No Case Of New Omicron Variant In India Yet: Official
Millennium Post Delhi|November 30, 2021
Countries start shutting down borders; ‘Omicron shows need for global accord on pandemics’

NEW DELHI: No case of the new Omicron variant of Coronavirus has been detected in India yet, a senior government official said on Monday.

The B.1.1.529 Covid variant or Omicron, first detected in South Africa last week, was designated by the World Health Organisation as a ‘variant of concern’, the health body’s top category for worrying Coronavirus variants.

A senior official said no case of the new Omicron variant of Coronavirus has been detected in India yet and Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortia INSACOG is closely monitoring the situation and expediting the results of genomic analysis of positive samples of international travelers.

Meanwhile, with 8,309 people testing positive for the infection in a day, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,45,80,832, while the active cases have declined to 1,03,859, the lowest in 544 days, according to the Union Health ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll has climbed to 4,68,790 with 236 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 123 crore on Monday, the ministry added. On Monday, more than 70 lakh (70,85,126) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm.

Amid the mounting concerns over the potentially more contagious variant Omicron spreading to many countries, the Centre on Sunday introduced stricter guidelines for people travelling from or transiting through ‘at-risk’ countries and issued a slew of directions to the states for ramping up testing-surveillance measures and health facilities.

It also decided to review the resumption of international flights. Every international passenger coming to India has to fill a self-declaration form and show a negative RT-PCR test report. They can’t enter India if any of these two conditions are not fulfilled.

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