Rajasthan’s pink city and capital of the state, Jaipur has reported 9 cases of the Omicron variant of Corona. Officials quote that covid report of a family of 4 members came positive that returned from South Africa. Further, according to their travel history, authorities sent their samples for genome sequencing. Subsequently, all the reports tested positive for the Omicron variant. After that, officials tested the 34 people including those that came in contact with that family. Out of them, 9 were positive for omicron. The remaining 25 reports came negative.
Genome sequencing finds nine Omicron cases in Jaipur
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Medical Secretary Vaibhav Galriya said, that the family of 4 came from South Africa. The hospital staff admitted them to Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur (RUHS). Further, the 5 people that came in contact with the family and are also found infected, are admitted to RUHS.
Omicron variant cases in other parts of India
Earlier, authorities found 7 people in Pune Maharashtra to test positive from the Omicron variant. Maharashtra Health Department said, “Four persons in Pune who returned from foreign tours and three of their close contacts have tested positive for the Omicron variant”.
The positive people include a woman with her 2 daughters that returned to Pune from Nigeria. Further, her brother who came in contact also tested positive. Another person of Pune who returned from Finland last week is also among the infected people.
Later, a man from Maharashtra who traveled to Mumbai from South Africa via Dubai and Delhi was positive for the new variant too.
Further, National Capital Delhi reported its first and India’s 5th case of Omicron infection on Sunday morning. The patient, a Tanzania returnee, has mild symptoms as he had taken both doses of the vaccine.
India has added several countries to the “at-risk” list from where travelers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in the country, including post-arrival testing for infection. According to the Centre, the countries designated as “at-risk” include the UK, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Israel.