'Little different from Delta': K'taka Health Min after two found COVID-19 positive at airport

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar asked people not to panic about the new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron' and suggested following COVID-19 precautionary measures strictly

Press Trust of India November 29, 2021 21:25:47 IST
'Little different from Delta': K'taka Health Min after two found COVID-19 positive at airport

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar

Bengaluru: Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Monday said that one of the two people who had tested positive at Bengaluru airport after arriving from South Africa are having 'a little different from Delta variant.'

While speaking to the media, Sudhakar said, "One is relatively better and the other, we are finding it a little different from Delta variant. We have sent the sample to the Centre's lab. We are waiting for final inference."

Meanwhile, in view of the new variant of COVID-19, the Dakshina Kannada district administration resume Covid screening at Talapady Checkpost, conducting RT-PCR tests of those coming to the district from Kerala without COVID-19 negative report.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai on Monday asked people not to panic about the new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron' and suggested following COVID-19 precautionary measures strictly.

Karnataka reported 315 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in the past 24 hours.

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