India's 3rd Omicron case detected in Gujarat

India's third Omicron case has been detected in Gujarat's Jamnagar. According to the state health department, a man who returned from Zimbabwe has been found infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

His sample was sent for genome sequencing after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. A micro-containment zone has been created where the Omicron-infected man stays and Gujarat officials are tracing and testing people there. 

We've isolated him and are monitoring him. A micro containment zone has been made where he is living. In the area, we will do the tracing, testing of people," Manoj Aggarwal, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Gujarat, told news agency ANI.

The other two cases in India are of a 46-year-old fully vaccinated doctor from Bengaluru, who had no travel history and developed symptoms of fever and body ache, and a 66-year-old South African national who came to India with a negative COVID-19 report.


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