Covid-19: 2 more test positive for Omicron in Gujarat's Jamnagar, all asymptomatic

By Rajan Nath -- December 10, 2021 3:14 pm -- Updated:December 10, 2021 3:21 pm

Two more people have tested positive for the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, informed Vijaykumar Kharadi, Municipal Commissioner on Friday.

The infected persons had come in contact with a passenger who returned from Zimbabwe and had tested positive for the Covid-19 Omicron variant earlier in December.

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"In Jamnagar, two persons, who came in contact with an Omicron patient, tested positive for COVID-19. Their samples were sent for genome testing and the reports revealed that both of them are Omicron positive," said the Municipal Commissioner of Jamnagar civic body.

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He further informed that all the three Omicron patients are asymptomatic.

Several cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been detected in the country with Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Delhi reporting new cases.

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A new variant of Covid-19 was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) from South Africa on November 25. As per the WHO, the first known confirmed B.1.1.529 infection was from a specimen collected on November 9 this year.

On November 26, the WHO named the new Covid-19 variant B.1.1.529, which has been detected in South Africa, as 'Omicron'. The WHO has classified Omicron as a 'variant of concern'.

-PTC News

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