Nine people have tested positive for the omicron variant in Jaipur, as confirmed by State’s Health Secretary Vaibhav Galriya. This comes after 7 people had tested positive in Maharashtra today itself leaving the tally at 21 total cases of this variant.
A couple and their children were detected as being positive for the Omicron variant followed by their return from South Africa. India has increased its preparedness against the variant with international travellers being tested at all airports, especially from the ‘at risk’ countries. Rajasthan’s news comes after the case detection at Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Delhi.
The South African doctor who warned against Omicron mentioned that dozens of her patients suspected of having the new coronavirus variant had only shown mild symptoms and recovered fully without hospitalization. But the Asymptomatic or mild COVID-19 is a greater threat since it spreads much before people get themselves tested.