Two cases of the Indian variant of Covid on Indian citizens returned to Puglia from India were identified by the experimental zooprophylactic institute of Puglia and Basilicata. This was announced by the regional health councilor Pierluigi Lopalco. The Zooprophylactic Institute has isolated the virus in the laboratory, this means that the characteristics of the variant can be analyzed in more detail and, above all, the efficacy of vaccines against this variant can be verified. “All the contacts of these cases – declares the commissioner Lopalco – have already been identified by the prevention department and placed in quarantine. It is very important to have isolated the virus because this will allow further studies on the ability of vaccine immunity to block even this variant. Puglia makes the virus isolated in the laboratory available to the international scientific community “.