Chief Medical Officer Arun Srivastava said on Sunday that a 40-year-old man who returned from China two days ago had tested positive for COVID-19.
Genome sequencing will be done in Lucknow, he said.
His family members and those who came into contact with him have been tested by the health department, Srivastava said.
On December 23, the man returned from China via Delhi, where he was tested at a private lab. He said the report came back positive for Covid.
It’s the first Covid positive case in the district since November 25.
There’s been a surge in Coronavirus cases in some countries, including China.
The Center said RT-PCR tests would be mandatory for passengers from China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand, and it asked states to conduct a mock drill on December 27 to make sure health facilities were ready.
Agra’s health department started screening foreign tourists at the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Akbar’s Tomb.
Agra airport, railway station, and Inter Bus Terminal (ISBT) are also collecting samples.
Sample collection at Sarojani Naidu Medical College, District Hospital and Primary and Community Health Centers in rural Agra has been started with priority. Anyone with symptoms of cold, cough and fever can visit the health centers to get a Covid test,” CMO said.
According to Srivastava, residents should wear masks and keep their distance from public places. To avoid infection, they should use hand sanitizer and follow COVID guidelines.
In addition, residents should get their precaution dose of COVID-19.” You can get in touch with the health department on 0562-2600412 and 9458569043 if you have questions about the disease.
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