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Tuesday, December 12 2023
Tamil Nadu

Omicron scare: 28 samples sent for genome sequencing in TN

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Chennai: Tamil Nadu Health Minister, Ma Subramanian, said on Friday December 18 that the State Health Department has sent the samples of 28 passengers, who arrived from at-risk and non-risk countries, for genome sequencing analysis.

The Minister said that these samples have been sent for genome sequencing after the persons tested positive for Covid-19.

Subramanian also told reporters that he would seek Central government’s permission to conduct mandatory RT- PCR test for passengers arriving from non-risk countries after they complete their seven-day quarantine, adding that a passenger from Nigeria, a non-risk country, had tested positive for Omicron.

Subramanian said that 14,688 people who had arrived in the State from both at-risk and non-risk countries had undergone Covid tests, of which 70 have tested positive.

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