One of the two people found infected with Omicron in Karnataka is missing. The state government said that the person is missing after getting a Covid negative certificate from a private lab. The administration is trying to trace 10 more people who had reportedly gone missing from the airport. Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashok held a meeting with top officials on Omicron on Friday. He said that the missing people should be traced soon. Passengers will not be allowed to leave the airport till their report is received.
Gaurav Gupta, Commissioner of Bengaluru Municipal Corporation said that all the foreign nationals have come from South African countries. At present, their phones are still switched off. They have not been found even at the address entered by these passengers at the airport.
The International Medical Conference held between November 19-21 in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, has increased the concern of the administration. Actually, three doctors involved in this conference held at One Star Hotel have been found to be Corona positive. One of these people is infected with Omicron. He attended the conference for a few hours on 20 November. The very next day he started showing signs of infection. In such a situation, there is a possibility of other people involved in this meeting also getting infected.
So far, RT-PCR test of 16000 passengers of 58 flights coming from at risk countries has been done. Of these, 18 corona positives have been found. Their report has been sent for genome sequencing. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya gave this information in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The 11 countries that have been placed in the at risk category include the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Israel.