AGARTALA, Dec 27 - A man who has recently returned from the United Kingdom has tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura, but it is yet to be ascertained whether he has been infected by the mutant coronavirus strain, a senior official said on Saturday.
The Tripura government has identified two persons who have returned from the UK in a fortnight, of whom one has tested positive for COVID-19, the State nodal officer for coronavirus, Dr Deep Debbarma, told reporters here.
He said the man�s samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune to check for the mutated strain of the coronavirus.
�The infected person and his family members have been put under home isolation. He had returned home around 14 days ago and is asymptomatic,� Debbarma said.
The fresh case has taken the northeastern State�s COVID-19 tally to 33,226, a health official said. � PTI