SURAT: A 42-year-old guy from Surat who just lately returned from South Africa examined sure for the Omicron variant of coronavirus on Monday, making him the primary such case from Surat and fourth in Gujarat, a well being division legitimate stated.
Previous, 3 instances of the Omicron variant an infection have been reported from Jamnagar in Gujarat, together with a 72-year-old NRI guy who had returned from Zimbabwe, his spouse and brother-in-law.
The 42-year-old affected person discovered inflamed with the Omicron pressure is a businessman based totally in Surat.
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“He had arrived at Delhi airport from South Africa by way of Kenya and Abu Dhabi on December 3. He had examined adverse for coronavirus,” deputy Municipal Commissioner, Well being, Ashish Naik stated.
He once more examined adverse on December 4.
“After he used to be hospitalised in brief for isolation right here, he examined sure for coronavirus on December 8, following which we despatched his pattern for genome sequencing.
He used to be detected with the Omicron variant on Monday,” Naik stated.
The affected person is beneath remedy in house isolation, the legitimate stated, including that every one his kin and the entire 4 co-passengers have examined adverse for coronavirus.