Pune: After Return From Zambia, Man Tests COVID Positive

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Sumit Singh
Pune, 30th November 2021: A Pune resident who returned from Zambia, a landlocked country in Africa, has tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID19). However, his family members have tested negative.

According to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the man (60) had come back to India 15 days ago. He had gone to Zambia for business purposes. He had returned to India on 20 November in Mumbai and then travelled to Pune by taxi car. After he underwent several tests at the hospital he was tested positive for COVID19 on 25th November. Earlier, he was home quarantined but now he has been admitted to a hospital. His swab and blood samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) for genome sequencing to know the variant of coronavirus, informed PMC’S Assistant Health Officer Dr Sanjeev Wavre.

Meanwhile, PMC has conducted an RT-PCR test of his family members and the driver who travelled with him from Mumbai to Pune and all of them have tested negative for COVID.

Currently, the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has put everyone under threat worldwide. In the last few days, the city has been collecting information on who has come from overseas, especially from Africa, Hong Kong, Austria, Zimbabwe, Germany and Israel. As there is no direct flight to Pune from these countries, the PMC team will collect the information on all arrivals in Pune from Indian cities with international airports.