New Delhi: India on Saturday reported the fourth case of Omicron variant in the country.
A 33-year-old person from Kalyan-Dombivli who recently returned from South Africa found positive for the Omicron variant of COVID19. This is the first case of the variant in Maharashtra and the fourth in the country.
This comes hours after a Gujarat man who returned from Zimbabwe has been found infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Maharashtra Health Department said that the passenger arrived in Mumbai on Nov 24 from Capetown, South Africa through Dubai & Delhi. Reportedly, he hasn’t taken any vaccine. 12 of his high-risk contacts & 23 of the low-risk contacts have been traced and all have been tested negative for COVID19.
Additionally, 25 of the co-passengers from the Delhi-Mumbai flight have also been tested negative. More contacts are currently being traced the state health department confirmed.
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.
(With ANI Inputs)