SHILLONG/GUWAHATI: Meghalaya on Tuesday recorded 5 instances of Omicron an infection, which included one customer from neighbouring Assam.
In accordance with the Meghalaya well being division, the Omicron instances embody two from Saiden, one from Langkyrding, one from Joyful Valley and one from Laitumkhrah within the state capital Shillong. The state registered 32 Covid-19 instances on Tuesday.
An Assam well being division supply stated a 13-year-old boy, who’s a resident of the state, is reportedly one of many 5 individuals who’ve examined Omicron optimistic in Meghalaya.
“The boy migrated to Assam from Meghalaya on December 22. His samples had been collected on December 21 in Meghalaya the place the entire genome sequencing was executed,” the supply instructed TOI. Meghalaya well being division has knowledgeable the Assam well being division in regards to the case.
The Assam well being division is ready for an official communication from Meghalaya facet, earlier than formally declaring it as the primary resident of the state who has been discovered Omicron optimistic.
The boy was untraceable for the state well being division’s surveillance workforce as he was not reachable on the registered cell phone.
“The contact tracing goes to be an enormous problem now because the boy in all probability went to Meghalaya and is along with his dad and mom. Contemplating the quicker unfold of Omicron he should have contaminated many already,” the official added.
One other worldwide passenger, who has been examined Omicron optimistic in Meghalaya, reportedly went by way of the Guwahati airport in December.

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