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India has developed a kit that can detect the Omicron variant in two hours.

According to local media on , the Indian Council of Medical Research has developed a testing kit that can detect the Omicron (B.1.1.529) of the in as little as two , allowing it to be eradicated.

A of from the regional medical research for the northeast region worked together to the testing kit.

“This is significant because, at the moment, targeted sequencing takes at least 36 hours and whole-genome sequencing takes at least four to five days to detect the variant,” Dr. Biswajyoti Borkakoty was quoted as saying.

According to him, internal validation has demonstrated that the tests are “100 accurate.”

The kit has been developed at a when Omicron cases have been reported in a number of states throughout the country.

On Sunday, reported three new cases of the Omicron variant, bringing the country’s total number of cases of the new variant to 36 so far. The three cases were reported in the Indian states of Chandigarh, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka, respectively.

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