The news has been buzzing about the first reported case of Omicron in Kerala. This takes the national tally of Omicron affected patients to 38 in the country. The said Omicron patient from Kerala had returned to Kerala from the UK, one of the ‘At-Risk’ Omicron affected countries in the world. The Ernakulam native had tested positive on the 8th of December, on the second day of arrival. He had tested negative initially.
Necessary actions have been taken to curb its spread via contact with the patient. As such, the passengers who were in close proximity with the patient were informed to quarantine and get themselves tested. Kerala Health Minister has assured that there is no reason to panic. The patient is currently stable and undergoing treatment.
His wife and mother tested positive. As such, they have been shifted to an institutional quarantine ward where they are under strict observation.
The first cases of Omicron in India was detected in Karnataka. Soon, states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Kerala have had similar cases popping up. The Kerala Government has imposed guidelines for passengers travelling to the state from At-Risk countries.