The Ministry of Health and Population on Dec 6 informed of two cases of Covid-19 infections with the ‘Omicron’ variant in Nepal.

The new variant of the infectious virus was imported by a 66-year-old foreign national who in turn transmitted it to a 71-year-old who was accompanying him to Nepal. Both were fully vaccinated and had entered Nepal with PCR-negative reports. Reportedly, both of them are in isolation even though neither shows severe symptoms.