Omicron scare: 10 South African nationals who recently arrived in B’luru untraceable, say sources 


Team Udayavani, Dec 3, 2021, 3:12 PM IST

 

Despite the intensified surveillance mechanisms undertaken by the government following detection of the Omicron variant, 10 South African nationals who arrived in Bengaluru between November 12 and 22 have reportedly gone untraceable.

Earlier yesterday, the Union Health Ministry reported that the country’s first two cases of Omicron infection were found in Bengaluru.

As per sources, stringent measures were initiated at the airport from November 22 onwards and these ten persons had arrived in Bengaluru before that. The Health department wants to get these persons tested, but they have gone missing, sources said.

When asked about this, Gaurav Gupta, the Chief Commissioner, stated that he doesn’t have any direct information regarding the matter. “I can say that, contact tracing is a continuous process and if they are not found, there are standard protocols to deal with the situation. We are prepared to tackle any situation.”

Meanwhile the state government has already begun tracing the primary and secondary contacts of the two infected persons. Notably, one of them had no travel history.

 

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

‘Swabhimana padayatra’ receives tremendous response

34 personalities write to CM, MLAs over alleged violence against religious minorities

Govt to review situation, decide about reopening tourist places: Aaditya Thackeray

Tatas take first step in Air India, to introduce ‘enhanced meal service’ in 4 flights on Thursday

Karnataka set to establish military school in the name of Sangolli Rayanna

Karnataka: Congress appoints ex-RS member B K Hariprasad as its leader in Legislative Council

Rename govt institutions, public spaces in Bengaluru having colonial names: BJP MP


Related Articles More

‘Swabhimana padayatra’ receives tremendous response

34 personalities write to CM, MLAs over alleged violence against religious minorities

Karnataka set to establish military school in the name of Sangolli Rayanna

Karnataka: Congress appoints ex-RS member B K Hariprasad as its leader in Legislative Council

Rename govt institutions, public spaces in Bengaluru having colonial names: BJP MP

MUST WATCH

Rajpath witnesses splendid fly-past of 75 aircrafts

Mysore student led NCC at the Republic Day 2022 Parade held in Delhi

NEWS BULLETIN 26-02-2022

Stunning motorcycle display by BSF all-women biker team at India’s 73 Republic Day parade

Siddaramaiah Talk’s About Election


Latest Additions

‘Swabhimana padayatra’ receives tremendous response

India’s annual Budget again goes green, cuts down on printing to bare minimum

Mysterious object in Milky Way ‘spooks’ astronomers

Voters value honesty in their politicians above all else – new study

34 personalities write to CM, MLAs over alleged violence against religious minorities

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.