A 40-year-old man flyer from Burkina Faso, a 39-year-old woman and her 9-year-old daughter from the UK have tested positive for Covid-19 after Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) traced and tested people with recent foreign travel history amid Omicron variant concerns.
Their samples have been sent for genome sequencing.
The 40-year-old man, a resident of Dighori, returned to the city on Sunday evening from Delhi. On December 3, he left from Burkina Faso in West Africa carrying an RT-PCR negative report. He landed in Delhi on Sunday and took a connecting flight the same day to Nagpur, where he tested RT-PCR positive on arrival. He is said to be unvaccinated.
The woman and her daughter were among 175 international travellers who reached the city between November 1 and November 30, after which the new restrictions were imposed by Maharashtra government.
They had reached Nagpur on November 29 after landing at Mumbai airport. Her husband too tested positive and is admitted in a Mumbai hospital, officials said. As per the information the man and mother-daughter duo have been shifted to AIIMS Nagpur where a special ward has been set up. All of them are said to be asymptomatic. They were staying in Dhantoli. The woman was fully vaccinated.