COVID-19

Omicron Scare In India: 2 South Africa Returnees Test COVID Positive In Bengaluru

Published by
OB Bureau

Bengaluru: Has India already imported the new and more dangerous COVID-19 variant Omicron?

In a worrying development, two South African nationals have tested positive for coronavirus in Bengaluru. Their samples have been sent for further tests to ascertain the nature and variant of the virus, PTI reported.

According to Bengaluru Rural Deputy Commissioner K Srinivas, 94 persons have arrived in the state from South Africa this month (November 1 to 26), of whom two have tested positive for regular COVID-19.

Also Read: Now, UK Reports First Cases Of Omicron As New COVID Variant Spreads To 6 Nations

Srinivas, under whose jurisdiction Kempegowda International Airport falls, told newspersons that both infected persons have been quarantined and are being monitored by health authorities as their samples have been sent for more tests.

“So people need not worry,” he added, though his assurance is hardly comforting till the duo’s test show that they are not infected by Omicron variant.

India is on alert since World Health Organization (WHO) classified Omicron (B.1.1.529) as a “variant of concern”, with all travellers from any international destination to be governed by directions of the Central government while all domestic travellers have to be fully vaccinated or carry RT-PCR test valid for 72 hours.

Also Read: Will Covaxin, Covishield Be Effective Against Omicron Variant?

 

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

About 15,000 Students Drop Out Of Class IX Examinations In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: About 15,000 students have not appeared at Class IX annual examinations conducted across the…

May 17, 2022

11 Candidates To Contest In Odisha’s Brajrajnagar Bypoll; Know Contestants Who Withdrew

Bhubaneswar: With 3 Independent candidates withdrawing their nominations on Tuesday, total 11 aspirants will contest…

May 17, 2022

Naveen To Inaugurate Revamped Taratarini Temple Tomorrow; Top Officers Review Arrangements

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of inauguration of revamped Taratarini temple by chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday,…

May 17, 2022

2 Killed As Van Plunges Into Gorge In Odisha’s Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: Two persons, including a woman, were killed and 10 others injured after a pickup…

May 17, 2022

IMD Forecasts Thunderstorm In Several Districts Of Odisha For 3 Days

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday forecast thunderstorm in several districts of Odisha for…

May 17, 2022

Miscreants Open Fire At Crowded CRP Square In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Panic struck the people at crowded CRP Square in the capital city as two…

May 17, 2022