A complete of 4 instances of the brand new Covid-19 variant Omicron have been detected from India to this point — 2 from Karnataka and 1 every from Maharashtra and Gujarat. However, all of the sufferers had gentle signs. Here is all that we learn about them to this point:
South African traveller, 66, absolutely vaccinated
The South African nationwide got here Bengaluru on November 20 and his samples have been collected on the airport. As he examined Covid optimistic, the samples have been despatched for genomic sequencing. The report that got here on Thursday, “confirmed that the Covid an infection was brought on by the Omicron variant,” officers mentioned.
The particular person was remoted in a resort instantly after he examined COVID optimistic at airport. However, he underwent one other Covid check subsequently at a personal laboratory. “This time, his reports came negative and he left for Dubai on November 27 as scheduled,” the official mentioned.
All the 24 major contacts and 240 secondary contacts of the international nationwide have examined damaging. “But they are still kept under watch.”
Bengaluru physician, 46, absolutely vaccinated
The Bengaluru physician had examined optimistic on November 22 and has no journey historical past to South Africa or another nation. On creating tiredness, weak point and fever, the physician obtained examined on November 22, following which he examined optimistic.
The physician’s 13 major contacts and 205 secondary contacts have been examined, an official mentioned. “Three primary and two secondary contacts have tested positive. They have been kept under isolation and samples have been sent for sequencing.”
Zimbabwe returnee, 72, absolutely vaccinated
The 72-year-old man, who arrived in Gujarat from Zimbabwe, a ‘high risk’ nation, on November 28, examined optimistic for coronavirus on December 2. His pattern have been later despatched for genome sequencing.
“Sore throat and weak point have been his signs. In additional checking, it was revealed that he had the Omicron variant. He was remoted after his pattern examined optimistic. His situation is clinically secure and he’s underneath medical commentary,” an official mentioned.
All of them have examined damaging for the virus to this point. They will probably be examined once more after a number of days.
The man, who hails from Jamnagar, has been dwelling in Zimbabwe for the final a few years. He arrived in Gujarat to satisfy his father-in-law. The contaminated affected person had taken each doses of the vaccine.
Thane resident, 33, unvaccinated
The 33-year-old man, who examined optimistic for Omicron, travelled to Mumbai from South Africa through Dubai and Delhi late final month. A resident of Thane district, he’s a marine engineer by occupation and has been travelling since final April. “Due to the odd nature of his job he could not get vaccinated whereas on the ship,” an official informed information company PTI.
“He was working on a private merchant navy ship and left the country in April when the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak. At that time, vaccine doses were available only for healthcare and frontline workers,” the official.
The man tried his finest to get a vaccine shot at some port however resulting from a number of restrictions and strict measures concerning the administration of jabs, he could not succeed, the official mentioned.
“He remained on the ship until November-end. As his ship arrived in South Africa, he was allowed to return to the nation (India) and his employer organized a return ticket for him. As he was out on the ocean for a very long time, he couldn’t get vaccinated. By the time he may get his tickets and the visa to journey again to India, he had been contaminated by the Omicron variant,” the official informed PTI.
Currently, he has been shifted to a COVID care centre. All his contacts for the previous few days have been examined for COVID-19. There reviews got here damaging.
(With inputs from businesses)
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