As per the latest genome sequencing data of community samples, 74.5 per cent (pc) were found to be of the Delta variant and the rest Omicron.
Omicron Surge: 5 to 10 percent of active cases needed hospitalisation so far, the situation may change rapidly: Centre
The rise, it appears, is being driven by "Omicron" and the continued presence of "Delta." In this context, augmenting human resources, particularly Health Care Workers assumes importance.
Variant of Concern: India not to resume regular international flight services on December 15, says DGCA
The revised date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services will be notified in due course, said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
Omicron scare: WHO against blanket travel bans; asks countries to apply a multi-layered risk mitigation approach
All measures should be commensurate with the risk, time-limited and applied with respect to travellers’ dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms.
What is it about the omicron variant that has led the WHO to be so concerned with such little data to go on – and are their warnings justified that this variant is the “most worrying we have seen”?