Omicron in India: Karnataka reports 2 cases of this new variant

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Omicron in India: Two cases of the new Omicron variant have been detected in India. Ministry of Health informed Thursday that India reported this coronavirus strain that has already been detected in 20 countries so far.

Also, both the cases in India have been reported from Karnataka. They are two male patients, aged 66 and 46, as per the Health Ministry.

However, their identities will not be revealed over privacy concerns.

As per sources, the 66-year-old male with the Omicron variant is a foreigner with a history of travelling to South Africa.

However, the 46-year-old one is a health worker in Bengaluru. The first patient left India seven days after his results came back positive.

Besides, all people who came in contact with these two patients have been traced and are being tested.

It is worth mentioning that both the cases are mild and show no severe symptoms.

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The Centre has been emphasising the importance of following Covid-appropriate behaviour from time to time.

As per some of the early indications, the heavily-mutated Omicron variant may be markedly more contagious than previous Covid-19 variants. In India, the situation is also well under control.

The Omicron variant was first discovered in South Africa. Sooner, several nations began re-imposing restrictions.

This variant remains the latest coronavirus strain to emerge since the start of the pandemic in 2020.

Moreover, India was set to restart scheduled commercial international flights on December 15; but now it has introduced a set of new rules for the passengers arriving in India.

The government has also advised states to ramp up testing and stressed son following Covid-appropriate behaviour.

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