First Omicron case reported in West Bengal as 7-yr old boy test positive

A seven-year-old kid has tried positive for the Omicron variation of the Covid-19 infection in West Bengal, turning into the state’s first quiet of the new variation, the wellbeing office informed on Wednesday.

As indicated by reports, the kid showed up in Murshidabad area from Hyderabad. The two his folks have tried negative for Covid-19, Livemint detailed.

As per media reports, the kid had tried postive in Hyderabad and left for West Bengal.

Prior in the day, two outside nationals in Telangana’s Hyderabad additionally tried positive for the Omicron variation, a state wellbeing official said. The principal individual has been distinguished as a 24-year-old Kenyan public who arrived on December 12 while the other is a 23-year-elderly person from Somalia, Telangana’s overseer of general wellbeing, G Srinivasa Rao informed.

Both are asymptomatic, he said. The two people were determined to have Omicron contamination during genome sequencing. Telangana has a sum of three cases now.

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With the affirmed case in West Bengal, India has up to this point distinguished a sum of 64 instances of the Omicron variation. Prior on Tuesday, Rajasthan and Delhi detailed four cases every one of the Omicron variation.

The focal and state legislatures and different specialists are on guard for the new Omicron or B.1.1.529 strain, which was first detailed in Botswana on November 11 this year, and along these lines flooded in South Africa. It has as of now been proclaimed a ‘variation of worry’ by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Omicron cases have spiked in European nations, just as the United Kingdom and is relied upon to become predominant by the following month, specialists have said. Notwithstanding, the Indian government has said that the new variation may not be as serious in the nation as a larger part of residents have effectively been contaminated by the Delta variation.

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