An 8-year-old boy, who returned to Goa from UK, has been discovered contaminated with the Omicron variant of coronavirus – the state’s first.
The boy had arrived on the coastal state on December 17 when he was examined for Covid as per protocol. His Omicron an infection was confirmed by the virology lab in Pune, Goa Well being Minister mentioned in a tweet.
“We are going to take steps as per the protocol of presidency of India, vital stringent measures might be taken by the federal government of Goa in public curiosity based mostly on the recommendation given by the skilled committee,” the Well being Minister mentioned.
Goa sees a large inflow of home and worldwide vacationers throughout this time of the yr. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has requested everybody within the tourism trade, together with travellers, to remain alert in the course of the upcoming New Yr celebrations.
The state’s each day Covid tally practically tripled at present from Sunday – when it logged 25 circumstances – because it reported 67 circumstances of coronavirus with no associated deaths. There are at the moment 465 energetic circumstances within the state.