Coronavirus Omicron India Live Updates: 85% of adults vaccinated with at least 1 dose, according to the Ministry of Health; IMA warns of ‘massive’ third wave

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The number of active cases in India currently stands at 95,014, the lowest in 554 days. (Image source: Reuters)

Coronavirus Vaccine Registration, Omicron Coronavirus Variants Cases In India Live: India has reported 6,822 new cases of coronavirus and 220 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to data shared by the Ministry of Health. The country’s number of active cases currently stands at 95,014, the lowest in 554 days.

Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation chief Vijay Suryavanshi said on Monday that out of 295 recent returnees in Thane district, 100 were nowhere to be found. He said some of those people’s cell phones were turned off while many of the last addresses given were locked, PTI news agency reported. Considering the increase in Omicron cases in India, this is a worrying situation for the state government as well as the state. Two more cases of the new Omicron variant were reported in Maharashtra on December 6, bringing India’s total to 23. Both were fully vaccinated and had returned from overseas last month. The situation in Maharashtra is closely monitored by the state government. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope earlier said any decision to reimpose restrictions in Maharashtra would only be taken after seeking the advice of the Center and the advice of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray , reported the PTI news agency.

The World Health Organization classified the new variant of the coronavirus as “Variant of concern” because experts have claimed that Omicron may possess certain specific characteristics due to the genetic modification of the virus. Most of those who have tested positive for Omicron have either recently arrived from African countries or have been in contact with such people. Amid the growing number of cases of the new variant of Covid, images of chaos at Delhi airport also went viral on Monday, after which Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia called on airport authorities to implement better crowd management strategies. Scindia had called a meeting with officials from the Airports Authority of India, Bureau of Immigration and Delhi International Airport, led by the GMR Group, PTI reported. Delhi Airport then tweeted that it had updated international inbound testing capacity with the deployment of 120 rapid PCR machines, bringing the hourly capacity to 500-600 per hour with a TAT of less than 60 minutes.

The Center had issued a revised directive for international travelers which entered into force on December 1. The guidelines must be followed at all Indian airports. All travelers must pass RT-PCR tests upon arrival and their results must be negative in order to leave the airport.

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