No Omicron cases in India: Health Minister tells Parliament
Mandaviya assured that the government has learned a lot during the pandemic and is capable of managing any situation. He highlighted the need for strict compliance with the government advisory on Omicron.
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There is widespread fear that the Omicron variant may be more transmissible and dangerous. The variant was first reported by South Africa and has been detected in at least 16 countries. Concerns have been raised in India as it gears up to resume international flights starting December 15. Many cautioned lifting of travel restrictions might cause the variant to spread faster.
Details Screening, genome sequencing ramped-up: Mandaviya
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