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Omicron arrives in India, detected in man with no travel

1st two cases found in the southern state of Karnataka

A man takes coronavirus test in Mumbai. India's first two cases of the omicron variant have been detected in Karnataka state, about 650 km south of Mumbai.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- India reported its first two cases of omicron variant, health officials said on Thursday, with a medical doctor with no travel history testing positive as well as a South African national who left the country after testing negative.

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