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Telangana village imposes self-blocking after Dubai returnees test for Omicron positive

Hyderabad: Gudem, the village of Mustabad Mandal in the Rajanasirisila district, imposed a 10-day self-blocking after Dubai returnees became positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19. His wife and mother are also positive for Covid-19, but it has not yet been confirmed if they are infected with the Omicron strain.

Talk to Siasat.comDr. Sanjebe, a medical officer at Mustabad, said 28-year-old Chandu arrived from Dubai on 16 December, but did not test positive at the preliminary test at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) Hyderabad. However, further investigation by the medical department revealed that he was positive for Covid-19 on December 20th. Genome sequencing confirmed that it was an Omicron strain. The district’s medical authorities moved the Gulf returnees to KIMS Hospital in Hyderabad that same night.

A sample of 14 major contacts and a total of 64 samples were collected, two of which were found to be Covid-positive (wife and mother). 53 samples were also collected from the marriage he participated in in the village of Narayanapur, Iera Lady Petmandal.

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Srinivasa Rao, husband of the village sarpanch Saritha Srinivasa Rao, told Siasat.com that Panchayat called on the villagers to close meat and grocery stores and voluntarily block the entire village to protect it from the virus. .. Everyone obliged. He also said that he was not allowed to move in and out of the village for 10 days starting Thursday.

“There was an arrangement to supply the villagers with vegetables and other necessities,” he added.

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