SpiceHealth to take sequencing of incoming positive samples to airports

SpiceHealth to take sequencing of incoming positive samples to airports

In a move that would ensure early action in containing new mutant variants of Covid-19 detected in the UK and other countries, SpiceHealth has tied-up with CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) to set up a portable testing laboratory for genome sequencing at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport for all positive samples from international travellers. Under this programme, all positive samples from international travellers arriving at Delhi’s IGI airport would be sequenced at the airport sequencing laboratory, to ensure early action in containing new mutant variants that have increased transmissibility.

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