Three cases of Delta Plus AY 2 variant of coronavirus was confirmed in the Nainital district on Monday.
Out of 15 samples, three samples confirmed the presence of Delta Plus sub-variant AY 2, these samples were sent to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in July for confirmation of the Delta Plus variant.
However, the district health officials said the Delta Plus variant is not found in any samples. The samples of relatives of the patients who came positive and those who came in contact were also tested, but all the reports were negative.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Bhagirathi Joshi said in any of the patients the Delta Plus variant was not confirmed. The three patients in whom AY 2 variant was confirmed had mild symptoms of coronavirus. Samples of all three people will be sent again for testing. While, the patients have now completely recovered.
The samples of MBBS students of the Government Medical College, Haldwani will also be sent to NCDC for examination of variants. Nursing classes have also been postponed for two days after 19 MBBS students in the medical college reported COVID positive.
The nursing students will also be tested for coronavirus. The Uttarakhand government on Monday announced the delay of the ongoing COVID-19 -induced curfew in the state till September 7.
However, the restrictions have been extended in view of the situation of COVID-19 in the state. For entry from other states, a certificate of two doses of COVID vaccine has to be produced. And if there is no certificate the entry will be allowed only on an RTPCR negative report of not more than 72 hours old.