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New Covid-19 variant Omicron reaches Delhi; Tanzania returnee tests positive

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 05, 2021 11:53 am -- Updated:December 05, 2021 12:55 pm
Coronavirus India update: Delhi reported its first case of new Covid-19 variant Omicron on Sunday.

"The first case of new Covid-19 variant Omicron detected in Delhi. The patient admitted to the LNJP Hospital had returned from Tanzania. Till now, 17 persons (who came from abroad) have tested positive for Covid and they have been admitted to the hospital," Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain told the media on Sunday.

PTC News-Latest Punjabi news The first two cases of the new Covid-19 variant were reported in Karnataka. Photo: Social media

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This is the fifth case of Omicron in the country. The first two cases of the new Covid-19 variant were reported in Karnataka.  On December 4, the third and fourth cases of the infection were reported from Gujarat's Jamnagar and Maharashtra's Dombivli, respectively.

Reinfections with Omicron variant three times more likely than Delta or Beta: Study A new variant of Covid-19 was first reported to the WHO from South Africa on November 25. Photo: Social media

Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop international flights in the view of Omicron variant.

A new variant of Covid-19 was first reported to the 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'.

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