Vijayawada woman tests positive for new COVID-19 strain!
Galatta | Dec 24, 2020, 04:57 pm
The entire world is closing down their doors (once again), to stop a Virus from coming into their boundaries. This being the second time, most people are already prepared but as the first time showed, nobody can be 100% prepared. Yes, we are indeed talking about the original COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus Pandemic's outbreak being the first time and the second time being now, with the outbreak of the mutated new strain of the Corona Virus spreading through the UK, rapidly! There have been a number of cases of this new Virus being detected in various nations outside of the UK. India had announced the temporary suspension of all flights to and from the UK, till December 31st!
However, it looks like India has been a little too late. A Vijayawada woman who returned from the UK at Delhi, on December 21st! Reports state that an Anglo-Indian woman by the name of Mary Winfred Ann, has tested positive for the new strain of the Corona Virus. She landed at the Delhi airport from London and underwent the RT-PCR test there. A teacher in a private school, Mary Winfred Ann had been sent to a quarantine centre by the health authorities. The biggest issue here is that, she is said to have quietly escaped from the quarantine centre. Following this, the authorities immediately sounded a nation-wide alert and called up the East Godavari, as she is said to be a resident of Ramakrishna Nagar in Rajahmundry.
The Police officials contacted the woman's relatives and came to know that she had boarded a train to reach home. However, the lady had switched off her mobile phone after coming to know that the Police had contacted her relatives. Later, a report from the Railway Police stated that the woman was found travelling by First Class coach in a train from Delhi to Rajahmundry. The authorities then took her by the same train to Rajahmundry and stated that she would be housed in an isolation ward of the local government hospital. This information was given out by the East Godavari District Coordinator for Health Services - Dr. T. Ramesh Kumar. Now, the biggest concern is, how many people on the train could have come into contact with the infected woman and how many of them had gotten infected themselves. The first COVID case recorded in East Godavari, also happened to be a person who had returned from the UK. Stay tuned for updates...