India registers two more cases of Omicron with mild symptoms
New Delhi : A 33-year-old man who travelled to Mumbai from South Africa via Dubai has tested positive for Omicron variant of coronavirus. He has become the fourth such case in India.
According to an official quoted by news agency PTI, the man has not taken any dose of coronavirus vaccine since he had been at sea for months as a marine engineer. On November 24, he had reported mild fever after landing in Mumbai.
Twelve of the passenger's high-risk contacts and 23 low-risk contacts have been traced and all have tested negative for COVID-19. Additionally, 25 of his co-passengers from the Delhi-Mumbai flight have also tested negative.
Earlier in the day, a man who returned from Zimbabwe was found infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus in Gujarat's Jamnagar, the state health department said, in the third case of the strain in India.
The other two cases of Omicron variant were found in Karnataka. One of them had gone back to Africa, before his report testing him positive for Omicron came.
The country has stepped up testing and surveillance of all incoming international passengers, especially from at-risk nations since the Omicron variant was first detected in South Africa.
More than two dozen nations, including India have now detected the cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus.