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Manipur reports first case of Omicron variant of coronavirus

As of 24December, 462 international travellers with Manipur as final destination have been under surveillance

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IMPHAL-    Manipur reported it’s first cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19 ) in Imphal West.  The 48-year old, who had recently visited the East African country of Tanzania, was tested positive for COVID-19 Omicron variant on December 21, as per sources.

His sample was sent for genome sequencing at IBSD Takyelpat, Imphal. Three from his family have also been tested positive for COVID-19, according to sources.

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As of 24December, 462 international travellers with Manipur as final destination have been under surveillance by the health officials, according to the Directorate of Health Services, Manipur. All are being tested by RT-PCR on the eight day of their arrival in India.

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Out of these 462 international arrivals in Manipur, 155 have completed their 14 days of surveillance with all of them testing negative, as of December 24.

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Of the remaining 307 under surveillance 194 have been tested on the 8th day with RT-PCR and 4 have tested positive. They are asymptomatic and are now in a government hospital. Their samples have been sent for Genome Sequencing at IBSD, Takyelpat. Three of these samples were tested negative for OMICRON variant.

The remaining 113 who are on surveillance for less than eight days will also be subjected to RT-PCR testing and necessary Genome sequencing, if found positive, the directorate had stated.

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