Chief Medical Officer said, sample of Covid infected person will be sent to Lucknow for genome sequencing
Agra: A 40-year-old man who returned to Agra two days ago from China was found infected with the corona virus, after which he is in isolation at his home. Chief Medical Officer of Agra Arun Srivastava gave this information on Sunday. He said that the sample of the person would be sent to Lucknow for genome sequencing. Srivastava said, “The person is in isolation at his home and the health department team has been asked to test his family members and people who came in contact with him.”
The person had returned to Agra from China via Delhi on December 23, after which he got himself tested in a private lab. Srivastava said that the infection was confirmed in the person’s test report. Officials said that after November 25, this case of corona virus infection has come to light in the district.
Amid the rise in Covid cases in some countries including China, the Center has stepped up anti-infection measures. The Center had said RT-PCR test would be made mandatory for passengers coming from China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand and had asked states to hold a ‘mock drill’ on December 27, including medical oxygen production plants Preparation of health facilities can be ensured.
Meanwhile, the health department in Agra has started screening foreign tourists and collecting samples at the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Akbar’s Tomb. Apart from this, samples are also being collected at Agra airport, railway station and Interstate Bus Terminal (ISBT), officials said.