Coronavirus India update: Delhi detects it’s first Omicron case; India to face travel restriction & Lockdown?

Publish Date: 05 Dec, 2021 |
 
Coronavirus India Update: The variant of concern Omicron is slowly becoming a nightmare and has caused panic all around the world. Reportedly, the new variant which was detected in South Africa has now spread to India’s capital, New Delhi. Delhi reports it’s first Omicron case In a corona-infected passenger from Tanzania, who is now hospitalized to Loknayak Hospital (LNJP Hospital). This information was provided by Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

Delhi reports it’s first omicron case

According to Health Minister Satyendar Jain out of 17 foreign passengers,12  who were tested positive for coronavirus 11 showed no signs of the new variant whereas one travelling from Tanzania was reportedly suffering from the new Omicron variant. Further eports are awaited. For the unversed, Delhi’s LNJP has been announced as the special coronavirus treatment hospital by the ruling government of the state.

Treatment of Omicron Variant

As per the reports, the treatment procedure of Omicron tested patients are same as of the old variants of coronavirus. ‘Since the virus is not new, and it’s a variant of the already existing coronavirus, the protocol of the treatment is same from oxygen therapy to steroids and other medication the only major factor to keep in mind is the proper isolation since the variant is highly contagious.” said health minister.

Omicron Variant cases in India

After, the detection in Delhi, the total no. of Omicron suffering patients in the country has risen to 5. Including 2 from Karnataka, 1 Gujarat and 1 from Maharashtra. With this, the demand to restrict international flights from the badly affected countries are on rife. The center is yet to take the decision.
 

 

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