Omicron, the new form of the coronavirus, is rapidly showing its wrath to the world. Its number seems to be increasing very rapidly. Because of that, every country is very upset. From America to Britain, the situation is getting worse. So far, 113 cases of Omicron have been reported in India too. On Wednesday, 78,610 new cases of Omicron were found in Britain, the highest in nearly 12 months. What if Omicron spreads in India like in the UK? What if Omicron cases start growing at the same speed in India too?
This question has been answered by Dr. VK Paul, a member of NITI Aayog, during the press conference of the Ministry of Health. Dr. Paul said that if we look at the scale of the spread in the UK and if there is a similar outbreak of Omicron in India, then in terms of our population, there will be 1.4 million cases every day. Our population is working according to them. If we have more cases, then more cases will flourish, and there will be a possibility of an increase as soon as possible.
Dr. Paul said that Europe is experiencing a new phase of the coronavirus global pandemic with a spurt in infection cases. He stated that genome sequencing can not be performed on every sample. At present, it is a means of monitoring and assessing global epidemics. We can be assured that samples are being taken adequately and systematically.
Pauline also said that Phase II and III trials of the Genova mRNA vaccine are progressing well. Full vaccination, wearing a mask, and avoiding large gatherings can be very important. Vaccines available in India are effective. A decision on a scientific study on vaccine booster shots will be made soon. The first case of Omicron in the country was reported on December 2. If we want to make the transition to Omicron work, we have to prepare now and also follow the guidelines.
Corona cases have started to increase in Britain. On the last day, 93,045 cases were reported here. This is the third consecutive day that a record number of coronavirus infections have been found here.
Omicron has knocked in Ghaziabad district. This has been confirmed in the report of the genome sequencing of an elderly couple resident of Nehru Nagar. Health officials say that the couple is now completely healthy and has become infection-free. But Omicron is said to be very dangerous for your health.
At a press conference on Friday, Joint Secretary of the Union Health Ministry, Luv Agarwal, gave information about the situation of the coronavirus epidemic in the country. He said that for the last 20 days, the daily number of new cases in the country has remained less than 10,000. Last week, case positivity stood at 0.65 percent. Agarwal said that at present, 40.31 percent of the total active cases of corona in the country are in Kerala only. The number of infected people in Kerala seems to be increasing. Because of that, Kerala has been allowed.
At the same time, regarding the Omicron variant, Agarwal said that so far 101 cases of infection with the new variant of corona have been confirmed in the country. Omicron has reached 11 states in the country. Agarwal further said that out of the total 101 cases, 32 were reported in Maharashtra, 22 in Delhi, 17 in Rajasthan, eight each in Karnataka and Telangana, five in Gujarat, and one each in Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal. Omicron virus infection is increasing rapidly. Common people have to deal with many things due to viruses.
Cases of omicron are increasing rapidly in the countries, Aggarwal said that cases of infection from Omicron have been reported in 91 countries. The WHO has said that Omicron is spreading at a much faster rate in South Africa than in the delta, where the speed of the delta was less. It is feared that Omicron will overtake Delta where there is community transmission. He also said that there is currently no evidence that existing vaccines will not prove effective against Omicron.
On the status of vaccination, Agarwal said that doses of coronavirus vaccines are being administered in India at the fastest rate in the world. The daily vaccination rate in India is 4.8 times that of the US and 12.5 times that of the UK. He said, "Weekly positivity is between 5-10 percent in 19 districts of the country. There are nine such districts in Kerala, five in Mizoram, and one each in Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and West Bengal.
At the press conference, Dr. Balram Bhargava, Director General of ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), who was present in the press conference, said about the Omicron variant that this is the time when we should avoid unnecessary travel and crowded events. It is necessary that we celebrate festivals on a small scale. At the same time, Aggarwal said that most of the Omicron cases in the country are of travel history or they have come in contact with people with travel history. He said that at present, there are no plans to use the antiviral peel in India. Let us take care of ourselves and our family and also take care of the Corona Guidelines. Avoid traveling through crowded areas.