Omicron spreading in community: TN Minister

28 December 2021, 5:55 pm
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Tamilnadu Health Minister M Subramanian has said the Covid-19 cluster at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai shows that the Omicron variant is spreading in the community.

Speaking to the media, he said the situation has changed from when it was only international travellers who tested positive.

Tamilnadu has requested the Centre to grant the State permission, as a special case, to announce Omicron confirmed cases rather than wait for reports from the National Institute of Virology, owing to its expertise in whole-genome sequencing.