Travellers coming in from Dubai and the United Kingdom were the main sources of coronavirus importations into India, an analytical study by the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, reported PTI.
The study, published in the Journal of Travel Medicine, said that the infection spread to Indian states primarily due to international travels.
The study also found that those infected from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi did not play a significant role in spreading the disease. However, people infected in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala played a major role in local transmission and spread of inter-state cases.
The team of researchers used the travel history of those infected between January and April as the primary data source and a social network was created depicting the spread in the early phase of the pandemic. “The research found that the maximum numbers of connections were established from Dubai