In view of reporting cases of Covid l9 variant 8.1.1529 (Omicron) in Botswana (3 cases), South Africa (6 cases) and Hong Kong (l case), which has a significantly high number of mutations has raised serious Public Health implications. It is therefore imperative that all international travelers traveling from and transiting through Botswana. South Africa & Hong Kong and also including all other ‘at risk’ countries indicated should be subjected to rigorous screening & testing as per guidelines.
INSACOG | Department of Biotechnology
Genome Sequencing Guidelines(Kannada)