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Omicron scare: Health dept in Madhya Pradesh city trying to trace 100 foreign returnees

Search for 100 foreign returnees is on so that their samples can be collected and tested.

So far 50 foreign returnees have been traced in the city, their samples tested reports showing no Covid-19 infection, authorities said

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The health department in Madhya Pradesh's Indore is looking for 100 people who returned to the city from foreign countries over the past one month as concerns mount over the potentially more contagious new Omicron variant.

The health department in Madhya Pradesh's Indore is looking for 100 people who returned to the city from foreign countries over the past one month as concerns mount over the potentially more contagious new Omicron variant.

"So far, we have traced 50 people, out of about 150 who have returned home in Indore from abroad during last one month. Samples of the 50 traced persons were tested and none of them were found to be infected with Covid-19," Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr B S Saitya said on Wednesday.

"So far, we have traced 50 people, out of about 150 who have returned home in Indore from abroad during last one month. Samples of the 50 traced persons were tested and none of them were found to be infected with Covid-19," Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr B S Saitya said on Wednesday.

"However, we are searching for the remaining 100 people so that their samples can also be collected and tested," he added.

"However, we are searching for the remaining 100 people so that their samples can also be collected and tested," he added.

Meanwhile, Indore collector Manish Singh asked the industries and business establishments in the district to ensure that all their employees full vaccinated within the stipulated period. Failure to comply would to an FIR being registered against the employers concerned under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.

Meanwhile, Indore collector Manish Singh asked the industries and business establishments in the district to ensure that all their employees full vaccinated within the stipulated period. Failure to comply would to an FIR being registered against the employers concerned under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.

Singh said the district administration is currently sealing such establishments, where the employees have not received a second dose of the vaccine in the stipulated time limit.

Singh said the district administration is currently sealing such establishments, where the employees have not received a second dose of the vaccine in the stipulated time limit.

"If this situation does not improve, we will also file an FIR against the employers concerned," he said.

"If this situation does not improve, we will also file an FIR against the employers concerned," he said.

According to officials, 30.82 lakh eligible people in Indore have received their first dose of the vaccine while 24.87 lakh of them have been administered both the jabs. Officials said that about 3.25 lakh people in the district have not turned up for the second dose even after the time limit elapsed.

According to officials, 30.82 lakh eligible people in Indore have received their first dose of the vaccine while 24.87 lakh of them have been administered both the jabs. Officials said that about 3.25 lakh people in the district have not turned up for the second dose even after the time limit elapsed.

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