KP govt traces 66 out of 102 UK-returned passengers

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Peshawar: In a bid to keep a check on the new coronavirus strain found in Britain, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government have traced 66 out of the 102 passengers who arrived in the province from the UK on the federal government’s directives.

Khyber News learnt that people from 12 districts, including Mardan, Abbottabad, Swat and Nowshera traveled to the UK, and at least 102 passengers arrived in KP in one week. According to sources, the KP health department alerted all district officers following the identification of the people. A notification issued by the provincial government said all passengers coming from the UK should be tested and quarantined.

The province’s health department said the UK-borne coronavirus was more severe in terms of its transmission rate than the original one.

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