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Of 7 Omicron cases in Pune, 5 tested negative, others stable: Maharashtra Dy CM

By Rajan Nath -- December 10, 2021 3:01 pm -- Updated:December 10, 2021 3:06 pm

Out of the seven Omicron cases of Covid-19 detected in Pune, five people have tested negative and two are in stable condition, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Friday.

"Out of seven Omicron cases in the district, five patients tested negative and others are stable," said the Deputy Chief Minister while briefing reporters here about the new variant of Covid-19 detected in Pune.

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Ajit Pawar held a meeting with state Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil and other officials on Friday to review the Covid-19 situation in Pune.

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Owing to the rising concerns about Omicron, Maharashtra Deputy Chief said that foreign returnees to the state were being tracked and officials keeping a watch on their health.

"In Maharashtra, we have tracked and traced a total of 4,604 foreign travellers. The administration is contacting them and asking about their health regularly," he noted.

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The minister said that Pune district has reached the target of vaccinating 100 percent of its eligible population with the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, becoming the second district in Maharashtra to do so after Mumbai.

"Eligible beneficiaries in Pune are 100 percent vaccinated with the first dose against Covid-19. It is the second district in the state to do so. In the last 10 days, on average the vaccination pace has increased in the state. However, in some places, people are a bit reluctant about vaccination. A decision will be taken soon to increase the pace and cater to vaccine hesitancy," he added.

-PTC News

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