COVID-19: Three persons with foreign travel history discharged from DRDO Jammu after testing negative

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Report of one found negative for Omnicron in genome sequencing, reports of two awaited: MS DRDO

Srinagar, Dec 21: Amid the threat of Omnicron variant, three persons who had foreign travel history and were tested positive for Covid-19 have been discharged from DRDO hospital Jammu after testing negative.

Top health officials from Jammu told the news agency that all the three persons from Jammu who had foreign travel history and were tested positive for Covid-19 on return and later shifted to DRDO hospital have been discharged as their recent RT-PCR tests have come negative.

They said that there is no positive patient in the hospital who has foreign travel history.

It is pertinent to mention here that in the second week of the ongoing month, three persons from Jammu with foreign travel history were tested positive for Covid-19 and their samples were sent for genome sequencing to check the presence of new variant Omnicron.

Three persons with travel history of Ireland, Italy and France were found positive for Covid-19 through RT-PCR.

“Their samples were sent to Delhi for genome sequencing to check whether all three or any one of them is Omicron infected,” officials said.

Medical Superintendent DRDO hospital Jammu Dr Narinder Bhatial told KNO that all three patients with foreign travel history who had come voluntarily to the hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 have been discharged from DRDO Jammu after their recent RT-PCR came negative.

He said that the trio was asymptomatic from day one and after the discharge they were asked to remain in home isolation for seven days as per protocol despite testing negative now.

He added that the report of the genome sequencing of the person with Ireland has been found negative for the new variant, however, reports of other two are yet to be received

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