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South Africa-returnee from Dombivli tests positive for Covid-19

Updated on: 29 November,2021 12:18 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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An official with the Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation has said the person's samples will be sent for genome sequencing to ascertain whether he has been infected with the new variant

South Africa-returnee from Dombivli tests positive for Covid-19

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A person, who returned from South Africa to Dombivli, tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, said the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC).


Dr Pratibha Panpatil, health officer, KDMC, said, "A person, who returned from South Africa, has been tested positive for Covid-19. His samples will be sent for genome sequencing to ascertain whether he has been infected with new variant Omicron."



Dr Panpatil further added, "He had travelled from South Africa to Mumbai via Delhi. He has been quarantined at Municipal Corporation's isolation room. Meanwhile, his brother has tested negative, and other family members samples will be collected on Monday."


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