India reports first two cases of Omicron variant

Delhi: India announced first time two “omicron” cases in the country being detected in Karnataka state. The new strain of the virus has triggered a global alarm with several countries reported.

The two men in the southern Indian state of karanatak have tested positive for Omicron coronavirus variant.

Top health ministry official Luv Agarwal said the men , who are 66 years and 46 years old, are current under observation.

Officials said all primary contacts and secondary contacts of the two men have been traced and been isolated and tested as well.

The world health organization (WHO) has warned that Omicron poses a “high infection risk”.

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