COVID-19 India: A Vadodara woman came from America and was infected by BF.7.
COVID-19 in India: BF.7 is a sub-variant of Omicron’s variant BA.5 and it is highly contagious. This BF.7 subvariant is being held responsible for the current wave of coronavirus being seen in many cities in China.
Omicron’s sub-variant BF.7 is believed to be responsible for the latest wave of coronavirus in China. (Photo-AFP)
New Delhi. Omicron’s sub-variant BF.7 (Omicron BF.7), believed to be responsible for the latest wave of coronavirus in China, has raised concerns in India. So far 3 patients of this highly contagious sub-variant have been reported across the country. Two of these cases are in Gujarat, while one patient has been found in Odisha.
According to news agency ANI, a woman who came to Vadodara from America was found infected with Omicron’s sub-variant BF.7 on 18 November. Giving this information, the Municipal Commissioner of Vadodara, Banchhanidhi Pani said that the woman got cured in home isolation and her condition is now normal. He said, ‘There is no need to panic. Things are under control.
BF.7 is a subvariant of Omicron’s variant BA.5 and is highly infectious. Its ‘incubation’ period is short. It has a high potential to re-infect or infects even those people who have had corona vaccination.
After a meeting with the Health Minister, Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog said, “People should wear masks in crowded areas. Those who are suffering from other diseases and are of old age, they should especially follow it.
According to official sources, various cities in China are currently in the grip of the highly infectious variant Omicron of Covid and mostly BF.7, which is the main variant of the coronavirus spreading in Beijing. Due to this, cases of virus infection have increased in China. Its cases have been reported in many countries including the US, UK, and European countries like Belgium, Germany, France, and Denmark.