Mishra advised everyone to follow proper guidelines and not to panic in this situation. The government is taking every possible step to contain the infection.
“All passengers who have arrived from the foreign countries will have to undergo RT-PCR test. Those found positive will immediately be sent to isolation and the swab samples will be sent for genome sequencing. If the test report comes negative, the traveller or returnee will have to remain under seven-day home quarantine mandatorily and again undergo another round of Covid-19 test on the eighth day, Even though all the returnees have been directed to carry Covid negative certificates while travelling, they still have been advised to undergo quarantine for a period of seven days,” said Mishra.
“As per information, this variant has a high probability of infection. It has spread to 29 countries in 10 days. The death toll has not risen in South Africa so far. Though they are hospitalized, Omicron-infected patients have not been seen getting serious. So don't panic. Be careful. The government is taking steps” added Mishra.