Chennai: Two cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected in India, the Health Ministry said today, in the first confirmation of the Covid strain within the country’s borders that has triggered global alarm.
‘Two cases of Omicron variant have been reported in the country so far. Both cases are from Karnataka,’ Lav Agarwal, joint secretary, Union Health Ministry, said at a press briefing today.
‘All primary contacts and secondary contacts of both the cases have been traced and are being tested,’ he added.
The Union government has urged people to not panic and stressed on following Covid appropriate behaviour.