In Karnataka, one of the two men positive for Omicron ” escaped” afterwards, taking a negative report from a private lab, the state government said at the moment. The state is trying to track down likewise ten people who reportedly went missing from the field.
Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashok said after a high-level meeting on Omicron that the travellers won’t be allowed to leave the field until their report is out.
A 66- year-old from South Africa who was found to be Omicron-infected” fled”, the minister said.
The minister further said that all will now be tested because one of them tested positive for Omicron after showing a negative Covid test indeed.
On November 20, the man had arrived from South Africa and left for Dubai seven days latterly.
It was said by the minister that a complaint with the police had been lodged by them regarding the person who escaped from the Shangri-La hotel.
The man, completely vaccinated, checked into the hostel the day he arrived and was positive for COVID-19. He’d arrived with a negative Covid test report.
When a doctor of government visited him at the hostel, he was asymptomatic and was advised by the government’s doctor to self-isolate.
But since he was from one of the nations designated “at- threat”, his samples were collected again and transferred for genome sequencing on November 22.
Around twenty-four people came in contact with him on inquiring it was found, all of them were tested and came out as negative.
On November 23, the man took another test at a private lab, and the result came back negative.
On November 27, around night, he checked out of the hostel, took a taxi to the airport and boarded a flight to Dubai.
Omicron was verified when he’d formerly left.
Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said precedence had been given to tracing the passengers from Africa who vanished without tests at the field. Earlier, our police department has done a good job of tracking down those who have escaped. And our police will demonstrate their effectiveness and will track them all. But I prompt the passengers to act responsibly and with social concern,” Dr Sudhakar said.