Bengaluru, Nov. 28 -- Two travellers from South Africa have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Bengaluru and their samples have been sent for genome sequencing to determine the variant, officials familiar with the matter said. While an official report is awaited, a government official said that the lab has said that the two were infected with the Delta variant of the virus.

Officials said the tested positive for Covid during the RT-PCR tests conducted at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). "The first passenger arrived in Bengaluru on November 11 and the second arrived on November 16. Both were kept in quarantine after the positive result," Karnataka health secretary TK Anil Kumar said.

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