air India flight from London have tested positive for Covid19, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said.

"This is with reference to flight AI 146 that arrived from the UK today morning. 237 travellers tested on arrival. 3 patients have been tested positive," Rane tweeted.

The positive passengers will be quarantined at a government designated facility. It is yet not disclosed whether the new Covid19 variant Omicron was detected in them.

The Health Minister also said that all passengers who have tested negative would also be kept in strict home quarantine and would be "retested on day 8 or earlier if symptomatic".

The news comes at a time when nations around the world are on alert due to the new Covid19 variant Omicron. To prevent another rise in positive cases, India will suspend scheduled international passenger flights till January 31.

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