Highlights

  • Thane: Man tests Covid positive upon return from South Africa
  • Unclear if the patient was carrying Omicron variant of Covid
  • Omicron first detected in S Africa, identified as variant of concern by WHO

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Covid-19: It is not confirmed whether the patient was carrying the Omicron variant of coronavirus, which was first detected in South Africa and has been identified as the variant of concern by the WHO.

Amid the new Covid variant scare, a man who returned from South Africa to Thane in Maharashtra recently has tested positive for coronavirus.

The man had travelled from Cape Town to Dombivali on November 24. He underwent a Covid-19 test which returned positive, municipal officials said.

The man didn't come in contact with anyone after returning from South Africa, and is currently admitted to an isolation centre, the officials added.

India on Sunday revised travel guidelines for international passengers in view of 'Omicron' variant.

International passengers must submit 14 days' travel history and upload negative Covid test results. Travellers from countries deemed "at-risk" will also undergo a mandatory 7-day home quarantine if they test negative for the virus, the Union Health Ministry said

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