Omicron Covid Variant Highlights: As many as nine people have tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Rajasthan’s Jaipur on Sunday, according to the state health department.
In Maharashtra’s Pune district, seven people, including three from Nigeria, were found to be infected with the new variant.
Those infected include a 44-year-old woman and her two daughters, aged 18 and 12, who had come to visit her brother on November 24 in Pimpri-Chinchwad from Lagos, Nigeria. The 45-year-old brother and his two-and-a-half-year-old and seven-year-old daughters were also found to be infected with Omicron.
Additionally, a 47-year-old man, who had recently travelled to Finland, also tested positive for the variant in Pune. Four of those found positive have been fully vaccinated, while the other three are minors.
With this, Maharashtra’s Omicron tally has gone up to eight and India’s to 21. Besides Maharashtra and Rajasthan, Delhi on Sunday reported its first case of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus. Earlier, cases were found in Maharashtra’s Dombivli, Gujarat’s Jamnagar, and two in Karnataka.