A doctor in Dibrugarh district of Assam has been infected by both ‘alpha’ and ‘delta’ variants of Covid-19.

According to experts, it is the first such case in the country.

Experts of Dibrugarh’s Lahowal based Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) told reporters that the woman doctor was fully vaccinated and she had tested positive a month after taking the second dose.

The female doctor has mild symptoms and did not require hospitalization, sources said.

“This is perhaps the first such case in India. We are in the process of reporting and documenting the case,” Deccan Herald quoted Biswajyoti Barkakoty of ICMR-RMRC as saying.

According to physicians, the double infection could be due to the contraction of the virus from two persons infected with the two variants.

Her husband was also infected with ‘alpha’ variant of Covid-19.

As per reports, such a case was first reported in Britain in March last year and another in Brazil.


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