Omicron scare: 10 South African travellers missing from Bengaluru, says minister | Bengaluru

As many as 10 South African travellers have reportedly gone missing after reaching Bengaluru, following which the state authorities directed officers to look into the matter, hint them instantly and get them examined.

Amid fears of additional unfold of the Omicron variant of coronavirus with two individuals testing constructive to the pressure within the state on Thursday, minister R Ashoka stated, “It has come out in the media that 10 people are untraceable. Officials have been directed to look into it, trace them by tonight and get them tested.”

Stating that he has no official details about it, well being minister Ok Sudhakar stated in case they haven’t been traced, the police are environment friendly sufficient to search out them, as prior to now. “But my appeal is that no one should switch off their mobiles and go untraceable. It is not the right way. They should behave responsibly.”

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(*10*), in Bengaluru, the probe is underway right into a South African nationwide’s Covid check got here after questions had been raised on how he managed to get a damaging report inside three days after testing constructive for the virus on arrival and likewise about him reportedly attending some official meeting, and leaving the nation whilst his genomic sequencing stories had been awaited.

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“The person (66-year-old) had isolated at a hotel and he has gone from there (outside the country). First his (COVID test) report came positive and then re-test came negative. Whether there was any mishandling, whether the lab tests were accurate or was there any wrong doing, the police commissioner has been directed to investigate this,” Ashoka stated.

(With inputs from companies)

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