SHILLONG/GUWAHATI: Meghalaya on Tuesday recorded 5 circumstances of Omicron an infection, which included one customer from neighbouring Assam.
According to the Meghalaya well being division, the Omicron circumstances embrace two from Saiden, one from Langkyrding, one from Happy Valley and one from Laitumkhrah within the state capital Shillong. The state registered 32 Covid-19 circumstances on Tuesday.
An Assam well being division supply stated a 13-year-old boy, who’s a resident of the state, is reportedly one of many 5 individuals who’ve examined Omicron constructive in Meghalaya. “The boy migrated to Assam from Meghalaya on December 22. His samples were collected on December 21 in Meghalaya where the whole genome sequencing was done,” the supply informed TOI. Meghalaya well being division has knowledgeable the Assam well being division in regards to the case.
The Assam well being division is ready for an official communication from Meghalaya aspect, earlier than formally declaring it as the primary resident of the state who has been discovered Omicron constructive.
The boy was untraceable for the state well being division’s surveillance workforce as he was not reachable on the registered cell phone. “The contact tracing is going to be a big challenge now as the boy probably went to Meghalaya and is with his parents. Considering the faster spread of Omicron he must have infected many already,” the official added.
Another worldwide passenger, who has been examined Omicron constructive in Meghalaya, reportedly went by means of the Guwahati airport in December.