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Seven persons, including a non-resident Indian (NRI) woman and her two daughters from Nigeria, have tested positive for the Omicron variant of coronavirus in Pune district of Maharashtra, India, Persecondnews.com reports.

The woman and her daughters had arrived in the state on November 24 to meet her brother living in Pimpri Chinchwad area near Pune city, Persecondnews.com gathered.

Apart from them, her brother and his two minor daughters have also tested positive for the new variant.

 

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According to the Pune state health department, ‘The 44-year-old, woman, who is a Nigerian citizen of Indian origin, her daughters aged 18 and 12, arrived on November 24 from Lagos in Nigeria to meet her brother in Pimpri Chinchwad area.

‘The woman, her two daughters, her 45-year-old brother and his two daughters aged 7 and one-and-a-half years, have tested positive for the Omicron variant as per the report given by the Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV).’

Their thirteen contacts had been traced and tested, it said.

The woman had mild symptoms, while the other five have no symptoms. Out of the six, three are under 18 and are not vaccinated, while the three adults are fully vaccinated. Two of them have taken Covishield vaccines, while the third one has taken Covaxin doses, the health department said.

All these patients are being treated at Jijamata Hospital in Pimpri chinchwad and they are stable, it added.

 

 

 

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