Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Friday informed that a total of 82 people were found with the new mutant variant of coronavirus so far. The new COVID 19 mutant was detected from the United Kingdom.
The statement read, “The total number of cases infected with the new strain of the novel coronavirus, first reported in the UK, now stands at 82.”
The government of India on Friday resumed Flights from the United Kingdom in a limited capacity amid concerns about the new strain of the coronavirus.
An airport official informed that the first flight carrying 256 passengers arrived in Delhi today from London.
The ban on flights to the UK was lifted on January 6. Thirty flights will operate each week – 15 each by Indian and UK carriers. This schedule will continue till January 23, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had informed earlier.
Passengers will have to take an RT-PCR test up to 72 hours before a flight and on arrival.
According to the special surveillance report issued on Thursday by the central government, a total of 4,858 people have been traced who traveled between India and the UK after the cases of infection by new variant came to light.