Omicron variant detected in India, two positive cases in Karnataka

Two people from Karnataka tested positive for the Omicron variant of coronavirus, the Union health ministry informed on Thursday. These are the first cases of the fast-spreading cases to be reported in India."Two cases of Omicron variant have been reported in the country so far.

Both cases are from Karnataka," Lav Agarwal, joint secretary, Union health ministry, said at a press briefing today. "All primary contacts and secondary contacts of both the cases have been traced and are being tested," Agarwal further said.