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Omicron Patient Escaped, Karnataka Tracking 10 “Missing” Passengers

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Authorities examined 240 secondary contacts, individuals who got here in touch with major contacts of the patent

Highlights

  • One of the 2 individuals discovered constructive for Omicron in Karnataka “escaped”
  • 10 persons are being tracked after they went lacking from the airport
  • A South African discovered to be Omicron-infected “fled”, a minister stated

One of the 2 males discovered constructive for Omicron in Karnataka “escaped” after taking a Covid unfavourable certificates from a non-public lab, the state authorities stated as we speak. The state is making an attempt to trace down 10 extra individuals who reportedly went lacking from the airport.

“By tonight all 10 people who have reportedly gone missing should be traced and they should be tested. Travelers will not be allowed to leave the airport until their report is out,” Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashok stated after a high stage assembly on Omicron.

A 66-year-old South African nationwide discovered to be Omicron-infected “fled”, the minister stated. Around 57 others who arrived across the similar time can even be examined, though all of them produced unfavourable RT-PCR exams on arrival. The 10 folks labelled “missing” have switched off their telephones and can’t be contacted.

“All will now be tested because one of them tested positive for Omicron even after showing a negative Covid test,” stated the minister.

The man had arrived on November 20 from South Africa and left for Dubai seven days later.

“We’ve lodged a complaint with the police and they will see what went wrong at the Shangri-La hotel, from where the person escaped,” stated

The man, totally vaccinated, checked into the lodge the day he arrived and was discovered to be constructive for COVID-19. He had arrived with a unfavourable Covid check report.

When a authorities physician visited him on the lodge, he was discovered to be asymptomatic and was suggested to self-isolate.

But since he was from one of many nations designated “at-risk”, his samples had been collected once more and despatched for genome sequencing on November 22.

Twenty-four individuals who got here in touch with him had been examined and located to be unfavourable. The authorities additionally examined 240 secondary contacts – individuals who had are available in contact with the first contacts of the patent – and located them to be unfavourable as properly.

On November 23, the person took one other check at a non-public lab and the outcome got here again unfavourable.

On November 27, round midnight, he checked out of the lodge, took a cab to the airport and boarded a flight to Dubai.

Omicron was confirmed when he had already left.

Karnataka Health Minister Ok Sudhakar stated precedence has been given to tracing the passengers from Africa who vanished with out exams on the airport. “In the past, our police department has done a good job of tracking down those who have escaped. And our police demonstrate their efficiency and will track them all. But I urge the passengers to act responsibly and with social concern,” Dr Sudhakar stated.

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