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Omicron Variant Updates: 'No vaccine, no entry' order issued in Ahmednagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the efforts to combat COVID-19 and Omicron strain and emphasised the need to be "satark" and "saavdhan" in view of the new variant.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: December 24, 2021 23:49 IST
Omicron Variant LIVE Updates: Maharashtra contributes most
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Omicron Variant LIVE Updates: Maharashtra contributes most cases as India's tally nears 350-mark

India recorded 122 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in a span of 24 hours, the highest so far, pushing its tally in the country to 358, 114 of which have either recovered or migrated, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The 358 Omicron Covid variant cases have been detected across 17 states and union territories so far. Amid rising Omicron cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to review the efforts to combat COVID-19 and Omicron strain and emphasised the need to be "satark" and "saavdhan" in view of the new variant. PM said the fight against the pandemic is not over and the need for continued adherence to COVID safe behaviour is of paramount importance even today. The Prime Minister said that states need to ensure that the eligible population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to proceed to meet the target in a saturation mode. Meanwhile, the Allahabad High Court has urged the Centre to stop political rallies from being held in election-bound states amid rising cases of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. The court requested the Election Commission of India to immediately stop such rallies and gatherings and also order political parties to campaign through TV channels and newspapers.

 

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    The order, issued by Collector Rajendra Bhosale, will start from Saturday and it has been made mandatory for people visiting these places to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and follow pandemic appropriate behaviour, an official said.

    Meanwhile, a woman having a travel history to Nigeria tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Srirampur tehsil of the district, said Bhosale.

    He also informed that 19 students from a residential school in Takali Dhokeshwar village in Parner tehsil have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last three to four days.

    "There are over 400 students from Classes V to XII in the residential school. All 19 students who have tested positive are hospitalised. They are stable and there is nothing to worry about," he added.

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    The residential school, part of the Navodaya Vidyalaya network which comes under the Union education ministry, is located at Takali Dhokeshwar village in Parner tehsil of the district. The school has over 400 students across classes 5 to 12.

    "Nineteen students tested positive over the last three to four days. All are isolated and hospitalized. Most of them have no symptoms and some have only mild illness," said district collector Rajendra Bhosale.

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    Khandu instructed the government departments, especially Health, to continue to be alert, attentive and responsive to all the challenges coming forth.
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    "I urge the people to steadfastly maintain COVID appropriate behaviour. Stay masked, avoid crowds, prefer open spaces, maintain hand and respiratory hygiene and get vaccinated," he said.

    "Arunachal Pradesh is doing well so far. The number of active cases as on today is 18 with only two patients hospitalised. No COVID death has been recorded since October 8," he added.

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    A doctor at a clinic in Tokyo was confirmed to be infected with the new variant through an unknown route, according to the metropolitan government.

    Three other cases with a history of overseas travel were also reported on the same day, reports Xinhua news agency.

    The metropolitan government has classified five people as close contacts of the doctor, who has been hospitalised and the five close contacts have all tested negative for the virus.

    Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike told reporters that the doctor had worn a face mask and face guard at work and has no close contact with patients.

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