UK Returnee Mutant Covid Virus Scare: DMET Asks People Not To Panic, But Be Alert

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the scary news of a suspected case of UK mutant Covid virus stated to have been detected from a 34-year-old male of this capital city, DMET C.B.K. Mohanty today advised the people not to be panicky but to remain more careful.

The DMET said that the UK returnee to this capital city recently is under scanner as he has symptoms like other patients for which he would undergo the requisite medical analysis.

He, however, claimed that the Covid-19 strain cannot be termed as the expected second wave as it is keeping all on tenterhooks.

The DMET also informed that all the foreign returnees have been instructed to intimate the State Government so that necessary measures could be undertaken.

He also said that all should spontaneously cooperate to tackle and avert such an emergent situation.

Notably, the tweet of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) yesterday (December 23) informed, “A 34 year old male reached Bhubaneswar from UK on 18th Dec and tested COVID positive in a pvt lab. He was shifted to Govt sponsored COVID hospital immediately. He has mild flu-like symptoms. Confirmatory test on Spike Genome Sequencing is being done through RMRC to ascertain the COVID strain. Contact tracing has been already completed as per government guidelines.”