Samples of UK returnee in Kozhikode sent for genome sequencing

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Kozhikode: Samples of a COVID positive doctor who returned from the UK in Kozhikode has been sent for genome sequencing in the wake of Omicron variant cases in India. The doctor was tested positive for COVID-19 on November 26 after arriving in Kozhikode on November 21.

Neither the doctor nor his family members are showing serious symptoms as of now. Even after 8 days, the doctor and family did not develop any symptoms. Observing this situation, the health authorities decided to send the sample for genome sequencing. Further, two people who came in contact with the person is currently under observation.

The doctor's sample was collected and sent for genome testing on Friday. It is hoped that the results will be available within two weeks. Meantime, the health department stated that there is no need for any concern on the matter. It is reported that the family had not made any significant contact with the doctor since his arrival.

Only his mother contracted the virus infection from him. She is under observation.

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