4 more test positive for Omicron in Telangana; 3 from non-risk country

Four more cases of Omicron has been reported in Telangana. Three cases are from Kenya and one is an Indian origin. The total tally of Omicron cases in the state stands at seven.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  16 Dec 2021 3:42 PM GMT
4 more test positive for Omicron in Telangana; 3 from non-risk country

Hyderabad: Four more cases of Omicron has been reported in Telangana on December 16. Three cases are from Kenya, a 'non-risk' country and one is of Indian origin who has arrived from an 'at-risk' country. The total tally of Omicron cases in the state stands at seven.

"We got 4 imported Omicron positive cases today[Thursday], out of which three are from Kenya and one is from Indian origin. The investigation is on," said G Srinivasa Rao, Director of Public Health, Telangana.

On Wednesday, Telangana had reported three cases of Omicron in the state. A 24-year-old Kenyan woman and a 23-year-old Somalian man had tested positive for the Omicron variant. These were the first two cases of Omicron in Telangana. Both were from "non-risk" countries.

The third case is of a 7-year-old kid who came to Hyderabad and immediately took a domestic flight from Hyderabad to West Bengal. He didn't cross the RGIA premises. He immediately boarded a domestic flight after landing in Hyderabad. West Bengal Government has been informed.

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