3 of 4 samples appear negative of Omicron

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Imphal: Three out of four samples of Covid-19 patients, who had recently travelled to foreign countries, sent for Whole Genome Sequencing at IBSD have reported negative for Omicron variant.

The result of the other sample is awaited for one sample, Manipur health services director Dr K. Rajo Singh said this in a press release on Friday.

He said, “462 international travellers arriving at Imphal have been put on surveillance.”

They are all being tested by RT-PCR on the 8th day of their arrival, he added.

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A total of 155 travellers out of the 462 have completed their 14 days surveillance with all of them testing negative for Covid-19. When 194 new samples were tested on completion of their 8th day, four samples were found to be Covid-19 positive, he said.

He said 113 travellers are yet to complete their 8-day mandatory waiting period to get tested for Covid-19.

If any samples are found positive, the samples will be sent for Genome sequencing to check the variant of the virus, the health director said.

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