Thursday, 20 January 2022

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

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

Kishori Pednekar, Mumbai Mayor, assured that no case of a new COVID-19 Omicron variant had been reported in Mumbai, and authorities alerted to prevent the spread of the new variant.

Speaking to the ANI agency, Ms. Kishori Pednekar said,

"There is not a single patient in Mumbai who has been infected with Omicron virus. More 100 people from South Africa have arrived in Mumbai and surrounding cities. One of them tested positive. His medical report is in inpect. But, at present, there is no Omicron patient in Mumbai now."

Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that as per instructions of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, all possible decisions would be looked upon to control this new virus.

The mayor also said that the citizens coming to Mumbai from an outside country at the airport are need to quarantined and given proper check-ups.

Mayor Kishori Pednekar said.

"Sufficient beds, ICU beds, oxygen stocks are also available in huge quantities in all the hospitals of Mumbai. Therefore, all the systems in Mumbai are ready to fight with this new virus, in case needed,"

Read More: Travelers coming from omicron-hit South Africa variant to be quarantined in Mumbai

A resident of Dombivli in Mumbai, who arrived from South Africa on 24th November, tested positive upon arrival. The health officials are yet to ascertain if he is infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Dr. Pratibha Panpatil, health officer, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC), said on Monday, "A person, who returned from South Africa, has been tested positive. the sample will sent for genome sequencing to ascertain whether he has been infected with new variant Omricon."

Dr. Panpatil further added, "

He travelled from South Africa to Mumbai via Delhi route. He has been quarantined at Municipal Corporation isolation room. As of Now, his brother has been tested negative, and other family members samples will be collected on Monday."

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar further informed that schools for all classes would be opened from 1st December.

Ms. Pednekar said.

"Schools will restart for all classes from 1st December. But since all children are not vaccinated for COVID-19 yet, probably parents won't send their children. It's completely fine. Online classes will continue anyway,"

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