All samples from metro cities – which have examined optimistic for Covid – are being despatched for genome sequencing, authorities sources mentioned immediately, amid fears over an Omicron-driven third wave.
In Delhi, the brand new variant – mentioned to be extremely infectious – has been present in 50 per cent of the samples that examined optimistic since December 12, sources within the Well being Ministry mentioned, confirming the group unfold of Omicron within the nationwide capital.
Delhi has recorded 9 Covid deaths this month, the best within the final 4 months, because the nationwide capital continues to see a worrying surge in instances. On Thursday, 1,313 new infections have been logged – the largest each day surge in seven months.
Earlier this week, the Arvind Kejriwal authorities had introduced recent restrictions below the “yellow alert”, together with shutting down cinema halls, colleges, amongst different curbs.