Mumbai now has 1,06,037 active cases as 6,003 patients were discharged during the day.
“Symptomatic patients are advised to strictly go for home isolation for seven days while those who are asymptomatic need to complete five-day home isolation. Their condition will be monitored by the health workers,” the deputy CM said.
The minister said authorities have devised different levels of restrictions and alerts under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) keeping in view the severity of infections caused by the Delta variant of coronavirus.
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Talking to reporters at her office in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters, Pednekar suggested that citizens wear triple-layer masks while travelling in public buses and local trains.
This is the second time that the Delhi BJP leader, Manoj Tiwari, has tested positive for the coronavirus. He was also infected with the virus during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Drugs Controller General of India granted emergency use authorisation to indigenously-developed Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for children above 12 years with certain conditions on December 24.
India has recorded 1,525 Omicron cases to date, according to the data by Union Health Ministry.
Pawar's warning came a day after Maharashtra reported 8,067 fresh coronavirus positive cases, as much as 50 per cent more than Thursday.
An increase of 8,959 cases was recorded in the active COVID-19 tally in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.34 per cent. It has remained below two per cent for 88 days now.
According to Union health ministry data updated on Thursday, India recorded the highest daily rise of 180 Omicron cases, taking the total tally of such infections in the country to 961.
Pointing out that England and world over several countries were shifting the treatment protocols asking the asymptomatic persons to undergo treatment at home, the Minister said the state too apart from following the guidelines would closely monitor the cases.
Satyendar Jain, the health minister of Delhi said that international travellers who tested negative at the airport tested positive afterwards and due to this, Omicron spread in India.
West Bengal on Sunday reported an all-time high of 24,287 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, the highest since the first wave of infections in 2020.
Shahid Kapoor's 'Jersey,' which was slated for a release on December 31, has been postponed amid rising Covid-19 cases.
Public transport is also affected in Delhi as Metro and buses have been instructed to operate at 50% capacity. Yellow alert has been sounded in the city under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).
The state recorded 82 new COVID-19 cases taking the cumulative figure to 20,76,492, while the toll rose to 14,490 with one more fatality.
Rising number of cases due to the Omicron variant of coronavirus has led the Karnataka government to impose a night curfew for 10 days from December 28. The timings will be from 10 PM to 5 AM.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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