2 Omicron Variant COVID Cases Reported in India, Both From Karnataka: Health Min

Two cases of COVID-19’s Omicron variant have been reported in India so far, said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry, on Thursday, 2 December, according to ANI.

Both cases have been found in Karnataka, and in males aged 46 and 66 years.

The government, according to Business Today, has also added that contact tracing is being done and there is no need to panic.

Further, the Union Health Ministry’s Joint Secretary has said that all Omicron-related cases are found to have mild symptoms so far.

“In all such cases in the country and across the world so far, no severe symptom has been noted. WHO has said that its emerging evidence is being studied,” Lav Agarwal added.

VK Paul, Member-Health, NITI Aayog, according to ANI, stressed on “increased COVID-19 vaccine uptake” as the “need of the hour” and said “do not delay in getting fully vaccinated.”

The Omicron variant has been dubbed ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organization (WHO).

(With inputs from ANI and Business Today.)

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