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Rajasthan on alert as 9 test positive for Omicron in Jaipur; India's tally jumps to 21

Nine people from Adarsh Nagar tested positive for Omicron on Sunday, after returning from South Africa.

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Jaipur Updated on: December 05, 2021 20:46 IST
Jaipur detects 9 cases of Omicron as family tests positive;
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Jaipur detects 9 cases of Omicron as family tests positive; India's tally jumps to 21

Highlights

  • Four from family and 5 other in Jaipur's Adarsh Nagar tested positive for Omicron.
  • In wake of the new Omicron cases, Rajasthan government imposed a curfew in Rohisa, Nagaur district.
  • Earlier, 7 people had tested positive for the new Omicron variant of COVID in Maharashtra's Pune.

Four members of a family and five others from Adarsh Nagar in Jaipur tested positive for Omicron on Sunday, after returning from South Africa, said officials. Health Secretary Vaibhav Galriya said the genome sequencing of their swab samples confirmed it. Their samples were sent for genome sequencing to Jaipur’s state-run Sawai Man Singh Hospital. 

 

With 9 new Omicron variant cases from Rajasthan and 7 from Pune, the country's tally now jumped to 21. 

Meanwhile, in the wake of the new Omicron cases, the Rajasthan government imposed a curfew in Rohisa area of ​​Nagaur. 

Earlier, seven more people had tested positive for the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Maharashtra's Pune. The public health department said, "A 44-year-old woman who returned from Nigeria on November 24 and five of her relatives have tested positive for omicron variant. These cases are reported from Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune."

One person aged 47-year from Pune city has also tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19. There are eight active cases in the state including one from Kalyan Dombiwali, 6 from Pimpri Chinchwad and 1 from Pune city.

The new variant of COVID-19 was first reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) from South Africa on November 25. As per the WHO, the first known confirmed B.1.1.529 infection was from a specimen collected on November 9 this year.

 

India has added several countries 'at risk' to the list from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in the country, including post-arrival testing for infection. 

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