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New Delhi, Mar 16: A 33-year-old man, at the moment admitted at LNJP Hospital right here, has grow to be the primary confirmed case of COVID-19 brought on by the South Africa variant of the novel coronavirus in Delhi, sources mentioned on Tuesday.
He was delivered to the hospital a couple of week in the past, and has been saved remoted in a separate unit, a supply mentioned. The LNJP Hospital had earlier additionally admitted individuals who had been discovered optimistic for UK pressure of COVID-19, and after their remedy about two such sufferers had remained until February finish, a senior physician had earlier mentioned.
Sources on Tuesday mentioned the 33-year-old man has grow to be the primary confirmed case of COVID-19 brought on by the South Africa variant of the novel coronavirus in Delhi.
“He is saved in a really completely different isolation space and was introduced right here a couple of week in the past after which examined. He got here optimistic for the South Africa variant,” the supply mentioned. The man was initially asymptomatic however his current situation will not be but identified.
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A month in the past, the Centre had mentioned that for the primary time in India, 4 folks had been detected with the South Africa variant of SARS-CoV-2 and one had examined optimistic for the Brazil variant in the nation.
In India, the South Africa pressure had been detected in 4 returnees – one from Angola, one from Tanzania and two from South Africa in January, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava had mentioned – including all travellers and contacts had been examined and quarantined.
Three new variants of COVID-19, from the UK, South Africa and Brazil, have been reported up to now in India, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey knowledgeable the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
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On whether or not the individuals who have been contaminated as soon as may get re-infected by the brand new virus pressure, Choubey mentioned as per the World Health Organization, in the three nations the place the pandemic is being pushed by the variant mutants of SARS-CoV-2 virus, specifically the UK South Africa and Brazil, the South African and Brazilian variants have the potential to re-infect individuals who’ve been beforehand contaminated with SARS-CoV-2.
Recognising that the mutant variants of SARS-CoV-2 are driving the pandemic in nations of their origin, specifically the UK, South Africa and Brazil, the federal government of India has revised its pointers for worldwide journey to minimise the danger of importation and additional unfold of these mutant variants in India, he mentioned.