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India Reports 3rd Omicron Case In Gujarat Man Who Returned from Zimbabwe

The first two cases of Omicron strain were confirmed in two individuals in Karnataka.

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New Delhi: A Gujarat man who returned from Zimbabwe has been found infected with Omicron variant of COVID-19. This is the third Omicron case in India.

The sample of the Jamnagar resident, a 72-year-old man, was sent for genome sequencing after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, PTI reported quoting the state health department, adding that Gujarat health commissioner Jai Prakash Shivhare has confirmed that the man was found infected with Omicron.

The first two cases of Omicron strain were confirmed in two individuals in Karnataka. On Thursday, two cases of Omicron cases were detected in Karnataka — one 66-year old is a South African national who had left the country after testing negative, while the other is a local person — a doctor aged 46, with no travel history.

ALSO READ: India Reports First Two Cases Of Omicron Variant, Both In Karnataka: Health Ministry

Five contacts of the doctor have also tested positive and their samples have been sent for genomic sequencing.

Apart from this, at least 12 patients suspected to be infected with the COVID-19 ‘Omicron’ variant have been admitted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) hospital in Delhi on Friday. Of these suspects, two have come from the UK, one from France and one from the Netherlands, ANI reported citing its sources.

The Omicron strain, first detected in South Africa, has been classified as a ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organization (WHO).

ALSO READ: 12 Omicron Suspects Admitted To Delhi’s LNJP Hospital So Far: Sources

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