Karnataka went through an Omicron scare when two South African nationals tested positive on arrival. However, tests revealed that they were infected with the delta variant and not Omicron.
According to a health official, between November 1 to 26, as many as 94 people had come from South Africa, out of the two were tested positive for regular coronavirus. The official also said the two infected persons have been quarantined, are being monitored by the authorities and their samples have been sent for further tests to ascertain the variant.
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