33 Omicron cases in India, masks, vaccines are compulsory to enter public places
New Delhi: Delhi has reported a second Omicron case with a traveller who returned from Zimbabwe tested positive. India has 33 Omicron cases, the first Omicron cases found in Bengaluru.
The government has stated that vaccines and masks are compulsory. "WHO is warning against the decline in mask usage. The global scene of Omicron is disturbing... We are now operating at a risky level," said Dr VK Paul, who heads the centre's Covid task force.
In Maharashtra, a three-year-old was among seven new patients confirmed by the state government on Friday; Mumbai has banned large gatherings for two days amid scare. All fresh cases in the state are either asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. A majority of cases in India are also mild, NDTV reported.
The second Omicron patient in Delhi had also visited South Africa, one of the "at-risk" nations. At the national capital's LNJP hospital, samples of 27 passengers have been sent for genome sequencing so far.