Karnataka sees two positive cases of the Omicron variant as per the statement of government officials. In India, these two cases are the first cases to be reported.
So far, two cases of the Omicron variant have been reported in the country. Both cases are from Karnataka; one of a 66-year-old male and another of a 46-year-old male, said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union health ministry and family welfare.
He further said that the cases had not reported any severe symptoms so far.
The primary connections and secondary connections of both the cases have been singled out and are being processed as claimed by Union Health Ministry official Lav Agarwal.
The Omicron variant was first detected in southern Africa and since also has spread to 29 countries, the health ministry functionary informed today (India is the 30th country).
The Indian government has formerly enforced strict measures for transnational trippers to check the spread of the new strain. Those measures have come into effect from Wednesday.
As part of the new guidelines, the Centre has made a negative RT-PCR test obligatory for trippers arriving from countries linked as at- threat’ (where omicron cases have been reported). The central government also directed countries to ramp up testing.
Niti Aayog member Dr VK Paul, who was also present at the briefing, was asked about the resumption of transnational breakouts and administering of booster shots.”The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is being precisely examined, we will take decisions on the base of it. It’s an ongoing discussion within our specialized and scientific circles,” he said.
India was set to renew listed marketable transnational breakouts on December 15, but on Wednesday scrapped that plan and said a resumption date would be blazoned in due course.
After battling a record jump in infections and deaths in April and May, coronavirus complaint (Covid-19) cases have come down mainly in India, where the Delta variant is the dominant strain.
On Thursday, the country recorded new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, numbering 9,765 which took its total census to 34.61 million. Only the United States has reported more Covid-19 cases.
The number of active cases remained below the 1 lakh mark, and as of now, 99,763 is the active caseload.