The third known case of the Omicron Covid-19 variation in India has been reported in Gujarat after a man from Jamnagar, who had gotten back from Zimbabwe, tried positive for the infection. The Gujarat wellbeing office on Saturday affirmed the state’s first Omicron case while two different cases have been accounted for before from Karnataka.
A 72-year-old from Jamnagar had at first tried positive for the sickness on Thursday after his return from Zimbabwe, following which his example was sent for genome sequencing, news organization PTI detailed refering to the state wellbeing division.
Jai Prakash Shivhar, Gujarat’s magistrate of wellbeing, additionally affirmed that the older individual has been contaminated with the Omicron variation.
Another high ranking representative additionally said that a miniature control zone has been conformed to the tainted individual’s home and testing of individuals in that space would be done.
“An individual was tracked down Omicron positive in Jamnagar. We have disconnected him and are observing him. A miniature control zone has been made where he is residing. Nearby, we will do following, testing of individuals,” news organization ANI cited Manoj Aggarwal, the extra boss secretary of the state wellbeing and family government assistance office.
Zimbabwe has been recorded as one among the 11 ‘in danger’ nations, the wellbeing service’s rundown of nations where cases relating to the Omicron variation have been recognized.
As per the service’s most recent rules, explorers from the 11 ‘in danger’ nations will be exposed to a required RT PCR test upon their appearance, the expense of which ought to be borne by the concerned voyager. On the off chance that observed positive, their example would be gathered for genome sequencing and they would be shipped off seclusion wards. On testing negative, they will be shipped off seven days in length home quarantine after which they would be tried again on the eighth day.
Considering the Omicron variation, the state had as of late expanded the night check in time in its eight significant urban areas until December 10, as indicated by a news report by PTI. On Friday, the state detailed 45 new Covid-19 cases and no new related passings, as the absolute caseload came to 827,615 while the loss of life stayed unaltered at 10,094.