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First case of Omicron detected in Delhi

The total number of the Omicron cases in India are 5 in total.

The recent news about the first 2 Omicron cases detected in Karnataka made health experts and the government alert. The testing and monitoring efforts increased significantly after the announcement of the Omicron variant. Also, the domestic and international tourism norms are being revised to keep the spread of the new Covid-19 variant contained.

Today, the first case of the Omicron variant was detected in the capital city of Delhi. This was detected in the Indian national who traveled from Tanzania who was detected positive for the new omicron variant. The total number of cases in India is now 5. These include 1 case in Gujarat, 1 in Maharashtra, 1 in Delhi, and 2 in Karnataka.

The vaccination efforts have also increased where all people are being called upon to get vaccinated as soon as possible. However, there is still no clarity on whether the current variant is fatal or not. International tourism is most likely to be halted due to the detection of new cases. In the coming weeks, the government is most likely to provide more details on whether there will be another lockdown.

Following is the news article from the ‘Indian Express’ reporting about the new Omicron case that was detected in Delhi.

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/omicron-covid-variant-live-updates-karnataka-guidelines-7656873/

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