gujarat omicron reports first case of Omicron Covid-19 variant. A man who came from Zimbabwe to Gujarat’s Jamnagar tested positive for the Omicron variant of coronavirus.
person who travelled from Zimbabwe to Gujarat’s Jamnagar has tested positive for the Omicron variant of coronavirus, the state health department has confirmed.
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The 72-year-old came to Jamnagar via South Africa two days ago. After the man tested positive for Covid-19 during screening at the airport, the authorities sent his sample to Pune for genome sequencing. A 72-year-old man in Jamnagar, who had returned from Zimbabwe, tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday, which is said to be the third case in the country.
The man is fully vaccinated. At least 10 people who came in contact with him have been quarantined and their test reports are awaited. At present, the man has been moved to an isolation ward in Jamnagar where his condition is stable.
Earlier, Karnataka had reported the first two cases two days ago.
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This is the third confirmed case of Omicron variant in India. Earlier, two cases of Omicron were detected in Karnataka.The first patient, a 66-year-old, came to the state from South Africa on November 20 and left India seven days later. The second patient is a health care worker and has no travel history, said government sources. The genome sequencing revealed that the person was infected with the newly discovered Omicron variant of coronavirus. Follow Coronavirus LIVE Updates
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“The sample report from Gujarat Biotechnology Research Center has confirmed the Omicron variant in the Jamnagar resident. We have isolated him and many of his close contacts. The entire area has been put under the micro containment zone. We appeal to everyone to wear masks and take vaccines,” additional chief secretary, health department, Manoj Agrawal told reporters in Gandhinagar.
The health department also convened an emergency meeting to issue new guidelines to contain the virus. Officials said that the infected person, fully vaccinated, is a native of Jamnagar who has been living in Zimbabwe. He landed on November 28 and caught a fever. He was found covid-19 infected following the RT-PCR test.
Health officials said that another sample of the 72-year-old from Jamnagar village, who landed from Zimbabwe, has been sent to the Pune-based National Institute of Virology for genome sequencing whose report is awaited. Meanwhile, Jamnagar deputy municipal commissioner, A K Vastani, told DH, “We have isolated 10 people, who came in close contact with the infected person, while 80 others are under our watch. None of them has tested positive for the virus. The condition of the infected person is stable. He only had a sore throat and tiredness.”