Thiruvananthapuram: Six U.K returnees from Kerala have tested positive for the new strain of the virus, Health Minister K.K Shailaja said.
"Six people who recently returned from the U.K have tested positive for the new strain. We have placed them under surveillance", the minister told.
While two persons each from Alappuzha and Kozhikode have tested positive for the new variant, Kottayam and Kannur districts have reported one case each, she said.
The six are under isolation and observation, the minister added.