UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticized travel bans targeting certain countries and regions imposed by the new Covid-19 variant as “unfair” and “ineffective”. The United States on Wednesday reported the first case of Omicron in California to a fully vaccinated traveler who had recently returned from South Africa and was recovering from mild symptoms. As the number of infections increases, there is increasing pressure on the government to review restrictions on public gatherings for unvaccinated people. Amid fears of a third wave, the World Health Organization expects Omicron, its technical leader on COVID-19, to be available in a few days, Maria said.
Meanwhile, following the detection of the first case of Omicron in the USA, the White House, in a statement, urged the Americans to receive Covid injections and amplifiers as soon as possible. Anthony Fauci, a senior health official, said authorities “knew it was only a matter of time” before the strain was found in the country, reminding Americans that vaccination, booster and masking in indoor public spaces remain the best. way to stay protected.
Meanwhile, in Karnataka, the government is looking for booster shots for front-line health workers, while fears of a third wave are high. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said he would speak in Delhi on Thursday with Health Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya about administering booster vaccines to health workers and front-line workers in the state.
The center decided on Wednesday to postpone the resumption of scheduled international flights on December 15, citing the “evolving global scenario” following the Omicron threat. The government will announce it again later. Announced by the DGCA Aviation Regulatory Authority, however, the new order will not affect current operating flights, as it is only for full resumption, which has now been postponed.
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