India says Omron appears in trials, advises states to expedite investigation

India’s Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday said the omicron variant appears on RT-PCR and RAT test, and advised the country’s states to expedite diagnosis for early detection.

All samples that have tested positive for COVID-19 are to be sent for genome sequencing “immediately”, Bhushan said in a meeting with state and union territory representatives to review the version.

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