6 Passengers From South Africa, Other ‘At-Risk’ Countries Test Positive For COVID-19: Maharashtra Health Department

Mumbai: Amid the Omicron scare, the Maharashtra public health department has informed that six passengers who arrived from South Africa or other ‘high-risk’ countries have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Officials of the health department, familiar with the development, were quoted by news agency ANI as saying that one each in Mumbai corporation, Kalyan-Dombivali corporation, Mira-Bhayandar corporation and Pune, and two from Nigeria in Pimpri-Chinchwad corporation have tested positive.

“All these passengers, though tested Covid-19 positive, are either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic,” the health department further told ANI.

All the samples have been sent for genomic sequencing and their contact tracing exercise is underway.

Earlier in the day, it was reported that a person who returned to Pune from Zambia in November has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

In the meantime, the Pune administration has postponed the reopening of schools for classes 1 to 7 till December 15 amid Omicron, Hindustan Times reported.


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