Gujarat: A 72-year-old man has been found infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus in Jamnagar city of Gujarat.
According to reports, the 72-year-old man who landed from Zimbabwe tested positive for Coronavirus on December 3 belongs from Jamnagar, has been living in Zimbabwe last many years, he came back to meet his father in law but then he got a fever and the doctor advised him to get RT-PCR test done and he tested positive.
Jai Prakash Shivhar, Gujarat's commissioner of Health, confirmed that the man has been affected by Omicron Variant, the collector of Jamnagar also informed the media that the man's treatment is going on and he is stable.
The authorities already started tracing his contacts with required testing of people will also be done and the authority declared the area of his living as a micro containment zone.
The health ministry's list of nations where cases of the Omicron strain have been found includes Zimbabwe as one of the 11 'at-risk countries.
Travellers from different countries would be subjected to a required RT PCR test upon arrival, according to the ministry's recent recommendations, with the cost of the test to be borne by the concerned traveller.
If they are discovered to be positive, a sample of their blood will be taken for genome sequencing, and they will be placed in isolation wards. They will be placed in a week-long home quarantine if they test negative, after which they will be tested again on the eighth day.
As a precaution, the state has already extended the night curfew in all the 8 main cities till December 10 of this year in light of the omicron version, till Friday the state reported 45 new Covid 19 cases but with no new linked deaths, which brings the overall number of cases to 827,615 with death toll to 10,094.
In Karnataka, two people have previously tested positive for the Omicron strain. The first was a South African, whereas the second, an Indian physician, had no recent travel experience.
The new variety, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated as a "variant of concern," was first discovered in South Africa. According to the WHO, the Omicron strain of the virus may spread faster than other strains.
A legislative committee has suggested that the efficiency of COVID-19 vaccines be assessed, and the government perform further study to examine the necessity for booster doses to contain the new strain, amid mounting concerns about the Omicron variety of SARS-CoV-2. Concerns about the new strain's growing mechanism should be addressed urgently, according to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health
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