Ahmedabad, 4/12: The cases of the new variant of Coronavirus in the country, Omicron, seem to be increasing. On Saturday, a person has been found infected with Omicron variant in Jamnagar, Gujarat. This person had returned to India from South Africa. He had gone to Jamnagar after landing at Ahmedabad airport on November 28. His infection with Omicron has been confirmed through his genome sequencing test. Along with this, vigilance has been increased in Gujarat regarding Omicron. This is probably the third case of Omicron found in India.
Earlier in Karnataka, the Central Government had informed on Thursday that two cases of Omicron have been reported in Karnataka. Both are infected men and their age is 66 and 46 years. Mild symptoms of infection have been found in them. On the other hand, a day after two cases of Omicron form of coronavirus were detected in Karnataka, the state government on Friday ordered an inquiry into the test report of the 66-year-old South African national, which allowed him to leave the country. Amid reports that at least 10 South African travelers have gone missing after reaching Bengaluru, the government has directed the authorities to look into the matter, trace them immediately and conduct a probe.
At the same time, amid growing concerns about Omicron, a parliamentary committee has recommended an assessment of the effectiveness of anti-Covid-19 vaccines. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health presented its report on Friday. It also recommended that the government should conduct more research and investigate the need to give booster doses of vaccines to prevent the re-formation of the virus.