ANALYSING FEAR AND SPECULATION OVER THE OMICRON VARIANT
The Daily Guardian|December 01, 2021
The fear of Omicron, the new coronavirus mutation hitting our shores bas raised a high level of anxiety amongst Indians. The predominant fear of course is a repeat of the horrors of the second wave.
PRIYA SAHGAL

Are we ready for another lockdown? The fear of Omicron, the new coronavirus mutation hitting our shores has raised a high level of anxiety amongst Indians. The predominant fear of course is a repeat of the horrors of the second wave. Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has already asked the Prime Minister to stop all international flights from the affected countries. Kejriwal points out that a South African returnee has already landed in Chandigarh and tested positive for Covid-19. He has also infected his domestic and a family member. The genome sequencing is being done to figure out which strain of Covid-19 this is, and for now, the Union Health Minister has stated that there is no case of Omicron in India as yet.

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