Chennai, Dec 25 (PTI) Four more returnees to Tamil Nadu
from UK have tested positive for coronavirus and their samples
have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for
genomic analysis, a senior official said here on Friday.
Of the four returnees, two belonged to Thanjavur and one
each from here and Madurai,Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan
Along with these four, the total number of people to test
positive for the pathogen on arrival from the UK, has
increased to five.
The samples of these returnees have been dispatched to
the NIV for genomic analysis, he said.
The four arrived in Tamil Nadu between November 28 and
December 17 were traced and tested and all the five returnees
are doing well in various facilities, he said, adding their
contacts have tested negative.
The result of the genomic analysis of the first UK
returnee, the sample for which was sent earlier to NIV, is
expected soon, he said. PTI VGN APR
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