Omicron case Chandigarh – News Patiala Live

First, an omicron case reported in Chandigarh 

Whole Genomic Sequencing report

His seven high-risk contacts have also been tested again today as a precautionary measure.

A 20-year-old male, a resident of Italy, had landed in India on 22nd November. He had come to visit his relatives in Chandigarh. He was under home quarantine and was found Covid positive on retesting on 1st Dec. 

As per protocol, he was then put under institutional quarantine.
His COVID positive sample was sent for whole-genome sequencing to NCDC, New Delhi. His seven high-risk family contacts were put under quarantine and were tested for COVID 19 by the RTPCR method.

All of them were tested as negative. The traveler has been asymptomatic throughout. He is fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine which he took in Italy. He has been kept in separate isolation for 11 days.

His report for whole genomic sequencing has been received late at night on 11.12.21 and has been found positive for the Omicron variant. He has been tested for COVID 19 again today by the RTPCR method and the report is awaited. If he is negative he will be put under home quarantine for seven days and if positive, institutional quarantine will continue till negative.

The Health department appeals to all citizens to follow Covid appropriate behavior and those who have not taken the Covid vaccine or have had only one dose should complete their vaccination at the earliest

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