Talking to IANS, Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director, LNJP Hospital, which has been designated for the Omicron infection treatment, said on Friday, "We have admitted a total 10 individuals who are suspected to be of new Covid variant Omicron". However, he underlined that 'none of them have been identified yet ti have been infected with the Omicron variant'. He said that their genome sequencing reports are awaited.
Kumar said that samples, which have been identified, will be sent for sequencing on the day itself (Friday).
Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Thursday had informed that eight samples were sent on Thursday for genome sequencing. However, their reports are also awaited.
The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said that two cases of Omicron have been detected in Karnataka. "Both persons had travelled from South Africa. Their contacts have been identified and are under monitoring," said Dr Balram Bhargava, chief of Indian Council of Medical Research. "All Omicron related cases are found to have mild symptoms so far. No severe symptoms have been noticed in Omicron infection in all such cases in the country and abroad," said the Health Ministry.
Union Health Ministry has said that Covid appropriate behaviour is the need of the hour. However, he added that no severe symptoms of the Omicron Variant of Covid-19 reported have been so far. He said that around 29 countries have reported 373 cases of Omicron Variant so far.