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Gujarat on Thursday reported seven new Omicron cases, all of them in areas under the Vadodara Municipal Corporation, taking the state’s tally of the new Covid variant to 30. The new cases include three children below 12 years of age, the state health department said.
“Considering the rise in Omicron cases, we have stepped up contact tracing and testing of foreign returnees, especially from the ‘At Risk’ nations. Earlier, we used to test them on the sixth and the eighth day after arrival, but now we will be collecting their samples on the third, fifth and the eighth day of arrival,” Manoj Agrawal, Additional Chief Secretary (Health), told IANS.
Meanwhile, Gujarat also reported 111 fresh Covid cases and two deaths on Thursday, against 78 recoveries. The state’s active caseload currently stands at 668. More than 2.13 lakh doses of Covid vaccine were administered on Thursday, taking the statewide total count beyond 8.78 crore.
Two terrorist associates, linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT, were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam and incriminating materials recovered from their possession, officials said on Thursday.
Police said acting on specific input, a joint team of Budgam police, the army’s 2 RR and the CRPF apprehended two terrorist associates from Magam area of Budgam.
They have been identified as Mohammad Shafi Ganai, resident of Kawoosa Khalisa and Zahoor Ahmad Chopan, resident of Mamoosa Pattan. Incriminating materials were recovered from their possession.
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