11 omicron subvariants were detected during screening of international travelers;
Eleven omicron subtypes were detected during testing of international travelers between December 24 and January 3, and all these variants were reported earlier in India, official sources said on Thursday.
Of the 19,227 international travelers tested during the period, 124 were found to be Covid positive, all of whom were quarantined, they said.
Of the 124 positive samples, 40 gene sequencing results were obtained, including XBB, XBB.1, XBB in 14 samples and BF 7.4.1 in one sample.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has urged the citizens not to panic unnecessarily, be vigilant and follow the orders issued by the government.