A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a testing center in New Delhi, India October 29, 2020. Photo Reuters/Anushree Fadnavis
New Delhi: A 35-year-old man, with travel history to Zimbabwe and South Africa, has tested positive for Omicron, becoming the second patient in Delhi of the new COVID-19 variant, sources said on Saturday. With this, the tally of Omicron cases in India rises to 33.
He is admitted at the LNJP Hospital and only has weakness, they added.
He returned to India from Zimbabwe and had even travelled to South Africa, the sources said, adding that he is fully vaccinated.
The LNJP Hospital has been designated for treatment of patients infected with the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
On Sunday, a 37-year-old fully vaccinated man who arrived in Delhi from Tanzania, became the first patient of Omicron in the national capital.
The patient, a resident of Ranchi, had travelled from Tanzania to Doha and from there to Delhi on a Qatar Airways flight on December 2.
He stayed in Johannesburg, South Africa, for a week. The person has mild symptoms.
(With inputs from PTI)