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UK returnees asked to get screened for new corona strain in Mysuru

Mysuru, December 24:- With the outbreak of new virus strain in the United Kingdom, the Mysuru district administration is taking all steps to check the damage in the city. On Wednesday evening (December 23), Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri held a meeting with the officials of the Health Department and other concerned departments on the prevailing situation.

Between December 1 and 20, 119 people came to Mysuru from England and on December 21, 18 people landed here. Altogether, 137 people have come to Mysuru in the recent past.

All those who came on December 21 have been tested for the new virus and have tested negative. Some of those who came before December 20 have also been tested. The remaining people have been advised to get screened compulsorily, she said.

A separate Covid Centre has been opened at Sri Rangacharlu Memorial Town Hall in Mysuru and all the returnees have been advised to utilise the facility. People with Covid-19 symptoms and those in primary contact with the 137 returnees should also get tested, the Deputy Commissioner informed.

Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer B A Paramesh, Mysuru Medical College & Research Institute Dean Dr Nanjaraj, District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr T Amarnath and other officials were present. (MR/KS)

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