Making Omicron scare in India more haunting, Maharashtra is under high alert after 109 of 295 foreign returnees went missing in the Thane district of the state. The Omicron cases rose to 10 after two fully vaccinated persons tested positive for the new strain last night.
“Mobile phones of some of these people were switched off while many of the last given addresses were found to be locked,” said Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation chief Vijay Suryavanshi.
“Returnees from all ‘at-risk’ nations have to undergo 7-day home quarantine, and a COVID-19 test will be conducted on the eighth day. Even if it is negative, they will have to undergo another 7-day home quarantine and it would be the duty of housing society members to ensure the norm is not violated. Marriages, gatherings etc are being watched to curb violations,” added Suryavanshi.