Man Returns From South Africa, Tests COVID Positive In Thane; No Confirmation Of Omicron

Thane: A man who returned from South Africa to Dombivali in Thane district of Maharashtra recently has tested positive for coronavirus, a Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) official said on Sunday, PTI reported.

However, there is no confirmation about his carrying the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

The man had travelled from Cape Town to Dombivali on November 24. “He underwent a COVID-19 test which returned positive,” the official added. The man didn’t come in contact with anyone after returning from South Africa, Dr Pratiba Panpatil, Medical Officer, KDMC, told reporters.

The patient is currently admitted at the Art Gallery isolation centre of the KDMC, the official said. “The KDMC health department is on alert. We are prepared to deal with the new variant,” Dr Panpail told PTI.

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