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Omicron variant stronger than Delta says Govt, warns states and UT’s

Three times more transmissible than Delta


On Tuesday, the center asked state governments and also the administrations of Union territories to increase surveillance, saying that the Omicron variant is three times stronger than the Delta.


The variant is responsible for the surge of the COVID-19 infection across Europe and other countries which has now infected 200 people over a period of fewer than three weeks causing the government concern which has led to the shutdown.


The surge in cases across Europe will push up the health systems, the World Health Organization’s top official in the content has warned.


On Tuesday, Spain reported a total of 48,823 new daily infections. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is meeting regional leaders to discuss implementing new restrictions.


According to the latest EU figures, Europe has already seen more than 89 million cases and 1.5 million Covid related deaths.


Also, the bulk of Omicron cases is seen in Delhi and Maharashtra with the western state detecting 11 cases on Tuesday, which took the tally in the state to 65. Whereas, Delhi has recorded 54 Omicron cases so far.


Keeping in mind the higher transmissibility of Omicron, States/UT’s will impose restrictions and can take containment measures and restrictions even before these thresholds are reached.


India, which has vaccinated about 88 percent of its eligible population against Covid-19, is now urging citizens to get their second dose as well as take preventive steps for themselves and their families as soon as possible.


The variant was first detected in Southern African nations in November. The transmission rate is higher compared to the previous variants but the experts are trying to understand if the variant's severity is lesser than its predecessors.


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