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First Omicron case reported in Manipur

IBSD Takyelpat, Imphal after genome sequencing confirmed that he was having Omicron Covid variant. Three of his family members were also COVID positive but a genome sequencing report was awaited.

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Imphal: First case of Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been reported from Manipur where a 48-year-old, who recently travelled to Tanzania, was tested positive.

He was tested positive on December 21 along with three other foreign returnees.

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IBSD Takyelpat, Imphal after genome sequencing confirmed that he was having Omicron Covid variant. Three of his family members were also COVID positive but a genome sequencing report was awaited.

The other three persons who were COVID positive after returning from abroad were free from the Omicron variant.

State Health Director, K Rajo said the person had been kept in isolation at JNIMS.

Rajo has appealed to all to strictly follow safety measures.

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