December 3, 2021, 1:55 PM

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Friday, December 3, confirmed that nine international travellers, who arrived in Mumbai from ‘high-risk’ nations, tested COVID positive. Their samples were sent to test for the Omicron variant.
Among the nine passengers, one came from South Africa. All of the nine passengers arrived at the Mumbai International Airport from November 10 to December 2. Their samples were sent for genome sequencing.
As per the latest reports, these passengers were admitted to isolation wards to undergo mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine.
However, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope in a tweet confirmed that no ‘Omicron’ cases were found in Maharashtra. Furthermore, he mentioned that the state was taking all necessary precautions in the matter.
Earlier, two passengers, who arrived in Karnataka from ‘high risk’ countries, had tested positive for the ‘Omicron’ variant of COVID-19.
Reportedly, there are 28 ‘suspected’ citizens in Maharashtra, who might be infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

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