Mysuru: The first case of Omicron, the latest variant of the Novel Coronavirus, has been confirmed in Mysuru by the District Health Office.
A nine-year-old girl came to Bengaluru along with her parents on Dec. 19 by flight where health officials conducted an RT-PCR test, which proved positive. The family had been to Switzerland and Abu Dhabi and stayed there for some time, said Health Department sources.
“Immediately, we sent the samples for genome sequencing and the test results are out now. The girl has been isolated at a facility and is asymptomatic. Tests on her parents were negative and the family is under observation. We are tracing the primary and secondary contacts and the Department is on high alert,” District Health Officer Dr. K.H. Prasad told Star of Mysore.
There is no need for the people to panic and must follow the safety norms and they should mandatorily take two doses of vaccine, he added.