Tamil Nadu reports first Covid-19 Omicron case – Times of India

Chennai News

CHENNAI: The ICMR National Institute of Virology on Wednesday confirmed the first case of Omicron variant in Tamil Nadu. The patient is a 47-year-old man who travelled to Chennai from Nigeria via Doha on December 10.
The patient was not in isolation since he had not travelled from a high risk country. The state was tracking his close contacts.
On Tuesday, the Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine announced that at least six of his relatives were infected. One more co-passenger tested positive on Wednesday. The co-passenger is a resident of Valasaravakkam in Chennai.
One of the infected is aged 16 years. All others have taken two doses of the vaccine.
“All of them have a mild infection, and their health condition is stable,” health minister Ma Subramanian said.

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