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India is wary of Omicron’s violence

The Omicron situation in India is getting worse day by day. In the last one day, Omicron has been identified in the bodies of 415 people in the country. Maharashtra has been the most affected. Even in Mumbai, Delhi, Gujarat, the number of Omicron victims is increasing. In such a situation, the local administration has imposed various restrictions including night curfew in several states. In addition to the mandatory quarantine in Maharashtra, local elections have been postponed in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

Different countries of the world are affected by the new type of corona. In India too, new records are being set every day. In the last 24 hours, 415 people have been infected with Omicron. Of these, more than a hundred have been identified in Maharashtra. In addition to the capital New Delhi, at least 18 states, including Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat, have seen a sharp rise in the number of omicron cases.

Authorities have already imposed various restrictions, including night curfews, in various provinces, fearing that the number could rise further in the run-up to Christmas. For the next seven days, the Mumbai administration has banned any kind of public gathering from 9pm to 6am. Hundreds of people can’t even attend a wedding in the city. Authorities have ordered at least seven days of mandatory quarantine for passengers returning to Dubai from entering Mumbai. In addition, passengers must show a corona negative certificate, including two doses of vaccine. The state high courts have even postponed local elections in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, calling the Omicron situation a matter of concern.

Meanwhile, the central government has already sent delegations of health officials to 10 states, including Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, to inspect the Omicron situation. Besides, the Modi government has decided to give a booster dose of corona to stop Omicron.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting with health officials on Thursday. During the meeting, he emphasized on development of health infrastructure, corona testing, strengthening immunization activities as well as imposition of restrictions.

Authorities imposed a night curfew in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Even in this situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat in an emergency meeting with health officials on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a UK research institute says that while the rate of omicron infection continues to rise, the risk of hospitalization for patients is 50 to 60 per cent lower than in Delta.Patients with Omicron have a 50 to 60 percent lower risk of hospitalization than other types of deltas. The new data comes from a study by the UK’s state-run Health Security Agency.

The study found that Omicron sufferers had a 45 percent lower risk of emergency admission and a 70 percent lower risk of hospitalization than Delta. A day earlier, the risk was 40 to 45 percent lower than in Delta, according to a study published by Imperial College London.



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