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"Totally different From Delta": Karnataka Minister On Positive Case At Airport


'Different From Delta': Karnataka Minister On Positive Case At Airport

One of many South African nationals has examined optimistic for Covid’s Delta pressure.

Bengaluru:

At a time when studies in regards to the new ‘Omicron’ pressure of Covid have set off alarm bells, Karnataka Well being Minister Dr Okay Sudhakar has mentioned {that a} passenger again from South Africa had examined optimistic for a pressure “completely different than Delta”.

The check samples, he mentioned, have been despatched for genome sequencing for additional examination, he mentioned.

This comes after two South African nationals who arrived in Bengaluru examined optimistic for Covid earlier this month. One in all them has been discovered to be contaminated by the Delta pressure.

Dr Sudhakar has now known as a gathering with well being officers whereas Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has urged the centre to cease passengers from South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong from getting into the nation.

The minister mentioned he was in contact with the Union Well being Ministry and officers of the Indian Council for Medical Analysis (ICMR).

“There’s a Delta variant for the previous 9 months solely, however you’re saying that one of many samples is Omicron. I can not say about it formally. I’m in contact with the ICMR and central authorities officers,” Dr Sudhakar mentioned, in line with a report by information company PTI.

He added that he has sought an in depth report on the Omicron pressure. “We’ll get clear data on December 1 about how the Omicron behaves after the genomic sequencing. Accordingly we are going to provoke all measures,” he mentioned.

The minister, who can also be a medical skilled, mentioned he had spoken to his former classmates working in South Africa in regards to the new vairant.

“The satisfying factor I got here throughout after speaking to my classmates in South Africa is that this (Omicron variant) spreads quickly, however it’s not as harmful as Delta. Individuals really feel nausea and vomiting and generally the heart beat price goes up, however lack of style and odor will not be there. There’s much less hospitalisation as a result of it is depth will not be extreme,” he mentioned.

To a question on the potential for a lockdown, Dr Sudhakar mentioned there was no such proposal earlier than the federal government but.

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