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Bangalore News Highlights: First Two cases of Omicron Covid: Two men in the southern Indian state of Karnataka have tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant. These are the first cases of the new Omicron variant to be reported in India.

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Bangalore News Highlights

  • one case is of a male aged 46
  • the other is of a male aged 66
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Omicron poses a “high infection risk”.

The Health Ministry on Thursday confirmed that two cases of Omicron Covid variant have been found in Karnataka. While one case is of a male aged 46, the other is of a male aged 66.

Five contacts of the 46-year old man have tested positive so far. The patients have been isolated and their samples have been sent for genome testing.

The health ministry has been advising states and Union territories to keep a strict vigil and undertake surveillance of international passengers coming to the country through various airports.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai on Thursday met Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and sought advice and approval from the Centre on the possibility of administering booster doses to frontline workers in the state.

Bommai, who reached New Delhi on Thursday to attend a private event, also met Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat as well as Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju in Parliament House. Member of Parliament from Haveri constituency Shivakumar Udasi and state principal secretary Manjunath Prasad were also present during the meeting.

Omicron: Is India ready for a third wave?

Different Indian states have announced different policies for travellers – all passengers flying in to Maharashtra from “at-risk” countries will have to spend seven days in institutional quarantine. Delhi and Karnataka have said all international passengers will have to undergo PCR tests on arrival.

“We are immediately checking suspicious cases and conducting genome sequencing,” health minister Mansukh Mandaviya told Parliament on Tuesday.

South Africa alerted the world to the new variant on 24 November after it detected its first case of Omicron. Several countries have since announced travel restrictions.

Cases of omicron covid – Modi tweets

Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the country’s public health preparedness, and urged people to continue following Covid safety norms.

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