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Sequencing results of 4 Delhi travellers for Omicron awaited

1/12/2021 at 7:58 PM

New Delhi, Dec 1: The genome sequencing of samples of four passengers from London and Amsterdam who flew into Delhi in the early hours of Wednesday is awaited to ascertain if they carried the Omicron variant.

All four, who are Indian nationals, have been admitted to the LNJP Hospital, where a dedicated ward has been set up for isolating and treating such patients, said an health department official.

Amid rising concerns over the Omicron variant, the centre has issued new guidelines for the international passengers arriving in India.

RT-PCR tests are mandatory for passengers arriving from ‘at-risk’ countries. They are required to wait at the airports till the report of the test has come and not book connecting flights beforehand.

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