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Covid XE variant is not lethal, and the infected man is asymptomatic, according to a Maharashtra minister

On Saturday, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope stated that Omicron sub-variant XE is not fatal and that the lone case discovered in the state of an old man is asymptomatic.

Mr Tope told reporters in Jalna that a 67-year-old man and his wife from Mumbai tested positive for coronavirus in Gujarat last month.

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On March 6, the guy arrived from London and made contact with two British citizens. On March 11, he had a low-grade fever. On March 12, he was tested during his stay in Vadodara, and the sample was transferred to the Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre for genome sequencing, according to Mr Tope.

The elderly guy acquired a fever on March 13 and returned to Mumbai the next day, according to the health ministry.

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Mr Tope stated that three additional people in Gujarat who had contact with the affected guy were tested and proved to be negative and lacking the (XE) sub-variant.

Since March 20, the man has been quarantined at his Mumbai residence. He has no symptoms. He’d had two dosages (of the anti-COVID-19 vaccine). He is suffering from hypertension. He stated that there is no need to be concerned about the new version because it is not fatal.

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According to Gujarat government authorities, the guy was infected with the XE strain based on a report from a Gandhinagar-based laboratory, which was cross-checked and verified on Friday by a facility in Kolkata.

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