In light of first Omicron case reported in Mumbai, BMC has asked citizens not to panic and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour and wear mask always.
They also asked people to get fully vaccinated at the earliest.
Both these patients have been admitted to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)-run Seven Hills Hospital located in Andheri in the western suburbs
Both both are asymptomatic, according to a statement issued from the Maharashtra government’s public health department on Monday evening.
A total of 320 contacts of both these patients have been traced, of which five are high-risk contacts, and the other 315 are low-risk contacts
As per Suresh Kakani, Additional Municipal Commissioner in-charge of the civic public health department said, Medical infrastructure wise, Mumbai City is fully prepared and that at present, they have around 90%-95% vacant beds. The Civic Body’s active initiative is to check all international passengers arriving in Mumbai for Covid-19 and its symptoms
Rigorous contact tracing efforts of people who came in contact with these travellers will be made and to quarantine them in time and prevent further spread of the Variant.
News Input: K.V.Raman