Omicron Covid-19: Dr Angelique Coetzee, who first identified the new variant, said India will see a surge in the cases, but hopefully the majority of the cases will be as mild as in South Africa.
India's Covid tally rose to 3,47,79,815 with 7,189 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, while the active cases have declined to 77,032, according to the data updated at 8 am.
US Visa applicants applying for a range of visas will now be exempted from in-person interviews as the US department of state has issued fresh guidelines owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and rising Omicron Cases.
A senior doctor at Delhi's LNJP said around 90 per cent of the Covid-19 Omicron patients are "asymptotic" and the rest showed mild symptoms like "sore throat, low-grade fever and body ache".
As the Omicron is on the rise, 122 new cases of the contagious variant of Covid-19 were recorded in the last 24 hours, the highest rise ever. On the other hand, active coronavirus cases in the country declined to 77,516.
Uttar Pradesh is one among seven other states that have their Assembly elections due in 2022. However, the Allahabad HC has urged the ECI to delay the polls in the wake of the Omicron surge.
Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of 88 cases of the Omicron variant, followed by Delhi with 67, Telangana 38, Tamil Nadu 34, Karnataka 31 and Gujarat 30.
As more and more cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 infections are being recorded all over India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a review meeting with the concerned authorities.
Omicron Update India: Maharashtra has recorded the maximum 65 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus followed by Delhi at 64, Telangana 24, Karnataka 19, Rajasthan 21 and Kerala 15.
State governments have announced covid-19 guidelines for travellers from ‘at risk’ countries in an attempt to curb the super spread of the Omicron variant.
As Omicron cases in India continue to increase, let's have a look at the all time Covid-19 hotspots of the country - Delhi and Mumbai.
T K Anil Kumar said the primary and secondary contacts should be identified within 24 hours of reporting of COVID positive case.
Popular TV celebs, Aly Goni, Nishant Malkhani, Vijayendra Kumeria and others reveal what their plans for the holiday season are amidst the rise of the Omicron cases.
Omicron Update India: Delhi has recorded the highest cases of Covid-19 Omicron virus infection with 57 being recorded so far. On the other hand, the active cases of coronavirus in India continue to decline at 78,190.
Since the Omicron variant of Coronavirus is spreading much faster and is not impacting the patients much, doctors believe that this might act as a natural vaccine against Covid-19.
As the Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads faster than its predecessor delta, the government is on its toes. In a recent Covid-19 advisory by the health ministry, states were asked to prepare themselves with a list of measures provided. Is the third wave coming?
"We would like to know if these are cases of old variants or the new Omicron variant. Hence, all samples which test positive will be sent for genome sequencing," Arvind Kejriwal said in an online briefing.
Out of the two more people who have tested positive for Omicron variant of Covid-19, one has come from UK, while the other from Ghana, aged 47 and 22 respectively, a source said.
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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