Health Dept Ups Testing To Contain Omicron
The Times of India Hyderabad|December 17, 2021
Residents Come Forward To Get Tested. 25 Testing Teams Deployed. Officials Call For Clusters
Sribala Vadlapatla

Hyderabad: Even as six Omicron positive cases of Covid-19 got detected in the city, authorities said they have tested 637 persons over the last 48 hours in areas where the patients were residing. Many of those living in the area belong to various countries in Africa and there will be more tests conducted over the next few days, officials said.

Authorities are now proposing IAS Colony and Paramount Colony be declared as containment clusters. The two areas are inhabited by nationals from various African countries such as Kenya, Somalia, Sudan among others. A majority of them come to Hyderabad for treatment at the city’s health facilities.

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