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Omicron’s crisis: Omicron infected doctor in Bangalore re-infected after recovering!

The doctor from Bangalore, who has no history of foreign travel, is one of the first 2 people to be infected with Omicron in the country. While the second infected person is a South African citizen, who was quarantined, but left for Dubai.

Corona’s new variant Omicron (indicative picture)

In Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru last week, doctors who were infected with the dangerous variant of the corona virus Omicron variant, have now recovered from it, but according to the report on Tuesday, they have been infected with the virus again.

The 46-year-old doctor, who has no history of foreign travel, is one of the first two people to be infected with Omicron in the country. While the second infected person is a South African national, who was quarantined, he later left for Dubai.

infected doctor in isolation

An official of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said, “It is true that doctors infected with the Omicron variant have once again become infected with COVID-19.” The official told news agency PTI that the infected The doctor is in isolation and he is asymptomatic.

State Health Minister K Sudhakar has said that a doctor working in a private hospital in the city developed fever and body aches on November 21 and tested positive the next day. His sample was then sent for genomic sequencing as his Ct value was low, indicating a high viral load.

Failure to locate source of variant

According to the news website Hindustan Times, the doctor had participated in an international medical conference in Bengaluru a day before he got infected with COVID-19. The doctor took part in the international conference held from November 18 to 20 and the BBMP officials are tracing the contacts of the medical professionals attending the international conference. However, officials have so far failed to trace the source of the new variant in the patient.

The 28th annual conference of the Indian College of Cardiology was held at a hotel in Bangalore and was attended by about 60 doctors, including the infected person. Till now 3 people including the doctor who attended this program have been infected with COVID-19.

BBMP officials have said that the first case of Omicron reported in Karnataka was of a 66-year-old South African and they reached Bengaluru on November 20. He got infected with Corona on the same day and was isolated. The BBMP report states that none of his 24 initial contacts and 240 secondary contacts have been infected by the virus.

Case against South African citizen

Meanwhile, the police have registered a case against the South African national, who is from Gujarat, who went out without informing the authorities while taking the flight without following the quarantine rules. Along with this, a case has also been registered against the management and employees of a five star hotel in the city for letting the infected person go without informing the health officials. Quoting police officials, PTI reported that they have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act, 2020.

So far 23 cases of Omicron have been registered in India after two more people were found infected with the new variant of the corona virus in Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of 10 cases of Omicron so far.

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