The first Covid-19 case was reported within the Lakshadweep Islands on Monday, nearly an 12 months 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 January three and examined constructive on Monday, official sources stated. He just isn’t a resident of the islands, they stated.
The case was reported two weeks after the Lakshadweep administration revised Standard Operating Procedures by putting off obligatory quarantine tips for these arriving from Kochi.
The islands had to this point not reported a single constructive 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 stated.
The samples of his main contacts have been taken for lab examination, officers stated.
The administration additionally suspended all of the inter island actions, together with ships from Tuesday, they stated.
It had just lately relaxed the SOP.
In a communication, the administration had stated anybody can now go to the islands from the mainland with a unfavorable take a look at report of RT-PCR obtained 48 hours earlier than travel.