Three Thai tourists in Bihar's Gaya tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, taking the total number of active cases in the district to seven, district health officials said
Three Thai tourists in Bihar's Gaya tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, taking the total number of active cases in the district to seven, district health officials said. Home isolation was recommended for them in the monastery. However, the Covid-19 bulletin issued by the state health department on Monday put the number of active cases in the state at four, all from Gaya.
According to state health officials, it did not count samples that tested positive Monday night because their test results came after the deadline for compiling the daily Covid-19 bulletin. “All three international tourists who tested positive during random sampling at the Gaya international airport are asymptomatic and have been advised home isolation at the monastery where they are residing, ” civil surgeon and medical officer in charge of Gaya district Dr Ranjan Kumar Singh said. “We will allow the patients to end their home isolation period if they test negative on the fifth day, or else we will wait seven days, as per the standard protocol,” said Dr Singh.
Four Thai tourists who tested positive in the district last Saturday were also sent into home isolation at the monastery.
In December last year, nearly 25 foreigners tested positive for Covid-19 during a random test drive at Gaya airport outside the Dalai Lama's religious congregation. Most of them were reportedly from Thailand. Earlier this month, two more foreigners, one each from Cambodia and Thailand, tested positive for Covid-19 during random sampling at Gaya airport.