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10 South African Nationals goes Missing; Karnataka CM chairs urgent meeting

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One of the two men who tested positive for Omicron in Karnataka has escaped after managing to present a Covid negative certificate from a private. The state government is also trying to track down ten more South African Nationals who reportedly went missing from the Airport.

After the detection of India’s first two cases of Omicron infection in Karnataka’s capital, Bengaluru, the State Health Department is now in action as they are worried about the ten South African Nationals who have gone untraceable. The state’s health department is on a high alert and is leaving no stones unturned to locate these people and get them tested. 

Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashok, after a high-level meeting on the infection, said “We are trying to track all the 10 people by tonight who have reportedly gone missing. These people should be tracked and tested. Travelers will not be allowed to leave the airport until their report is out.” A 66-year old South African National who was found to be infected with Omicron fled, the minister mentioned. The revenue minister also said that all the 57 people who arrived around the same time will also be tested despite them producing negative RT-PCR tests on arrival at the airport. The reason for all the 10 people who have gone missing have switched off their phones, making them untraceable. 

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai held a meeting with the experts and senior officials of various departments of the state. Before the crucial meet, Bommai added that all the detailed SOPs and necessary guidelines will soon be issued after the meeting and we have a comprehensive plan. He also mentioned that once all the details from the lab are out, the government will start contact tracing all the people. Additionally, as a precautionary measure, the state government has also put a ban on all the events and functions in Educational Institutes.

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