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Omicron Scare: Maharashtra has highest cases across India

The Maharashtra government has implemented strict measures for international travellers, especially those who are arriving from Omicron-hit places, categorised as ‘at risk’ countries.

Omicron Scare: Maharashtra has highest cases across India
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10 people were confirmed infected with Omicron in  Maharashtra on Monday, December 6, the state’s tally is the highest in India.

Moreover, with this India’s tally neared the two-dozen mark (23). The other states where Omicron cases have been reported are Rajasthan (9), Karnataka (2), Delhi (1) and Gujarat (1).

According to reports, a total of 4,480 passengers have arrived in Mumbai from "at-risk" countries till December 5.

However, in order to curb the spread of the new variant, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been carrying out COVID-19 tests in international travellers from November 1.

The civic body said that so far 16 of them were detected positive with the infection. Of which, 12 are males, other four are females.

As reported earlier, a 37-year-old man, who landed in Mumbai from South Africa on November 25, was found infected with Omicron along with one of his contacts -- a 36-year-old female friend who arrived in the city from the US the same day. The release said both of them were fully vaccinated.

These are the first two cases of Omicron from Mumbai and the third one from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Earlier, a 33-year-old traveller, who had returned to Dombivli in adjoining Thane district from South Africa, had tested positive for the new variant.

Before Mumbai, six people tested positive for the Omicron variant in Pimpri Chinchwad of Pune district. Whereas, another man who recently returned from Finland to Pune, also tested positive for Omicron.

The Maharashtra government has implemented strict measures for international travellers, especially those who are arriving from Omicron-hit places, categorised as ‘at risk’ countries.

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