Madhya Pradesh reports Omicron case, 8 overseas travellers test positive for new COVID-19 strain

Madhya Pradesh reports Omicron case, 8 overseas travellers test positive for new COVID-19 strain

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh has on Sunday reported its first case of Omicron variant of COVID-19. As many as eight people, who have returned from overseas, have tested positive with the new strain of coronavirus.

Of the eight Omicron cases in Madhya Pradesh, three had returned from the United States, two from the United Kingdom, two from Tanzania, and one from Ghana.

Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister Vishvas Sarang said six of the eight Omicron patients have been discharged. The remaining two are asymptomatic and undergoing treatment. 

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said in the recent past, a total of 3,000 overseas travellers had returned to Indore. Out of 1,000 people who underwent testing, 26 tested positive for the COVID-19 of which eight were Omicron infections.

Notably, the state has imposed night curfew from 11 pm to 5 am amid fears of surge in COVID-19 cases. In the last 24 hours, 42 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state. Madhya Pradesh has now 232 active cases of coronavirus. 

first published:Dec. 26, 2021, 2:07 p.m.

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