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4 cases of BF.7 variant, driving China’s Covid-19 surge, found in India

According to the reports, a 61-year-old NRI woman from the Sabhanpura neighbourhood of Vadodara tested positive for the BF.7 variant of Covid-19. Vadodara Municipal Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani confirmed the incident and said that the NRI woman arrived from the United States to India and tested positive for Covid-19. 

On Wednesday, four instances of BF.7, a Covid-19 variation that is causing a spike in infections in China, were discovered in India.

According to the reports, a 61-year-old NRI woman from the Sabhanpura neighbourhood of Vadodara tested positive for the BF.7 variant of Covid-19. Vadodara Municipal Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani confirmed the incident and said that the NRI woman arrived from the United States to India and tested positive for Covid-19. 

While two have been detected in Gujarat, one case has been traced to Odisha.

The woman’s blood was sent for genome sequencing, and the results were returned to her on Wednesday, confirming that she tested positive for the BF.7 mutation. According to the mayor, the woman received three doses of the Pfizer vaccination. The woman was isolated at home and did not notice any serious symptoms. The woman’s condition is normal.

Two additional persons who came into touch with her have been tested, and their samples have been submitted for genetic sequencing, according to the administration.

Besides the NRI woman, a person from Ahmedabad’s Gota region has also tested positive for BF.7. The individual recently arrived in Ahmedabad and tested positive for Covid-19. His sample was also sent for genome sequencing, and the findings indicate that he carries the BF.7 variation.

On Wednesday, the health department conducted a high-level conference in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar, where authorities addressed the steps they are doing to stop the spread of the infection. Experts at a Covid review meeting hosted by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya noted that while there has been no overall rise in Covid caseload, there is a need for continuing surveillance to keep track of current and new varieties in the country. 

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