Bodh Gaya hit the headlines after samples of four foreigners tested positive for Covid -19.

Reports said that at the Buddhist pilgrimage town of Gaya, samples were collected and sent for genome sequencing on Sunday.

A report quoting one official said that another person, a 60-year-old woman from the United Kingdom, also tested positive last week before the central government formally asked states to step up analysis of positive Covid-19 cases to detect new coronavirus variants amid a spiraling wave in China.

She has returned to her country UK, Gaya civil surgeon Dr. Ranjan Kumar Singh confirmed today.

Three of the four foreigners who tested positive on Sunday are from Thailand, the fourth is from Myanmar.

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