Will PCR Test Identify The Omicron Variant Of Coronavirus Or What?

During the second wave of covid in India, the Delta variant caused a lot of destruction and now the world as well as India is under threat of Omicron. In such a situation, the question arises that, which is such a test, in which Omicron can be identified. So, the answer is “PCR test”. Yes! On Sunday, the WHO said that it can be detected by PCR test. But, it is also being studied whether it has an effect on other tests as well.

According to the World Health Organization, the PCR test takes place in India. Also, it is being used in most countries around the world. But, studies are being done whether it has any effect on other tests including rapid antigen detection test other than PCR or not. The first case of Omicron was found in South Africa on 24 November 2021. Apart from South Africa, it has also been found in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong and Israel.

WHO said that Omicron is worrying

Let us tell you that this variant has been described by the World Health Organization as worrying. The Delta variant was also declared as Variant of Concern (VoC) by WHO and now Omicron has also been declared as Variant of Concern (VoC). So far 32 mutations have been observed in this variant. Earlier, the highest number of 7 mutations were detected in the lambda variant. This is the most dangerous variant of Corona ever.


South Africa is most affected by Omicron

South Africa is most affected by this variant, due to which most countries have banned travel to South Africa. However, the President of South Africa has condemned this. At the same time, WHO has said that, it is not yet clear whether Omicron can spread easily from one person to another or not? But, to prevent this, you must take care of masks, sanitizers and social distance.