India finds 11 Omicron subvariants of COVID-19 in international travellers

Passengers wait with their luggage at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India detected a total of 11 variants of COVID-19 in international travellers who arrived in the country during Dec. 24 to Jan. 3, health ministry sources said on Thursday.

Of the 19,227 passengers who were tested for COVID-19 during the period, 124 were found positive, the sources said.

(This story has been corrected to fix the headline and lede to clarify that all COVID-19 variants are not "new")

(Reporting by Sarita Chaganti Singh in New Delhi, writing by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; editing by Sudipto Ganguly)