According to a health ministry official said that India has reported 2 cases of the new variant of coronavirus Omicron in the southern state of Karnataka.
The health ministry’s joint secretary Lav Agarwal told a news briefing that “All primary contacts and secondary contacts of both the cases have been traced and are being tested,”.
India was set to restart scheduled commercial international flights on December 15, but on Wednesday scrapped that plan and said a resumption date would be announced in due course.
The Indian government has advised states to ramp up testing, a week after the health ministry said a recent fall in testing could undermine India’s efforts to contain the pandemic, After battling a record surge in infections and deaths in April and May, COVID-19 cases have come down substantially in India, where the Delta variant is the dominant strain.
It must be noted that India reported 9,765 new cases, taking its total to 34.61 million, Only the United States has reported more.
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