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New COVID strain: CM Yogi directs officials to trace people back from abroad in past 15 days

The people, who came in the past 15 days from the countries where a new COVID-19 strain has been found, should be quarantined.

Shivani Arora

Shivani AroraBy Shivani Arora

Published on 22 Dec 2020 11:22 AM GMT

New COVID strain: CM Yogi directs officials to trace people back from abroad in past 15 days
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LUCKNOW : In a bid to prevent the spread of a new COVID strain, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed officials to trace people who came from abroad in the past 15 days.

CM Yogi:

The people, who came in the past 15 days from the countries where a new COVID-19 strain has been found, should be quarantined and their contacts be traced, the CM said at a review meeting.

"In all districts, the administration should ensure compulsory contact tracing," the CM said according to a statement issued here.

He directed the Health Department to issue a separate helpline and said private labs should not charge more than 700 for a RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test.

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The CM, however, expressed satisfaction at the recovery rate of 95.68 per cent in UP.

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