3 African students test COVID positive in Assam

Three African students of Assam’s Dibrugarh University have tested positive for COVID-19, and their samples have been sent for whole genome sequencing, officials said on Wednesday.

Two samples tested positive for the Omicron strain in a kit developed by the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), NE of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in Dibrugarh, while the third result is awaited.

“After the samples tested Omicron positive in our kit on Tuesday, we then carried out ‘targeted sequencing’, which confirmed the test results,” an ICMR source told a news agency.

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