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Ladakh UT reports first Omicron case

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Leh: After making its way to Jammu and Kashmir, the neighboring Ladakh region reported its first case of Omicron  variant after a man with a travel history of Nepal tested positive on Saturday.

A senior health official said that a man with a travel history of Nepal has tested positive for the Omicron variant. The person is from Kargil district of the Ladakh union territory.

The official said that the patient arrived at Leh airport on December 07 and underwent mandatory sampling of RT-PCR during which he was put under quarantine.

The official said that though he tested negative for COVID-19, samples for the Omicron variant were collected and sent for lab examination.

“The sample results have returned positive and the individual has been immediately isolated and necessary precautionary measures have been taken besides whatever is required is being done timely,” the official said as per the news agency KNO.

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