IMPHAL: The primary Omicron case within the northeast was detected on Monday when a 48-year-old man from Manipur’s Imphal West district, who had returned from Tanzania just lately, examined optimistic for the brand new variant of Covid-19.
The person is already in isolation on the state-run Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal East district, well being officers mentioned. He’s asymptomatic and has no medical complaints.
“The Omicron variant of SARSCOVID2 has been detected in a world passenger coming from Tanzania to the state,” mentioned a press release issued by the director of Manipur well being companies Okay Rajo Singh.
After testing optimistic for Covid-19 after his arrival in India final week, his pattern was despatched for complete genome sequencing to the just lately opened laboratory of the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Improvement (ISBD) at Takyelpat in Imphal.
Rajo mentioned three individuals who got here in touch with the person had been additionally discovered optimistic and their samples have been despatched for complete genome sequencing on the ISBD. The three are saved below particular isolation, he added.

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