Friday, May 27, 2022



4 more Omicron cases found in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Dec 16, 2021 – Four more cases of Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19, were reported in Hyderabad on Thursday, taking the total number of cases detected to seven.

Three of those tested positive for Omicron were from Kenya while the fourth person is an Indian, who had come from ‘at risk’ country.

Telangana’s Director of Public Jealth Dr G. Srinivasa Rao said the city got four imported Omicron positive cases on Thursday. He said the details will be shared on Friday morning.

Three Omicron cases were reported on Wednesday. A 24-year-old female from Kenya and a 23-year-old male from Somalia were found infected by the new variant. A boy had also tested positive for Omicron but he did not enter the city as he left for Kolkata by a domestic flight.

They had reached Hyderabad on December 12 and were found positive for Covid-19 when random RT-PCR tests were conducted at the airport. Since they were from countries other than ‘at risk’ countries, they were allowed to go home but their samples were sent for genome sequencing.

The Kenyan and Somalian were found positive for Omicron and both were traced in Paramount Colony in Toli Chowki area of the city. They were isolated at the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS). Their contacts were also traced and they were subjected to Covid tests. Authorities were also screening other foreign nationals living in the areas and also residents of the two apartment buildings where the two Omicron positive cases stayed.  (Agency)

Subscribe to YesPunjab Telegram Channel & receive important news updates

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected






Making a career based on a hobby is a wise step – by Narvijay Yadav

In my first few years in journalism, my mind was so engrossed in the work that it seemed like fun to me. I was...

Trade focussed Quad – by Asad Mirza

The first in-person meeting of the leaders of the US, Australia, Japan and India, termed Quad, will be held in Tokyo on Tuesday. This...

How much and how often should courts adjudicate matters of religous fervour? – by Adeel Ahmed

New Delhi, May 22, 2022- In the old city of Jerusalem, there lies a 187-foot long ‘Western Wall, built by Herod on the western...


Health & Fitness

Preterm birth: Warning signs that indicate complications during pregnancy

New Delhi, May 23, 2022 - Preterm birth, defined as a baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, is a leading cause of infant death and can result in long-term disabilities for those who survive. Each year, approximately 1 million children die as a result of preterm birth complications. According to the World Health Organization, many survivors will live...

Gadgets & Tech