Delhi on alert after first confirmed case of Omicron
Traveller from Tanzania tests positive
The National capital is on alert after a man from Tanzania tested positive for the Omicron variant of coronavirus on Sunday. Notably, this is the first such case from the capital city. "First omicron case detected in Delhi. The patient admitted to LNJP Hospital had returned from Tanzania. Till now, 17 people who tested positive for Covid have been admitted to the hospital", said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
Cases with the Omicron variant have already been detected in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat.
Earlier on Saturday, 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 had tested positive for the Omicron. The 33-year-old man had arrived in Delhi on November 23 and had given his samples for COVID-19 testing at the Delhi airport. He had then taken a flight to Mumbai, official sources said in Delhi.