Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on
Wednesday international passengers arriving from countries where the
COVID cases has started risiing, are being monitored.
Talking to reporters here, he said the health department was monitoring
three international passengers who returned to Madurai from China via
Two of them, a woman and her six-year-old daughter, tested positive for
Covid at the Madurai International Airport on Tuesday.
“Tamil Nadu has been advised to conduct 100 per cent RT-PCR test for
passengers returning from five countries that included China, Japan, South
Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Three passengers from China arrived in Madurai via Colombo on Tuesday
and an RT-PCR test was conducted on the same day. Two of them, a
36-year-old woman and her child were found to be infected. They have
been isolated at home. An official has been appointed to monitor them.”
“Moreover, the man who dropped the three passengers at home was
asked to get RT-PCR test done. Samples of those who tested positive
have been brought to Chennai and their samples will be tested at the
State Public Health Laboratory for whole genomic sequencing.
The results will be available in 4 or 5 days, the Minister said.