India announces it’s first two cases of newly emerged Omicron Virus

Possibly, the worst covid variant named Omicron has been discovered in South Africa and has already spread to many other countries namely United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy, Australia, Hong Kong and many others including India.The highly contagious virus Omicron was reported to WHO by South Africa on november 24 and has been designated as “Variant of Concern”. India reported it’s very first two cases of the virus on thursday itself in Karnataka. The Health ministry said that the patients are 66 and 46 years and no severe symptoms have been identified so far. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai said on thursday that the state will issue new covid guidelines and have been testing international travellers coming from at-risk countries after two people were detected with being affected with the virus. As part of new guidelines, the centre has made it mandatory to have a negative RT-PCR report for travellers coming from other countries. After India confirmed two omicron cases of the coronavirus in Karnataka on Thursday, there is some good news waiting in the wings. Government data shows that the Narendra Modi-led central government’s door-to-door vaccination drive, ‘Har Ghar Dastak’, has been able to boost Covid-19 vaccinations. With more and more people getting jabbed in the country, it might help in boosting people’s morale as the whole nation gears up to fight against the newly founded strain “Omicron”.