Twelve suspected instances of Omicron have been admitted to hospitals in Delhi after they arrived on worldwide flights over the previous three days. Their samples have been despatched for genome testing to substantiate whether or not they’re contaminated with the Omicron pressure.
All are on the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital in Delhi. Eight had been hospitalised yesterday after they examined constructive for Covid. 4 extra had been admitted right this moment however their Covid assessments aren’t out but.
“4 are from the UK, 4 from France, some from Tanzania, one from Belgium. All are secure, just one has a fever,” mentioned Suresh Kumar, Medical Director, LNJP Hospital.
He mentioned samples have been despatched for genome testing and whether or not any of them is Omicron-infected will probably be identified in 5 – 6 days. “Genome sequencing is a prolonged and complex process,” Dr Kumar informed NDTV.
Two Omicron instances have been confirmed in India to this point, each in Karnataka. One in every of them is a 46-year-old totally vaccinated physician from Bengaluru with no journey historical past. He developed signs of fever and physique ache on November 21.
The opposite Omicron affected person is a 66-year-old South African who got here to India with a unfavorable Covid report on November 20 and left for Dubai on a flight seven days later. The Karnataka authorities has filed a case alleging he “escaped” from a resort and took a flight out.
In Tamil Nadu, two worldwide air travellers, together with a toddler, from ‘in danger’ nations examined constructive for Covid early this morning. The state authorities has denied experiences that they had been instances of Omicron, clarifying that samples have been despatched for genome testing.
The Omicron variant, first present in South Africa, has been confirmed in 23 nations and the quantity is anticipated to rise, WHO has mentioned.
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