With the discovery of a new mutant COVID-19 strain in the United Kingdom, India’s authorities are more concerned as India shows fewer cases in recent times. But last week around 800 British tourists have entered the 28 districts of Rajasthan which have created a havoc situation.
According to the health officials around 333 British visitors have arrived in Jaipur followed by Jodhpur -73, Ajmer -70, Alwar -48, Udaipur -43, Kota -39, Jhunjhunu -24, Ganganagar -38, Rajsamand -35 and others.
Earlier Rajasthan, being a tourist place had to be a victim of spreading the virus as the first coronavirus case was detected of a 69-year-old Italian tourist on 2nd March. The Italian tourist had come on a tour to India when Italy was at the peak of COVID-19 cases. The tourist was a part of a group of 23 tourists who tested positive for COVID-19.
Narottam Sharma, Jaipur’s Chief Medical Health Officer, stated that the UK tourists’ screening and sampling work have already begun and the authorities are watching all the people who have arrived from the UK. “In three-four days, we shall be able to reach out to every single tourist from the UK who entered the Pink City,” he said.
Raviprakash Sharma, Additional Director (Health) informed that the authorities have given the details to the district collectors and guided them to isolate them and later do the testing.
As per the reports, all CMHOs have been instructed to make fast response teams and survey the British tourists by tracking them to hotels and houses, where there are bed and breakfast options or even house guests.
Since March, the Covid numbers have reached 3,03,732 in Rajasthan, and the active cases are 11,700 while the recovered number is 2,89,375.
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