A 26-year-old resident of Patna’s Kidwaipuri locality has tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar had already warned that third wave has started in Bihar.

Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that Omicron infection has started in the state and has asked people to be careful and follow Covid-19 norms.

He had visited the national capital last week to meet a relative, who came from abroad, said officials. He is presently under home isolation and the area has been declared a containment zone.

Bihar has witnessed a rising trend in the cases in the last two to three days.

Nitish Kumar had ruled out the probability of bringing in restrictive measures in the state. Meanwhile, the Bihar government on Tuesday ordered to close parks including the Jaivik Udyaan from December 31 to January 2.