Omicron reaches Manipur

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Imphal: Omicron variant of Covid-19 has reached Manipur; a person from Sagolband Tera in Imphal West, who travelled in Dubai, Greek and Tanzania was confirmed positive for Omicron variant on Monday.

The person has been staying at JNIMS Isolation ward since December 21. His sample was sent for genome sequencing at Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Imphal on this day.

The health condition of the Covid patient is good and stable, and there is nothing to worry about, a health expert said. The transmission capability of the variant is high, but, the severity is low, he added.

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According to state health service directorate the patient was tested positive for Covid on December 19 on RTPCR.

Three of his close contacts were found to be positive on December 22. The three persons are currently kept in isolation at RD Wing, sources said.

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