Omicron Variant India News Update: The Union Department of Health on Thursday confirmed that the first two cases of Omicron variation in India have been found in Karnataka. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has held a meeting with States and Union Territories officials to review COVID-19 testing methods and security measures at international airports. Strict guidelines came into effect on December 1 as the Department of Aviation now required all international travelers to submit a 14-day travel history, a negative RT-PCR report on the Air Suvidha website and a verification announcement of a COVID-19 test report.
Corona Omicron Variant News Update: Highlights
- Two Omicron variant cases were found in India
- Both Omicron’s cases are from Karnataka
- A doctor with no travel history and a South African returnee
- One is a 46-year-old Indian doctor, the other a 66-year-old South African man
- Till now more than 3000 passengers have arrived in India from Omicron affected countries
- Total 373 Omicron infected diagnosed in 29 nations
- Government postpones resumption of international flights
- True devotion has the power to demolish sin and so the suffering
Two People Infected With Omicron Found in India, Karnataka
Two men in Karnataka have been diagnosed with Omicron, a variant of coronavirus, the union health department said Thursday. They are India’s first cases of a new variant of concern. A 46-year-old doctor at a private hospital in Bengaluru with no history of travel and a 66-year-old South African, who returned home last week, have been identified as the first two cases of the new Sars-Cov-2 variant, Omicron in India. Both cases were reported in Karnataka.
Omicron Variant India: People Were Contacted by Two People In Karnataka
About five people were contacted by the doctor who tested positive for Covid-19 and were kept in a private hospital in Bengaluru. Their samples were sent to a genetic sequence and their report came positive, state officials said Thursday. 218 were contacted by doctors, with two primary contacts and three secondary contacts and all 5 were tested positive, officials said. None of the 264 in contact with the South African came positive.
Department of Health and Family Welfare Confirms Two Cases
“Two Omicron cases have been found with it: a 66-year-old man, and a 46-year-old man. We received the results last night,” Lav Agarwal, a joint secretary of the Department of Health and Family Welfare, told reporters. “All primary and secondary contacts have been identified and isolated.” Verification came after the return of genetic results from a laboratory under INSACOG. Although Agarwal declined to divulge further details about the two incidents, it was found that both men had gone to South Africa where a separate variant of concern (VOC) was first identified.
A Member at Niti Aayog Says Testing Systems Exist
“The discovery of Omicron shows that testing systems exist, and systems work well. As for the clinical outcomes or the complexity of the variance, it is still under consideration,” said Vinod Paul, a (health) member at NITI Aayog.
WHO Finds Increased Risk of Re-Infection With New Variant
The World Health Organization (WHO) called Omicron the VOC last Friday, and the UN health body suggested that the first evidence found an increased risk of re-infection with this variant, compared to other worrying alternatives.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General cautioned all nations to take “rational, proportional risk-reduction measures, in keeping with the International Health Regulations. Blanket travel bans will not prevent the international spread of Omicron, and they place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods”
Omicron Covid-19 Virus Has Upto 30 Mutations
The new variant is known to be highly variable, with up to 30 mutations observed in the spike protein. The number of people diagnosed with the Omicron Covid-19 virus has grown rapidly around the world since its first discovery in South Africa. Total 373 Omicron infected diagnosed in 29 nations.
46 Cases Were Reported in South Africa Per One Million Population
Despite the threat of Omicron, South Africa still has fewer coronavirus cases in terms of population than Britain and America. According to research by Oxford University, 46 cases have been reported in South Africa for every million a population.
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At the same time, 628 cases have been reported in Britain and 246 in America for a population of one million. Coronavirus cases have increased in South Africa but are still low. There have been 172 cases of Omicron in South Africa and very mild symptoms have been seen in patients with the new variant of concern (VOC).
International Trade Flights Resumption Delayed
India was due to restart scheduled international trade flights on December 15, but on Wednesday rejected the plan and said a restart date would be announced later. Till now more than 3000 passengers have arrived in India from Omicron affected countries.
Omicron Variant News Update: Current Status of Covid-19 in India
After battling a record outbreak of disease and death in April and May, cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) have dropped dramatically in India, with Delta variants being the dominant species. On Thursday, the country recorded 9,765 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 34.61 million. 477 people lost their lives in the last 24 hours due to coronavirus infection. The active caseload remained below the 1 lakh mark and now stands at 99,763. Total 4,69,724 number of Covid-19 infected have lost lives till date in India.
True Devotion Has the Power to Demolish All Sinful Deeds
The whole world has a lot of hope with Vaccination as a viable solution to fight against Covid-19 variations. The readers know that the compassionate call of devotees is very well heard by the Supreme Almighty. True devotion has the power to demolish the heap of sin and so the sufferings. Read the sacred book “Way of Living” of Enlightened Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj.