Hyderabad: Three international travellers who arrived at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here have contracted the Omicron variant of coronavirus.
Worryingly, two of the three Omicron cases did not travel from ‘at risk’ countries.
All three tested COVID-19 positive and eventually for the Omicron variant.
Of the three, a 23-year-old Somalian has not yet been traced.
A 24-year-old woman from Kenya is being treated at TIMS hospital, while her father and uncle have been isolated.
The third Omicron-positive patient is a 7-year-old child who, on landing at Hyderabad, had sample taken for RT-PCR test and then flew to West Bengal on a domestic flight before the result had come. The reports have been forwarded to Indian government and West Bengal government.
The total number of cases in India has gone up to 64.