UK returnee tests COVID-19 positive in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Amid the new coronavirus strain scare, a 34-year-old man, who recently returned from the United Kingdom, has been tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.

He reached Bhubaneswar from the UK on December 18.

“A 34-year-old male reached Bhubaneswar from UK on 18th December and tested COVID positive in a private lab. He was shifted to a government sponsored COVID hospital immediately. He has mild flu-like symptoms,” tweeted the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Confirmatory test Spike Genome Sequencing is being done through RMRC to ascertain the COVID strain. Contact tracing has already been completed as per the government guidelines, the BMC said.

The Odisha government made 14-day home isolation mandatory for persons with the UK travel history.