In the last week of February, the SMC health department found three patients with the UK strain of coronavirus
Surat: Reports from three other Covid-19 patients in the city have confirmed they were infected with the British and South African strains of the virus.
Officials said two patients had a British strain while one was found to be of the South African strain. A 56-year-old man and his wife, 51, who were in the Athwa Zone were discovered with the British contamination, while a 41-year-old man in Katargam had the South African variant, the official said.
“In Surat City we found three more patients with a variant strain (2 UK strain B 1.1.7 / 1 South Africa B 1.1.351). I urge everyone to use masks and take all precautions, including avoiding crowded places, ”Community Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani tweeted Tuesday evening.
Pani said these three patients had a local travel history and had recovered and discharged a few days ago. Reports of their samples, which had been sent to the Pune lab for testing, arrived on Tuesday.
Previously, in the last week of February, the SMC health department had found three patients with the UK coronavirus strain, including a 17-year-old boy from the Athwa zone and a 45-year-old and 49-year-old woman from the Adajan area.
“Following the new cases of Covid-19 strains in Surat, we are asking people to follow Covid-19 guidelines and keep social distance to stop the virus from spreading. To detect cases of infection, we conduct aggressive tests and isolate them. The focus is on people with a history of travel in and out of the state, he added.
Test centers have been set up at the entry points of the city, at the bus depot and at the airport.