Search on for UK's new strain of coronavirus in India

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New Delhi : A few days back the United Kingdom reported a new strain of coronavirus that is deadlier than the original version of COVID-19 infection due to in transmissible power. With people returning from the UK to India, authorities want to be 100 per cent sure that the new version must not reach India and in case it is found, it must be taken care of instantly.

The good news is that so far, authorities have not found even a single case of a new version of coronavirus in India. According to a tweet by news agency ANI, the health department in Kozhikode has conducted a study where a slight change in the viral strain has been observed. The authorities checked all people who recently returned from the UK.

Eight people were found positive with coronavirus and their samples have been sent to Pune for thorough testing if they have a new virus infection. However, according to Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja, the strain found in Kerala positive cases is not like the one found in the UK.

It must be noted that several countries have imposed travel restrictions to the UK after the country reported new coronavirus strain and authorities claimed that the situation is "out of control", following which a fresh lockdown has been imposed in the nation. India has suspended all of its flight operations to the UK till December 31, 2020.

Meanwhile, officials in India are trying to identify and locate people who have travelled from the UK. People coming from the UK have been found in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Maharashtra and Goa, among other states and some of them have tested positive for COVID-19 as well.