Officials of the Karnataka Health Department and members of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), however, could not ascertain whether one of the two people who tested positive for Omicron, with no history of international travel, was from the Omicron variant. How did you get infected?
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There has been a stir across the country after two Omicron cases were reported from Karnataka. One of the two cases of Corona New Variant Omicron, which came out from the state, is a South African citizen. While the other is a local person. State Health Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar told that the local resident has no history of international travel. While the 66-year-old South African national came to Bengaluru on 20 November.
Officials of the Karnataka Health Department and members of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), however, are unable to ascertain how one of the two people who tested positive for Omicron, who has no history of international travel, got infected with the Omicron variant. . According to the BBMP, the first case to be reported from Karnataka is of a 66-year-old man, who is a South African national. “He had come here (Bengaluru) on November 20. His test samples were sent for genome sequencing. Its report came on Thursday, in which it was confirmed to be infected with Omicron.
Monitoring of people who came in contact with African citizens
At the same time, the report of the second patient states that he is a 44-year-old citizen of Bangalore and works as a healthcare worker. Health Minister Sudhakar further told that the healthcare worker works in a private hospital in the city. He developed fever and body aches on November 21, after which Omicron was confirmed on the next day’s test. The BBMP report states that samples of 24 people who came in direct contact with the South African national and 240 people who came in indirect contact have come negative, but those people have been kept under observation.
Need to be cautious against new variants of Corona
Brihat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta said about the second case, ‘Please note that the other person had not traveled abroad so there is a possibility of more people getting infected. There is a need to be cautious against this new variant. The local patient is said to be a healthcare worker. After complaining of body pain and other symptoms, his RT-PCR examination was done. Gupta said that 13 people who came in direct contact with him and 205 people who came in indirect contact were investigated. He told, ‘The test report of three people who came in direct contact and two people who came in indirect contact has come positive. They have been kept in isolation and their samples have been sent for sequencing.
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