Hyderabad airport stops monitoring of Omicron instances

Worldwide passengers arriving at Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Airport (RGIA) Hyderabad is not going to be examined for the Omicron model of COVID-19, because the variant has unfold to the neighborhood. There is no such thing as a additional monitoring for the Omicron model of COVID-19 at RGIA as officers think about this an train in futility.

Director of Public Well being and Household Welfare Dr G Srinivasa Rao stated that screening of passengers touring from overseas is not going to assist the Covid management within the metropolis or the state.

Airport surveillance for the Omicron variant started on December 1, and 90 passengers arriving within the metropolis from at-risk and non-at-risk international locations examined constructive for the Omicron pressure by January 5.

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Most of them who examined constructive for the Omicron variant have been overseas nationals who have been visiting the town for ‘medical tourism’. 4 others have been recognized as native contacts or whose omicron an infection couldn’t be traced.

Dr Srinivasa Rao stated the airport’s Omicron surveillance information could be faraway from the well being division’s every day COVID-19 report beginning Thursday.

Greater than 70 per cent of the Covid-19 instances detected in Telangana could also be Omicron instances as the brand new variant has already unfold in the neighborhood.

“Omicron is already in the neighborhood. We estimate that there are over 70 % of Omicron instances. We can not do genome sequencing for everybody,” Dr. Rao stated.

The official warned that there’s prone to be a giant spike in instances in Telangana after the Sankranti competition this month.

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