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Four International travellers test COVID +ive in TN


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

Virudhanagar district.

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

being monitored.

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.

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