An Argentine tourist who was found infected with Corona on December 26 in Agra has gone missing. Agra’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Arun Kumar Srivastava gave this information. A tourist’s sample was taken during the screening at the Taj Mahal and if the antigen test came positive, he was not allowed inside the premises.
Doctor. Srivastava said that the foreign tourist had given wrong contact details and he was being traced with the help of the authorities and the police. He said that on December 26, the Kovid-19 report of an international tourist who came to see the Taj Mahal came positive. They were not allowed to enter the campus after they tested antigen positive. He gave us wrong contact details. We are local we are looking for it with the help of local administration, police, ASI and nearby hotels.
Earlier, a youth who had returned from China was found Covid-19 positive in Agra on 25 December.
Doctor. Srivastava also said that a few days ago another youth who had returned from China was found to be Covid-19 positive in Agra. Samples have been sent to Lucknow for genome sequencing. Genome sequencing is important because it came back from China. He came to India on 22 December and reached Agra on 23 December. We are trying to trace his contacts. The youth did not come in contact with many people as he stayed in the room most of the time after his return.
In view of the wave of corona in many countries including China, an alert has been declared in India. Under the guidelines of the Central Government, testing is being done at Agra Railway Station, Bus Stand and Airport.
Those coming to visit the Taj Mahal and other monuments in Agra are being screened by the Health Department. During this, more attention is paid to foreign tourists.
A large number of domestic and foreign tourists come every day to see the Taj Mahal in Agra. Official sources said that in view of the situation, every tourist will have to undergo COVID-19 test before visiting the monuments.
District Health Information Officer (Agra) Anil Satsangi said that the health department has started investigation to prevent the spread of infection. Due to the issue of alert, now testing has been made mandatory for all the passengers.