Thursday, 20 January 2022

More than 100 foreign passengers near Mumbai untraceable amid Omicron panic

More than 100 foreign passengers near Mumbai untraceable amid Omicron panic

As Threat over Omicron, coronavirus' new and potentially more threatening variant, hold the country, authority in Maharashtra said 109 out of 295 current foreign returned in Thane district were undetectable currently.

KDMC (Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation) chief Vijay Suryavanshi told news agency PTI that the mobile phones of some of these people were switched off. At the same time, many of the last given addresses were found to be locked.

On the eighth day, seven-day home quarantine and a test to detect the Covid-19 infection have been made mandatory for returned to KDMC limits from all 'at-risk nations (identified by Centre), Suryavanshi told the news agency.

He added.

"Even if it is found negative, they will have to go for another 7-day home quarantine and it would be a duty of housing society member to make sure the norm is not violated. gatherings, Marriages etc are being watched to curb violations,"

Meanwhile, two people were infected with the Omicron variant of Coronavirus in Mumbai, bringing such a case in Maharashtra to 10 to 23 across the country. According to authorities, the two infected people with the Omicron variant in Mumbai are asymptomatic.

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Read More: No Covid Infected Patient With 'Omicron' Variant In Mumbai: Mumbai Mayor

Authorities said

A 37-year-old man arrived in Mumbai from South Africa, and his 36-year-old friend who landed in the US tested positive for variant in Mumbai.

Cases of Omicron variant have been reported from places in Rajasthan, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Maharashtra. Two instances of the variant were reported from Karnataka last week.

The Omicron variant was first found in southern Africa's Botswana last month. Since then, the variant has been seen in many countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has categorized Omicron' variant of concern' and warned people to remain aware.

Experts are yet to determine if cases of the variant progress to the severe stage or if vaccines would need to be modified to combat it. Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) chief Vijay Suryavanshi told news agency PTI that the mobile phones of some of these people were switched off. At the same time, many of the last given addresses were found to be locked.

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