January27 , 2022

After Omicron Cases Found, Karnataka Chief Minister Calls Urgent Meet

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Omicron: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will maintain a gathering right this moment

Bengaluru:

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will maintain a gathering right this moment together with his colleagues and well being consultants on take care of the Omicron menace. With two Omicron circumstances, Karnataka is the primary state within the nation to seek out this coronavirus variant of concern, which was first detected in South Africa and broadly believed to be extremely transmissible.

State Health Minister Dr Okay Sudhakar may even meet with deans and medical superintendents of presidency medical schools right this moment to work out the way in which forward. Several clusters of scholars testing constructive have been reported from the state.

Mr Bommai confirmed to reporters in Delhi that the centre has discovered Omicron an infection in two samples after they had been examined within the National Centre for Biological Sciences. An in depth report would come quickly, the Chief Minister mentioned.

“I have instructed our Health Minister and the Chief Secretary to get the detailed report. An emergency meeting has been called with experts and senior officers,” Mr Bommai mentioned.

One of the 2 sufferers is a 46-year-old absolutely vaccinated physician from Bengaluru, who had no journey historical past and developed signs of fever and physique ache on November 21. The different confirmed Omicron affected person is a 66-year-old South African nationwide who got here to India with a damaging Covid report.

Mr Bommai, who met Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday, mentioned, “The minister has said he would give details of the cases. According to preliminary reports, the effect of the variant is not too serious.”

Omicron has been designated a ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organisation, or WHO. It is believed to have over 50 mutations, together with over 30 on the spike protein, which make it considerably extra infectious than the Delta variant.

Announcing the virus has been detected in India, which some well being consultants mentioned was inevitable, the Health Ministry mentioned, “We need not panic about Omicron detection but awareness is absolutely essential. Follow Covid-appropriate behaviour and avoid gatherings.”

The Chief Minister can also be exploring the potential for giving booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to well being employees.

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