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Kochi: Health experts warned that community spread of the COVID-19 variant Omicron is expected in Kerala within a month and a half. It is estimated that there may be more than 25,000 cases per day if the spread cannot be contained.
The majority of people who tested positive for omicron arrived from high-risk countries. There are also those people who become ill after completing their mandatory quarantine. These people can spread the disease to the natives. At the same time, it is learnt that those who have been in contact with the infected cannot be traced.
In many cases, the health officials are unable to trace those on the contact list of Omicron patients who land Kerala. It is also reported that omicron can be affected to people who were earlier tested positive for covid. In some cases, Omicron may evade the immune system of a person.
Doctors point out that the fact that community spread reported in Delhi. If the immunizations process is not ramped up, the spread of the disease will be complicated, said Dr Padmanabha Shenoy, a public health expert.