Over 100 foreign returnees cannot be found in Maharashtra, phones “switched off”

Mumbai, first published December 7, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. IST

Amid the Omicron panic, Vijay Suryavanshi, head of the Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation, stated that 109 of the 295 foreign returnees who recently returned to Thane Township were now undetectable. He said that several of these people’s phones had been turned off and that many of the last serviced homes were locked. Suryavanshi stated that the return of all “at risk” nations to the KDMC borders would be subject to a 7-day home quarantine, followed by a COVID-19 test on the eighth day.

He stated that even if they tested negative, they would be subjected to another 7 days of home quarantine. It is the responsibility of the housing association members to ensure that the standard is not violated. He also stated that marriages, meetings, and other events are closely monitored to reduce violations. He said that 72% of people in KDMC received the first dose of vaccine and 52% were fully immunized. An Omicron case was recently discovered in a Dombivali household.

Meanwhile, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in Karnataka reported ten returnees as missing. The ten people who went missing after arriving from South Africa were then tracked down.

The number of Omicron cases in Maharashtra has risen to ten after two fully vaccinated people who returned from overseas last month tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus in Mumbai last night. The 37-year-old man, who came to Mumbai from South Africa on November 25, was infected with Omicron, according to BMC, as was one of his contacts, a 36-year-old acquaintance who came to the city from the United States on the same day .

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Previously, seven people in the Pune district had tested positive for the Omicron strain of the coronavirus, including a non-resident Indian (NRI) mother and her two children from Nigeria. Maharashtra has now registered ten specimens of the new variety, including seven from Pune and three from the MMR.

Last updated December 7, 2021 9:45 am IST