First Omicron case detected in Kerala

Kerala, 12/12: The first Covid Omicron variant case in Kerala was reported on Sunday. A native of Ernakulam (Kochi) who came down from the UK last week was found to be infected with the variant.



Kerala Health Minister Veena George told reporters that the person reached Kochi international airport on December 6. He was initially tested negative. But on a test conducted on December 8, he was found positive and further test confirmed that he was infected with the Omicron variant.


His wife and mother were also tested positive and all were isolated. All were having no health issues.


The person came by an Etihad Airways flight from the UK through Abu Dhabi. All the 149 persons in the flight were alerted, the minister said.

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