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Man in Mumbai Tests Positive for Omicron Variant

Man in Mumbai Tests Positive for Omicron Variant

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Mumbai: A man from Kalyan Dombivli municipal area near Mumbai who had arrived at the Delhi airport from South Africa via Dubai, before flying to Mumbai, has tested positive for the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, officials said on Saturday.

This is the first such case from Maharashtra, Maharashtra health department director Dr Archana Patil told PTI in Mumbai.

The 33-year-old man had arrived in Delhi on November 23 and had given a sample for COVID-19 testing at the Delhi airport. He had then taken a flight to Mumbai, official sources said in Delhi.

Cases with the omicron variant have already been detected in Karnataka and Gujarat.

The 33-year-old came with a group of four people. “We are tracing and tracking them. Their RT-PCR tests as well as genome-sequencing will be done as well,” Dr Patil added.

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