Kerala reports first case of Omicron


Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported its first case of COVID-19 new variant Omicron, informed the health department. According to reports, a man from Ernakulam who recently returned from the UK tested positive for Omicron. With this, India's Omicron cases touched 38 on Sunday.

He landed at Kochi international airport via Abu Dhabi.

Health Minister Veena George informed that the patient is stable and there is no need to panic.

The person who tested positive for Omicron flew to Abu Dhabi from the UK and reached Kochi on December 6 in a flight of Etihad airlines.

He tested negative for COVID-19 in the test conducted at the airport. But he turned positive in the test which was held on the second day after reaching Kerala.

The minister also informed that his wife and mother-in-law who accompanied him to Kochi also tested positive for coronavirus.

Those who came into contact with the person are already traced. The 149 passengers who travelled with him on the flight are alerted about the matter, informed the minister.

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