Coronavirus India Latest Updates: India's Omicron Tally Crosses 100; Avoid Non-Essential Travel: ICMR
Need To Ensure India Doesn't See Europe-Like Spread, Says NITI Aayog
A new phase of the Covid-19 pandemic is being experienced in Europe with a steep rise in cases, VK Paul, Member-Health, Niti Aayog said on the omicron threat.
"We need to ensure the India doesn’t see such kind of spread currently being witnessed in Europe. Need to also prepare ourselves to face such situation effectively," he added.
24 Districts Reporting More Than 5% Positivity Rate, Says ICMR DG
Districts with more than 5% test positivity rate need to ensure local restrictive measure, says ICMR DG Dr. Balram Bhargava.
Restrictive measure should be in place in the districts until the positivity rate comes below 5% for at least two weeks, he added.
There are about 24 districts reporting over 5% positivity rate.
Omicron Spread 'Worrying'; Time To Avoid Non-Essential Travel, Says ICMR DG
The spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus is worrying, ICMR DG Dr. Balram Bhargava said.
"Time to avoid non-essential travel and mass gatherings, while focusing on low-intensity festivities," he said.
India's Omicron Tally Crosses 100
India's total tally of omicron variant of the coronavirus has reached 101, with Maharashtra contributing the most at 32 cases.
The 101 cases are spread across 11 states, Joint Secretary at Ministry of Health Lav Agarwal said. Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have all reported cases, Agarwal said.
10 More Test Positive For Omicron In Delhi
Delhi reported ten new cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus on Friday. The state's tally currently stands at 20, the health department said.
Four new cases were reported in the city on Thursday. With this the total Omicron cases in India rose to 89.