Over 100 Foreign Returnees Near Mumbai Not Found Amid Omicron Fear | Bombay News



As for Omicron, the new and potentially more dangerous variant of the coronavirus is taking hold of the country, Maharashtra officials said 109 of the 295 recent returnees in Thane district were currently untraceable.

Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) chief Vijay Suryavanshi told PTI news agency that some of these people’s cell phones were turned off while many of the last addresses given were locked.

A seven-day home quarantine and a test to detect Covid-19 infection on the eighth day have been made mandatory for returnees within the KDMC limits of all “at risk” countries (identified by the Center), a further told Suryavanshi to the news agency. .

“Even if it is negative, they will have to undergo another 7 day home quarantine and it would be the duty of the members of the housing company to ensure that the standard is not violated. Weddings, gatherings, etc. are monitored to curb violations, ”he added. .

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Meanwhile, two people were found to be infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Mumbai, bringing the total number of cases in Maharashtra to 10 and 23 across the country. Authorities say the two people infected with the Omicron variant in Mumbai are asymptomatic.

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

Cases of the Omicron variant have been reported from places in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka and Delhi. The first two cases of the variant were reported in Bengaluru last week.

The Omicron variant was first detected in Botswana, southern Africa, last month. Since then, the variant has been detected in a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Omicron as a “variant of concern” and has warned people to be careful.

Experts have not yet determined whether cases of this variant progress to the severe stage, or whether vaccines should be reworked to combat it.


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