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Omicron case detected in AP

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Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Gujarat states of India have reported cases of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. Maharashtra state has seen the maximum number of the cases. For Andhra Pradesh and Chandigarh, these were the 1st cases whereas in Karnataka, it was the third.

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In Andhra Pradesh state, a man who returned from Ireland, tested positive for the Omicron strain of Covis-19, which has raised concerns of a fresh outbreak across the world. The man is  currently in Vishakhapatnam.

The person was tested and found negative for COVID-19 and was then allowed to travel onward to Visakhapatnam on 27th November. Despite having no symptoms, he was subjected to a retest after the 14-day home quarantine in Vizianagaram as per the protocol, which confirmed the presence of Omicron variant. Dr Poonam Khetrapal, Regional Director South East Asia, said: A new variant does not mean that things will be worse but definitely they will be more uncertain.

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