The case was reported two weeks after the Lakshadweep administration revised SOPs by eliminating obligatory quarantine tips for these arriving from Kochi
Kochi: The first COVID-19 case was reported within the Lakshadweep Islands on Monday, practically a yr after the outbreak of the pandemic within the nation.
The man, belonging to the India Reserve Batallion, had left for Kavaratti by ship from Kochi on 3 January and examined
optimistic on Monday, official sources mentioned.
He shouldn’t be a resident of the islands, they mentioned.
The case was reported two weeks after the Lakshadweep administration revised Standard Operating Procedures by eliminating obligatory quarantine tips for these arriving from Kochi.
The islands had thus far not reported a single optimistic COVID-19 case.
Taking measures to stop the unfold of the virus, the administration has directed all those that had are available contact
with him to go on quarantine, they mentioned.
The samples of his major contacts have been taken for lab examination, officers mentioned.
The administration additionally suspended all of the inter island actions, together with ships from Tuesday, they mentioned. It had lately relaxed the SOP.
In a communication, the administration had mentioned anybody can now go to the islands from the mainland with a adverse check report of RT-PCR obtained 48 hours earlier than journey.