The state, however, hasn’t till now reported any case of Omicron variant, as the reports of the some Covid samples sent for genome sequencing are yet to be received.
The Dutch government announced a nationwide lockdown starting on December 19 closing all non-essential establishments.
The first Omicron case in Telangana was detected on December 15 and the number has shot up to 20 by December 18.
This spike has helped Telangana narrow the gap between the State and national average of second dose.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been presented with a number of options under Plan C, ranging from "mild guidance to nudge people, right through to lockdown".
Europe is currently battling to rein in the spread of the highly mutated Omicron variant of the coronavirus, believed to be much more infectious.
Apart from this, the Health Department has identified seven corporate hospitals and placed them under strict vigilance as they see high rates of medical tourism.
The Union Health Ministry instructed the states to schedule and conduct mock drills of all installed and commissioned PSA plants to ensure that they are in fully operational status.
New GGH has 90 beds with ventilators, 210 O2 beds, efforts on to add 300 more
The health authorities warned of stern action against the international travellers if they do not cooperate and if their phones are switched off.
The lack of competencies has reached an extent that students who graduated in the COVID years are struggling to get placed due to the learning gap that cannot be filled, said a lecturer.