With new cases of Covid’s Omicron variant being reported in Delhi and Rajasthan, the total count of cases of the new strain in India has climbed to 45 on Tuesday.
Earlier, a 42-year-old man from Gujarat who recently returned from South Africa tested positive for the new variant, reported NDTV.com.
Currently, the man is under treatment in home isolation and all the relatives as well as his four co-passengers have tested negative for Covid.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said four more cases of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, have been detected in the national capital and all have travel history to foreign countries.
The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has not spread in the community so far and the situation is under control, he added.
So far, 74 travellers have been sent from the airport to the hospital, where a special ward has been set up for isolating and treating suspected cases of Omicron.
Thirty-six of them have been discharged and 38 are admitted to the hospital.