Mumbai/Pune: A contact of another returnee from South Africa isolated on Tuesday was also found to be positive. The four new detections have taken the number of Omicron variant suspects in the city to five, said civic officials.
All are asymptomatic. “None of them have any severe symptoms. But we are admitting them to Seven Hills Hospital as a precaution,” said Suresh Kakani, additional municipal commissioner. The sample of the 39-year-old South Africa returnee, who was the first to test positive on Tuesday, has been loaded for genome sequencing. Kakani said his reports are expected by Sunday or Monday. The samples of the remaining have been sent to Kasturba Hospital but are likely to be sequenced in the next batch, he added.
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