INDIA’S first Omicron cases were recorded in Karnataka on Thursday, and one of the two cases is a local from Bengaluru who has no international travel history.
Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar, said the 46-year-old doctor, the local case of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, is a doctor residing in Bengaluru. The doctor was in home isolation for the first two days and, on November 25, was admitted to a private hospital. After three days of treatment, he was discharged on November 27.
Authorities in the state have expressed fears of community spread of the variant as the doctor had no travel history and five of his contacts have also tested positive for Covid-19. Their genome sequencing reports are awaited.
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