Europe is going through a serious phase despite 80% partial vaccinations and despite the fact that they also went through a Delta wave, said Dr. V K Paul.
New Delhi: Omicron is spreading at a very rapid rate in India, and the scale of infections in the UK and France could translate into hundreds of thousands of cases a day in the country, the group leader said today. government work Covid. India now has 101 cases of Omicron in 11 states and union territories. If we look at the extent of the spread in the UK and if there is a similar outbreak in India, given our population, there will be 14 lakh of cases Every day.
France is reporting 65,000 cases. If an epidemic of a similar magnitude occurs in India, then considering our population it will mean 13 lakh of cases every day, “Dr. V K Paul said in a grim warning as cases increase. In the UK, which reported the largest daily increase of 88,042 cases, 2.4% of cases are Omicron infections. Europe is going through a severe phase despite 80% partial vaccinations and despite the fact that they also went through a delta wave, said Dr Paul. He advised to be careful of unnecessary travel, crowds and New Year’s parties.
“It’s time to avoid non-essential travel, time to avoid mass gatherings, and time to observe low-intensity vacations and low-intensity New Year’s celebrations,” he said. According to officials, experts have warned that following the trend, Omicron looks set to overtake Delta.
WHO said Omicron is spreading faster than the Delta variant in South Africa, where Delta traffic is low. Omicron will overtake the Delta variant where community transmission occurs, WHO added, “Health Ministry Joint Secretary Luv Agarwal said.
Maharashtra, the state with the highest number of Covid cases, has so far recorded the highest number of Omicron cases at 32. Karnataka, Gujarat, Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are the other states where the new highly contagious variant has been reported.