Imphal, Dec 27: Manipur has reported the first Omicron variant positive case. A 48-year-old man from the Imphal West district who had recently visited Tanzania was tested for the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

According to the reports, his sample was sent for genome sequencing at IBSD Takyelpat, Imphal Manipur and it was confirmed that the man has infected with Omicron variant after conducting genome sequencing.

Three of his family members have also been tested COVID-19 positive, but genome sequencing is yet to be done.

The man and other family are currently undergoing treatment at JNIMS hospital, Imphal.

As of December 24, 462 international travellers with Manipur as their final destination have come under surveillance by the health officials, according to the Directorate of Health Services, Manipur.


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All are being tested by RT-PCR on the eight-day of their arrival in India.

Out of these 462 international arrivals in Manipur, 155 have completed their 14 days of surveillance with all of them testing negative, as of December 24.

Of the remaining 307 under surveillance 194 have been tested on the 8th day with RT-PCR and 4 have tested positive. They are asymptomatic and are now in a government hospital.

The remaining 113 who are on surveillance for less than eight days will also be subjected to RT-PCR testing and necessary Genome sequencing, if found positive, the directorate stated.