Delhi Reports Second Case of Omicron

Story Highlights
  • Second Omicron case reported in Delhi.
  • India’s Omicron tally rises to 33.
  • Infected individual visited Zimbabwe.

New Delhi: The National capital logged its second case of COVID-19 infection due to Omicron variant in a passenger who returned from Zimbabwe. Reportedly, the traveller had flown to South Africa while on his tour. This has taken India’s Omicron tally to 33 officials cited.

The individual has been admitted to the LNJP hospital and is being treated as per the protocols. Currently, he only presents weakness, healthcare workers attending the infected travellers informed.  

On Friday, a plunge in the Omicron caseload was recorded after the Maharashtra health dept confirmed seven infected with the infectious variant including a three-year-old girl.  In view of the drastic spike, personal authorities at Mumbai banned large gatherings over the weekend. Delhi recorded its first Omicron infection in a 37 year fully vaccinated traveller from Tanzania. The patient of Ranchi had landed in India via Doha boarding a Qatar Airways flight on December 2nd.

Since the detection of the infectious potentially transmissible variant, India has been stringently monitoring international flyers from nations ‘ at risk’. More than 90 passengers who returned to India since December 1 have tested positive. Amongst whom 80 of them returned from nations ‘at risk’.

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