Omicron reaches India, two cases detected in Karnataka


New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS): The Omicron variant of coronavirus has reached India with two cases detected in Karnataka, officials said on Thursday.

Two cases of Omircron have been detected in Karnataka so far through genome sequencing, Indian Council of Medical Research chief, Dr Balram Bhargava said.

Both persons had travelled from South Africa. Their contacts have been identified and are under monitoring, he added.

Bhargava stressed said that people don't need to be panic, but awareness is absolutely essential.

Joint Secretary, Health, Lav Agarwal said: "All Omicron related cases are found to have mild symptoms so far. No severe symptoms have been noticed in Omicron infection in all such cases in the country and abroad. WHO has said that its emerging evidence is being studied."

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Dan M, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Booster is for delta, in India delta wave already over then why Booster ? Then again for Omicron another booster ? for then nu and xi ? two more boosters ? when xi variant comes looks like all are under communist xi that's why not named now or skipped xi now but (moronic) omicron strain.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Ayyoyyo...amirkan....😔😔....Now they will say take booster....padcha otherwise...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    KN is having omicron... so all other state people who came here for breadcrumbs kindly return to your dear home states... stay safe...

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  • Kiran Poojary, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Indian, Dubai, Karnataka is a hub of Business, Industries, IT, BT, Employment, Healthcare and Education. So we don't have any need to visit Kerala. But still you can shut your borders because it will save our job of shutting our border. We don't know how many untested cases are there in Kerala.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    👍👍👍

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  • RAMA NAIK, mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    NO USE BY BLAMING OTHERS FOR OUR MISTAKES WHY CANT GOVERNMENT PROHIBIT AIR SERVICE WHICH IS MAIN REASON FOR TRANSMITTING. WHAT IS USE OF CLOSING ONLY THALAPADY BORDER AT WHICH SOME POORS PASSING FOR THEIR SURVIVAL AND MINIMUM NECESSITY

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Yes....very true...

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  • Bobby, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Authorities will not allow the virus to die peacefully...

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    In fact these so called government officials and also our so called ICMR experts wants to spread such things only for their own benefit, If people were travelling with two doses of vaccines and also with RTPCR tests, then how this can happen..????? If the Virus can mutate in Africa, it can mutate in India also....!!!!!??????

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    yes, yes. start banging pots and pans once again.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    vishnu bhat, bangalore...Pots are broken and the plates are bent and hence the sound from them may not be good for us, For politicians any bloody sound is good for sure.

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Let's start banging pots and pans on our heads

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  • Tester Tester, Bangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    I request government not to implement this useless lockdowns and restrictions We have seen in last 2 waves........Even after 2 strict lockdowns in wave 1 and wave 2, Cases are still there in Karnataka and also variants are still coming.....Say lockdown is very easy, nobody don't know the impact of lockdowns and implementing the lockdown is very difficult.......All over the world they are not interested to put lockdown......Hence taking precautions are very important and also booster vaccine....

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  • Podvol, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Dear CM please close schools and college immediately. Children are our future leaders. Please don't kill them and make them the reason for killing their parents and grandparents. Be wise and do not lulisten to these education mafias for a few paises.

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  • Nawaz, Manjeshwar

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Close the Goa and TN border too, then we all would be safe.. let them fight it internally

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  • Abdul, Vidyanagar /Kasaragod.

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Close Thalapdi border also.

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  • Abdul saleem, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Corona se dharti pati..,.delta se omricon...corona se Kaampi insaniyat..raaj kar rahe ye haivan...inki thaakat hogi apoorv..inka hoga nishaana abed..ye koshish karenge sarvanash...aa Rahen hain omricon....omricon....omricon...

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  • Rakesh, Pumpwell

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Yenkleg exam undu. Kalpoda??

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Now Kerala and Maharashtra should ban all visitors from Karnataka in reverse measure! Who knows how many in this state are carrying the variant! shows up the absurdity in the state's control measures.

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  • chandar, bangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    they initially thought omnicron virus orginated in kerala and maharastra , lol .... now kerala and maharastra will block the borders ..

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  • Indian, Dubai

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Request to Kerala Cm. Please block all Karnataka Kerala boarder. Nobody from Karnataka allowed to enter Kerala.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    No one from KARNATAKA is interested to travel Kerala.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Golden comment of 2021. who needs to travel to a state where is there is nothing but a poor state with only international airports only to fly away coz state economy is poor & people are dependent on gulf. the highways tell a lot of stories.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Also request your CM to call back all Keralites settled in Karnataka.

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  • Hasif, Dubai

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Yes Atleast the People of Karnataka will get some government jobs.

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  • Allen, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Nobody from Karnatak interested in Kerala,! Better close the border permanently!!

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    oye... why should any one other than mallu visit karela... for what..? to meet black magicians?... to chat with gold smugglers or with drug peddlers?... or to meet and interview isis, taliban, etc. etc. etc. accomplices...? or to study living conditions of gulf labour class families...?

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Well said K b r ji. Best solution given by this gentleman from Dubai.....If CM of Kerala, does this job then once and for all many problems will be solved. I doubt he will close the borders instead, he will climb the steps of the court, questioning the closures on humanitarian grounds....

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  • Saleem, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    'somalia' boarder clossed at talappady still ?

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  • Prashanth, Badiadka

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Talapady was closed... Please don't blame them this time.

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  • Jagadish, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    I was always telling lockdown for 3 months. Minister not listening and this Dc. Now third wave

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  • Hasan-Zain, Doha

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    I think you are prepared for Lockdown for three Months. But what about those people who even cant manage for three days without earning. Do government has any plan for this?

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    People, Yesterday First Omnicron case was detected in US, and stock market came down big time....perhaps tight lockdown will be reinforced soon... India should be very careful...isolate / Quarantine this person and try to Quarantine all persons he was in Contact in India for 10 days ..... if not a very heavy price will be paid in next few months.... We don't want to see dead bodies floating in River Ganga again please.... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    pls take care of US... Covid has taken the highest number of lives in US...almost double of covid deaths in India... India has 130 crore population, US 50 crores... but US has highest number of infections, highest number of deaths...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    "The current population of the United States of America is 333,749,517 as of Thursday, December 2, 2021, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data." Faking in DW has become a habit for you... most of COVID deaths in US happened prior to finding Vaccine for COVID-19 in December 2020..... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    if the US population is 30 crores, that means, situation is much more serious than what I conveyed in my comment... India 130 crores and US 30 crores population but covid deaths and covid infections of US almost double of India...

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Wrong statement by Langoo. More people died after the jabs in US under Biden than under Trump. More vaccine injuries and deaths happened due to jabs in one year if compared to all the other vaccines in 20 years. Just by hiding actual injuries and deaths by CDC and fake media as only 1% got reported to VAERS doesn't prove they worked.

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