Four international travellers who returned
from China and Dubai have tested COVID positive at the Madurai
and Chennai international airports today.
While a mother and her six-year-old daughter, who landed from
China via Colombo tested positive for COVID at the Madurai
International airport last evening, two others who arrived from
Dubai tested positive at the Chennai international airport today.
A report from Madurai said the mother and daughter underwent
RT-PCR tests upon their arrival and went to their home in
As the results today returned positive, there were isolated in their
home, according to District Collector Meghanatha Reddy.
Both of them were asymptomatic and their health condition was
Their samples were being sent for further tests to the State Public
Health Laboratory here for genome sequencing to ascertain whether
they were infected with the new BF-7 variant, which is the main
cause for spike in cases in some countries.
Efforts were on to trace their contacts to find out whether any of
them were infected, he said.
Meanwhile, two other passengers, who landed from Dubai, have
tested positive at the Chennai airport and both of them hail from
Alangudi in Pudukottai district.
Their samples were also sent to the State Public Health Laboratory
to test whether it is the new variant BF.7.