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Gujarat man tests positive for Omicron after returning from Zimbabwe, 3rd case in India

The sample of a 72-year-old man from Jamnagar in Gujarat was sent for genome sequencing after he tested positive for Covid Thursday.

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Ahmedabad: A 72-year-old man has been found infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus in Jamnagar city of Gujarat following his return from Zimbabwe, the state health department said on Saturday.

The sample of the elderly man was sent for genome sequencing, after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, it said.

Gujarat’s Commissioner of Health Jai Prakash Shivhare confirmed that the man was found infected with the Omicron strain.

Earlier, two persons had tested positive for this variant in Karnataka.

The Omicron strain has been marked as a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization (WHO).


Also read: A virus evolution expert explains Omicron and its 50 mutations


 

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