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Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha Report First Omicron Cases As India’s Tally Crosses 200 Mark

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New Delhi: Omicron instances had been detected for the primary time in Jammu and Kashmir and Odisha on Tuesday, with the nationwide tally surging previous the 200 mark.

Whereas three Omicron instances had been recorded in J&Ok, two instances had been present in Odisha.

“Three Omicron instances confirmed by NCDC, Delhi from a cluster in Jammu. Pattern taken on November 20. RT-PCR testing of your complete locality ordered,” the J&Ok well being and medical schooling division tweeted.

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The three haven’t any overseas historical past and their situation is secure, PTI reported.

Two of the Omicron contaminated sufferers are from Talab Tiloo and one other is a resident of Ban Talab space in Jammu, stated Shashi Sudan, Principal Authorities Medical Faculty.

All of the shut contacts of the three Omicron sufferers have been recognized and examined over the previous three weeks, PTI quoted well being division officers as saying.

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 104 recent Covid-19 instances, taking the an infection tally to three,40,036.

In the meantime, the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar confirmed the existence of the Omicron variant in two sufferers after conducting the genome sequencing of 12 samples, PTI reported.

Officers stated the sufferers had arrived from Nigeria and Qatar.

“The returnee from the African nation is totally vaccinated, and is secure in hospital,” PTI quoted Cuttack district Covid-19 Nodal Officer Umesh Ray as saying. All his contacts have examined unfavourable, he stated.

For the reason that Omicron variant was first detected in South Africa final month, 8,800 folks arrived in Odisha from totally different international locations, together with 1,600 from at-risk nations, the officers stated.

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday wrote to all states and Union Territories, (UTs) cautioning that the brand new Covid-19 variant was not less than thrice extra transmissible than Delta.

The Centre has requested the states for the imposition of night time curfew, strict regulation of enormous gatherings, curbing numbers in marriages and funerals, proscribing numbers in places of work, industries and public transport.

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