COVID Omicron cases: Kerala gears up to contain spread of virus

Dec 02, 2021

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Dec 02 (ANI): As two COVID Omicron cases have been identified in the country, Kerala geared up to contain the spread of the virus. “We have taken all possible steps in context of Omicron as per Union Government’s guidelines. RT-PCR tests are done at airports. Travellers who are coming from “high-risk” countries have to take RT-PCR test on arrival. Travellers also have to undergo 7-day quarantine and on eighth day they have to take RT-PCR test again following which they have to be in self-observation,” said Veena George, Kerala Health Minister. She further said, “2 per cent of passengers coming from “non-high-risk” countries would be chosen for RT-PCR test and be in self-observation for 14 days. Genomic surveillance is on, we are vigilant and have taken all probable steps.”