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First Omicron Case Reported In Delhi After Tanzania Returnee Tests Positive; Total National Tally Rises Up To 5

India has also added several countries to the list from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in the country, including post-arrival testing for infection.

Delhi records first case of Omicron variant at Lok Nayak Hospital
Picture used for representational purpose only. (Image: ANI)

New Delhi: India on Sunday reported its fifth Omicron case detected in Delhi as a Tanzania returnee tested positive for the strain. Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain has said that the patient is currently undergoing treatment at Lok Nayak Hospital.

Fifteen suspected patients of Omicron, who flew in the national capital from “at risk” countries are admitted to the Delhi government’s LNJP hospital, news agency PTI reported.

“First omicron case detected in Delhi. The patient admitted to the LNJP Hospital had returned from Tanzania. Till now, 17 people (who come from abroad) have tested positive for Covid and they have been admitted to the hospital,” Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain told reporters.

The first two cases of Omicron were reported in Karnataka. On Saturday, the third and the fourth case of the infection were reported from Gujarat’s Jamnagar and Maharashtra’s Dombivli respectively.

The new Omicron coronavirus variant has been confirmed in 23 countries and their number is expected to rise, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had said.

India has also added several countries to the list from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in the country, including post-arrival testing for infection.

With Inputs From ANI.

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