Delhi news highlights: The majority of people who have so far tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid in Delhi have a travel history to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it is learnt. Delhi has recorded 24 Omicron cases so far. As per data shared by sources for 22 of the cases, 19 were international travellers while three contracted it after they came in contact with those who returned from abroad. Of the 19, 10 have a travel history to the UAE, four to the UK, two to South Africa, two to Tanzania, while one came from Zimbabwe.
Amid the increase in cases, especially of the Omicron variant, the Delhi government has decided to conduct genome sequencing of all fresh cases. The tests are conducted at the National Centre of Disease Control, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, and Lok Nayak Hospital. Sources said these hospitals have conducted genome sequencing of about 320 samples, of which 11% were Omicron, 49% were Delta and 40% were ‘other’.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government Monday sacked three doctors of a mohalla clinic in connection with the death of three minor children, allegedly due to an adverse reaction to a drug. Health Minister Satyendar Jain said an enquiry has been ordered into the incident, which took place in October.