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UK passengers arriving in Mumbai quarantined amid new Covid strain concerns

Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (UK) in Mumbai on Tuesday morning have been sent for institutional quarantine in the wake of he new coronavirus strain

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A worker arranges beds to prepare a quarantine centre in an indoor hapania international fair Complex as preparedness of the coronavirus disease, in Agartala. Photo: ANI
A worker arranges beds to prepare a quarantine centre

Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (UK) in on Tuesday morning have been sent for institutional quarantine in the wake of the new strain.

People who came to receive them said, "Government should have informed us before. Didn't passengers board flight after being permitted by authorities?"

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner, Iqbal Singh Chahal on Monday said, "No flights to land from post 2:30 am. Passengers who have boarded flights will undergo institutional quarantine. Asymptomatic people will be quarantined at hotels while symptomatic passengers will be admitted at GT Hospital."

Flight services from the to India have been suspended till December 31 over the spread of a new strain of in London and England.

On December 20, Prime Minister Boris Johnson informed the public that a new variant of COVID-19 virus has been found in the .

He tweeted, "Given the early evidence we have on this new variant of the virus, and the potential risk it poses, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you we cannot continue with Christmas as planned.

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First Published: Tue, December 22 2020. 09:30 IST