State Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar will meet with deans and medical superintendents of government medical colleges today to work out the way ahead. Several clusters of students testing positive have been reported from the state.
Bommai confirmed to reporters in Delhi that the centre has found Omicron infection in two samples after they were tested in the National Centre for Biological Sciences. A detailed report would come soon, the Chief Minister said.
The Chief Minister is also exploring the possibility of giving booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to health workers.
One of the two patients is a 46-year-old fully vaccinated doctor from Bengaluru, who had no travel history and developed symptoms of fever and body ache on November 21.
The other confirmed Omicron patient is a 66-year-old South African national who came to India with a negative Covid report. The 66-year-old man arrived in the country on November 20 and left for Dubai on a flight seven days later, official records showed on Thursday.
With inputs from NDTV