Thirteen of the almost 300 international travellers who arrived in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, gave the administration incorrect contact information, according to the district’s top medical officer, who added that efforts are on to trace them.
Meerut’s Chief Medical Officer, Akhilesh Mohan, claimed that officials have been dispatched to their homes to identify them and conduct testing. If these houses are not found, information will be handed to the local intelligence unit to assist in their search, according to the official.
“Thirteen of the 297 foreign returnees provided the authorities with incorrect phone numbers and addresses. LIU (Local Intelligence Unit) has been tasked with tracking down their whereabouts using the information they provided to us “According to news agency ANI, Meerut CMO Dr Akhilesh Mohan said.
Dr. Mohan went on to say that seven of the 297 passengers had returned from South Africa, which was the first country to report the Omicron variant, which has led many countries, including India, to change their travel policies. However, the doctor did not say whether any of the missing travellers were from ‘at risk’ countries.
Several tales have surfaced of foreign nationals being untraceable after arriving in India.
State officials in Karnataka are attempting to locate ten more people who purportedly went missing from the airport. A 66-year-old South African national who was determined to be Omicron-infected is also being sought by the southern state.
Despite demands from parliamentarians, India reported its first two instances of the Omicron coronavirus type on Thursday. However, the administration said it had no immediate plans to authorise supplementary vaccine injections.