Omicron Alert: Variant different from Delta found in infected from South Africa to Bengaluru, Karnataka minister's statement raised concerns

Pankaj Prasad
Pankaj Prasad 29/11/2021 18:33 IST
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Minister Sudhakar said that he cannot say anything officially about this variant yet, but he is in touch with the Union Health Ministry and ICMR. 

Worrying news has also come from Karnataka amid new fear spread all over the world due to the Omicron variant of Corona virus. State Health Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar said on Monday that a different variant from Delta has been found in the corona sample of one of the two people who recently came to Bangalore from South Africa.

Minister Sudhakar said that he cannot say anything officially about this variant yet, but he is in touch with the Union Health Ministry and the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). Talking to reporters in Bengaluru, Sudhakar said, 'Only the delta variant was found here for the last nine months, but you are saying that a sample is from Omicron. I can't say anything about it officially. I am in touch with ICMR and the central government. He said that this sample has been sent to ICMR.

Refusing to reveal the name of the sample corona-infected person whose sample was found to be isolated from Delta, Minister Sudhakar said that his Kovid report showed that he was exposed to a different variant of the novel coronavirus. I have come.

63 years old infected person

Karnataka Health Minister said that the victim is 63 years old and I should not reveal his name. His report is a bit different. It looks different from the Delta variant. We will discuss it with the ICMR officials and probably by evening, it will be known which variant it is infected with.

Minister Sudhakar said that we had a marathon meeting with the officers of our department on last Tuesday. In this, the vigilance measures to be taken regarding the new variant were considered. Members of the technical advisory committee of Kovid-19 were also called in this meeting.


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He asked for a detailed report on Omicron, he said that I have asked for a detailed report regarding the new variant of Corona, Omicron. We'll get a clearer picture of how Omicron behaves by December 1. Its genome sequencing will reveal this. Only after seeing this we will take all measures to prevent it.


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