Hyderabad: The mother of a UK returnee tested positive on Friday for the mutant strain of the Covid-19 causing SARS-CoV-19, called B.1.1.7, the third so far in the state. Her son, who had returned from the United Kingdom to Warangal on December 11, was the first person in the state to test positive for the new virus strain on Tuesday.
However, the wife of the UK returnee has tested negative for the new strain. The mother and son have been kept in isolation wards separately and are healthy. They are being monitored by healthcare authorities and have stated that they are not suffering any adverse effects. The wife has also been kept in an isolation facility.
Besides these two, a Briton had tested positive for the Covid-19 B.1.1.7 strain on Wednesday. The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology has tested samples from UK returnees in Telangana state.
The transmission from son to mother in Warangal was stated to be local. A senior scientist at the CCMB said, “We must…