India - Omicron: South Africa returnee tests positive for COVID-19 in Chandigarh
One of his family member and a domestic help have also tested positive for COVID-19 . This comes amid fears over the Omicron variant of coronavirus which is most prevalent in South Africa and has spread to several other countries despite travel curbs.
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The development is concerning for Indian authorities and the public. Experts have said there is no need to panic but rigorous screening and genome sequencing are key to handling the new threat. Omicron is likely the most heavily mutated version of the coronavirus. Early evidence suggests it is highly transmissible and may lead to reinfections, however, more studies are required.
Details Man returned from South Africa on November 21
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