A 49-year-old man who had recently returned from Tanzania tested positive for the Omicron variety of Covid-19 in Maharashtra on Friday, marking the state’s 11th case of the strain. The patient, a Maulavi who had arrived in Mumbai to preach sermons at a mosque in Dharavi, is “totally asymptomatic” and is being treated at the Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). When he arrived in Mumbai from Tanzania on December 4, he was subjected to random testing. Today, he received the results of his genome sequencing report.
The patient is a permanent resident of Chennai and lives in Dharavi. Because Tanzania was not on the list of “at risk” countries at the time of his arrival in Mumbai, an RT-PCR test was performed as a 2% sample upon his arrival at the airport.
He had been told to wait at the airport and had later returned to his Dharavi home. During his journey, however, it was discovered that the RT-PCR findings for Covid-19 were positive. Before he could approach the Dharavi area, officials from G North ward went to meet him and he was promptly transferred to Seven Hills hospital.
Covid-19 is being tested on the patient’s close contacts.
The patient has not been immunized against Covid-19, according to information acquired from the Seven Hills hospital.