Chiron: Five cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 were detected in Meghalaya on Tuesday after one in Manipur, health officials said.
Aman War, director of health and family welfare, said three of the five Omicron variants were detected in three areas of Siron and two in the village of Saiden in the Liboi district with a new variant of coronavirus.
All five have recently returned to the state from other states in India.
A 48-year-old man from Manipur who recently visited Tanzania tested positive for Omicron last week, making him the first case of a new Covid-19 mutation in the northeastern region.
In Meghalaya, a total of 84,881 people were infected on Tuesday, another 32 were killed, and the death toll was 1,485.
There were 97 active cases on Tuesday in the hills, and so far 83,299 have recovered from the disease.
On Monday, the Meghalaya government decided to restrict outside access to people in the state to prevent the spread of Omicron, and imposed other specific restrictions from January 5. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Conrad K. Sanma reviewed Covid-19 related scenarios.
“With the economic activity of the people in mind, the government will come up with some restrictions in the next few days in the state,” he later told the media.
https://www.siasat.com/after-manipur-omicron-cases-detected-in-meghalaya-2252998/ After Manipur, a case of Omicron was detected in Meghalaya