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Omicron Variant Highlights | Mumbai bans large gatherings for 48 hours

Mumbai Police has clamped prohibitory orders under Sec 144 till Sunday night. The order has been issued to prevent danger to human life from Omicron as well as a threat to the law and order situation against the backdrop of the violence that took place in Amravati, Malegaon (Nashik) and Nanded.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: December 12, 2021 6:38 IST
Maha reports 7 new cases of Omicron 
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Maha reports 7 new cases of Omicron 

Highlights

  • No recommendations for COVID-19 booster dose by Subject Expert Committee: Sources
  • Delhi records second Omicron case
  • Section 144 imposed in Mumbai for two days over Omicron scare, law and order threat

A 35-year-old man, with travel history to Zimbabwe and South Africa, has tested positive for Omicron, becoming the second patient in Delhi of the new COVID-19 variant, sources said on Saturday. He is admitted at the LNJP Hospital and only has weakness, they added. He stayed in Johannesburg, South Africa, for a week. The person has mild symptoms. Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police has clamped prohibitory orders under Sec 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) banning the assembly of five or more, protests, marches or rallies by people or vehicles till Sunday night. The orders, which came into effect from midnight (Friday-Saturday), were issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), and shall be in force till midnight (Sunday-Monday). The order has been issued to prevent danger to human life from Omicron, new variant of Covid-19, as well as a threat to the law and order situation against the backdrop of the violence that took place in Amravati, Malegaon (Nashik) and Nanded," said the notification. The scientists are working around the clock to get a better understanding of the Omicron variant. Around the world countries have imposed travel bans to mitigate the spread. South African scientists first announced that they had identified a new variant on November 25, 2021. 

 

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  • 8:03 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    No new case of Omicron variant was found in Maharashtra today

    A total of 17 cases of Omicron have been reported in the state, of which 7 patients have been discharged from hospital following recovery: Maharashtra Govt

     

  • 7:33 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

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  • 7:23 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

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  • 6:14 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Taiwan records first omicron case in traveller from Africa

    Taiwan has recorded its first case of the omicron variant in a passenger who recently traveled to the southern African country of Eswatini, health officials said Saturday.

    The passenger, a Taiwanese woman in her 30s who returned on December 8, is now in quarantine in hospital, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center, which is in charge of the island's pandemic response. Passengers who sat near her on the plane have tested negative so far.

    Taiwan reported 10 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, all of which were identified in travelers entering from abroad.

  • 4:02 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    MP: Dead man gets COVID-19 vaccination certificate in Rajgarh

    A deceased senior citizen allegedly received a message about having taken the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and got a certificate for the same in Madhya Pradesh's Rajgarh district, an official said on Saturday. The authorities have cited computer error as a reason for the goof-up, in which Purushottam Shakyawar (78) of Biaora town, who died in May, received a message on his mobile phone number that he was administered the second dose of the vaccine on December 3.

    According to the deceased man's son Phool Singh Shakyawar, they received the message on December 3 and were also able to download the vaccine certificate. Shakyawar said his father had taken the first dose of the vaccine on April 8, and had died on May 24 while undergoing treatment in Indore.
    When asked about the goof-up, District Vaccination Officer Dr P L Bhagoria said he had received information about the matter and was inquiring into it.
    A glitch in the computer might have generated such a message, he said.

  • 1:41 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Union Health Secretary writes to chief secretaries/administrators of states/UTs , asks to monitor Covid situaion closely

    Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to Chief Secretaries/Administrators of all states/UTs that 27 districts in 10 states/UTs, which have been reporting high COVID positive rates in the past 2 weeks, need to be monitored very closely. The strategic containment interventions in identified areas, in case of COVID clusters, include night curfews, restricting gathering of people, congregation, & curtailing attendees in marriages and funerals: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan

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    Union Health Secretary writes to chief secretaries/administrators of states/UTs.

     

     

    India Tv - Union Health Secretary writes to chief secretaries/administrators of states/UTs.    

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    Union Health Secretary writes to chief secretaries/administrators of states/UTs.

     

     

     

  • 1:00 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    UK study shows booster key for protection against Omicron

    Two-shots of a Covid vaccine may not be enough against the Omicron variant, and a third dose or a booster shot is necessary to prevent the super mutant variant, according to a UK study. The study, released by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), showed that a full two-dose vaccination course was less effective against symptomatic disease with Omicron than with the original strain of Covid-19 or the Delta variant. On the other hand, a moderate to high vaccine effectiveness of 75 per cent is seen in the early period after a booster dose.

     

  • 11:54 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    No recommendations for COVID-19 booster dose by SEC: Sources

    • The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) under Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has said COVID-19 that booster doses cannot be recommended without clinical trials.
    • The SEC was reviewing the application of the Serum Institute of India (SII) for the booster dose in a meeting that took place on Friday.
    • The panel has sought additional data from the SII and would be doing another meeting.
  • 11:46 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Amid Omicron scare, high 'seropositivity' rate should help India, says expert

    Observing that data on the new SARS-CoV2 variant, Omicron, is still emerging, an expert has said the very high rate of 'seropositivity' should keep the country in good stead even as he emphasised on increased vaccination coverage and adhering to COVID-appropriate behaviour. "Because, India has the advantage of very high rate of 'seropositivity' of 70, 80 per cent, and in big cities more than 90 per cent people already have antibodies," said Rakesh Mishra, former Director of CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). In view of the protection available to people, even if they get infected, it will be very mild and most of the time asymptomatic, Mishra, currently Director, Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS), Bangalore, said.

     

  • 10:30 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Delhi reports second Omicron case

    Second case of Omicron variant reported in Delhi. The person was fully vaccinated and was coming from Zimbabwe. The person had also travelled to South Africa: Government of Delhi

    India Tv - Delhi reports second Omicron case 

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    Delhi reports second Omicron case 

  • 10:21 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Health Ministry expresses concern over declining mask usage

    The Union Health Ministry has expressed serious concern over the declining trends of mask usage in the country amid Omicron threat, citing a recently conducted survey which outlined that this has significantly dropped from September ownwards.

    India Tv - We are now operating at a risky and unacceptable level. Dr V.K. Paul

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    We are now operating at a risky and unacceptable level. Dr V.K. Paul

    "Mask usage is declining in India. We have to remember that both vaccines and masks are important. As far as protection capability is concerned, we are now operating at a risky and unacceptable level. We should learn from the global situation," NITI Aayog's Member, Health, Dr V.K. Paul said, Member-Health, NITI Aayog.

  • 10:17 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    22 US states identify Omicron cases

    At least 22 US states have identified cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, including some that indicate community transmission, according to the latest update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

     

  • 8:55 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Unvaccinated people to be barred from entering public places in Madurai

    Tamil Nadu: Madurai Dist Collector Aneesh Sekhar announces that those in the district, who haven't been vaccinated, will be barred from entering public places including fair price shops, business establishments, supermarkets, theaters,wedding halls,shopping malls,garment shops, banks & liquor stores. 

  • 7:31 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Mumbai: Prohibitory orders imposed over Omicron scare, law and order threat

    The police on Friday imposed section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) within Mumbai commissionerate limits prohibiting rallies and protest marches involving people and vehicles over the next two days, an official said. The order, issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), will be in force for 48 hours on Saturday and Sunday, he said.The order was issued to prevent danger to human life from the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 as well as a threat to the law and order situation against the backdrop of violence that took place in Amravati, Malegaon and Nanded.

    India Tv - Mumbai: A BMC health worker conducts thermal screening of an outstation passenger for COVID-19 testing. 

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    Mumbai: A BMC health worker conducts thermal screening of an outstation passenger for COVID-19 testing. 

     

  • 7:28 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    7 new Omicron cases in Mumbai, Pune, Maharashtra total now 17

    After a gap of four days, seven new cases of the Covid-19 variant Omicron have been detected in Maharashtra - three in Mumbai and four in Pune, taking the state's total to 17, health officials said on Friday. The cases confirmed in Mumbai are three males aged 25, 37 and 48 years, all with a recent travel history to the UK, South Africa and Tanzania.

    India Tv - 7 new Omicron cases in Mumbai, Pune, Maha total now 17

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    7 new Omicron cases in Mumbai, Pune, Maha total now 17

    In Pune, the four new patients, including a three-and-half-year-old child, are the close contacts of the Indian-origin Nigerian woman who was detected Omicron positive last Sunday. Of the new cases, 4 are fully vaccinated while one has taken a single jab, one has not been inoculated, and the child is not eligible for the vaccine. Three of them are having mild symptoms and the others are found asymptomatic, but all have been isolated and undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Mumbai and Pune.