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Coronavirus Latest News Today, Aware of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron’s imminent threat, different governments began to tighten border controls and track people who arrived from outside, particularly from ‘at risk’ countries, in the last month. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai have demanded that flights from the countries affected by the new variation not be allowed.

For 51 days in a row, the number of new coronavirus infections; has remained below 20,000, and for 154 days in a row, fewer than 50,000 new cases have been reported daily.

Drop-in Numbers

The active caseload has dropped to 1,05,691 today, the lowest level in 543 days. The health ministry reports that active cases make up less than 1% of total cases; with 0.31 percent being the lowest since March 2020.

In the wake of the emergence of the new Covid-19 variant of concern ‘Omicron,’ the government decided; on Sunday to revisit the decision to resume scheduled commercial international passenger services. As well as the SOP on testing and surveillance of incoming passengers, particularly from countries identified as ‘at risk.’ According to a series of tweets from the Ministry of Home Affairs’ spokeswoman, the decisions were made at an emergency meeting convened by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and attended by numerous stakeholders.

Measures taken

Earlier in the day, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan sent a letter to states and union territories on the Omicron strain of Covid-19, urging them to implement aggressive containment and active surveillance measures, as well as increase vaccination coverage.

Meanwhile, in the 24 hours leading up to 9 a.m. on Sunday, India recorded 8,774; new coronavirus infections and 621 deaths. As a result, the country’s entire caseload increased to 3,45,72,523, with a death toll of 4,68,554. The number of active cases has dropped to 1,05,691.

By Aditya

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