Highlights of the Omicron variant: Omicron more transferable than Delta, but less severe
Omicron Variant Latest News Updates: Two fully vaccinated people who returned from abroad last month tested positive for the new Covid-19 Omicron variant in Mumbai on Monday, the first cases of the variant found in the metropolis, which is India’s total number of new ones Coronavirus variant increased to 23.
Initial signs suggest that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is more transmissible than the Delta variant currently prevalent in the UK, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his cabinet ministers on Tuesday.
Johnson’s official spokesman for Number 10 Downing Street told reporters in a report on the cabinet meeting that Johnson reiterated that it was too early to draw conclusions about the broader effects of the new variant, which would depend on whether it causes serious illness .
With Omicron, the new variant of SARS-CoV2, the third wave of coronavirus could peak by February, with cases in the country likely to reach up to 1-1.5 lakh per day but will be milder than the second wave . Manindra Agarwal, IIT scientist involved in the mathematical projection of the trajectory of COVID-19, said.
Several states stepped up vaccination, surveillance and containment efforts when India discovered over 20 cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. In view of growing concerns about the new variant, a parliamentary committee has recommended evaluating the effectiveness of Covid vaccines and critically addressing concerns about the new strain developing an Immunescape mechanism.
With the country registering over 20 cases of Omicron in just three days while genome testing multiple COVID-19 positive samples, up to 50 percent of people want the central government to suspend all Vande Bharat flights from countries where 20 or more Omicron Cases have been identified according to a survey.
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