Omicron: India reports first cases of new Covid variant

Omicron: India reports first cases of new Covid variant

Newsdesk |
December 3, 2021

Two men in the southern Indian state of Karnataka have tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant.

New Delhi, 03 December2021

As per news report of BBC, one of them, a 66-year-old South African national, had travelled from there and has already left India, officials said. The second - a 46-year-old doctor in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru - has no travel history. These are the first cases of the new Omicron variant to be reported in India. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Omicron poses a "high infection risk". At a press briefing on Thursday, health officials said the two patients with the new strain had shown mild symptoms. All their primary contacts and secondary contacts have been traced and are being tested.

Source - BBC


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