Two South African nationals have tested Covid-19 positive at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on November 27 which has created panic among people and health authorities over the new Omicron variant of the lethal virus.
The Rural Deputy Commissioner K. Srinivas on November 27 said that further test reports would ascertain whether the South African nationals are infected with the Omicron variant. As many as 584 people so far have arrived in Bengaluru from 10 nations on high alert, and as many as 94 individuals have come from South Africa so far.
Srinivas said that as many as 584 people, so far, have arrived in Bengaluru from 10 “high-risk” nations, and as many as 94 individuals have come from South Africa alone so far.
India, along with several countries to the list from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India, including post-arrival testing for infection.
Travellers from countries like South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Israel, Hong Kong, countries in Europe including the UK.