Lakshadweep Islands on Monday confirmed the primary case of COVID-19 case after the outbreak of the pandemic within the nation. The person, belonging to the India Reserve Batallion, had left for Kavaratti by ship from Kochi on January three and examined optimistic on Monday, official sources mentioned. He’s not a resident of the islands, they mentioned.
The case was reported two weeks after the Lakshadweep administration revised Customary Working Procedures by casting off obligatory quarantine tips for these arriving from Kochi.
The islands had to this point not reported a single optimistic COVID-19 case.
Taking measures to forestall the unfold of the virus, the administration has directed all those that had are available contact with him to go on quarantine, they mentioned.
The samples of his major contacts have been taken for lab examination, officers mentioned.
The administration additionally suspended all of the inter-island actions, together with ships from Tuesday, they mentioned. It had just lately relaxed the SOP.
In a communication, the administration had mentioned anybody can now go to the islands from the mainland with a unfavourable take a look at report of RT-PCR obtained 48 hours earlier than journey.
(With PTI inputs)