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Three passengers arrived at RGIA test positive for Omicron

Three passengers arrived at RGIA test positive for Omicron

Both the Kenya and Somalia Nationals were traced at Toli Chowki in the city and they have been sent to the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (TIMS).

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Hyderabad: Three passengers, who had arrived at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad near here from the non-risk countries on December 12, tested positive for Omicron variant of Covid-19 on Tuesday night.

Confirming the three omicron variant cases, Telangana Public Health Director Dr G Srinivasa Rao on Wednesday said one was a 24-year-old female Kenya National, another was a 23-year-old male from Somalia while the third was a 7-year-old boy, a transit passenger, who landed at RGIA.

The boy went to his native place in West Bengal.

All the passengers’ swab samples were taken on Sunday itself and sent for genome sequencing at CCMB. However, the reports revealed that they were tested positive for Omicron variant, he said.

Both the Kenya and Somalia Nationals were traced at Toli Chowki in the city and they have been sent to the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (TIMS), a dedicated Covid-hospital for undergoing treatment.

Kenya female National’s close contacts– her 33-year-old uncle and her 70-year-old father were sent to TIMS.

We have alerted the West Bengal government authorities about the pass through case and are in touch with the health department there, the Director said.

We have been maintaining a close watch on the travelers arriving from the UK as well as other 9 to 10 high-risk countries at RGIA, Dr Rao said on Monday, 758 passengers from foreign countries had arrived at the RGIA.

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