West Bengal announces fresh curbs, restricts flights from Mumbai, Delhi Coronavirus News 

Omicron spread: Curbs return to keep year-end celebrations muted again

By Administrator_India Capital Sands A day after the Centre asked states to activate war rooms to tackle the rising Omicron threat, state governments stepped up their guards with fresh curbs on religious and social gatherings. They also limited capacity in restaurants and bars, and ordered strict vigil on the ground. Delhi with 57 detected Omicron cases — which according to the health ministry is the highest count in any state – on Wednesday banned all cultural gatherings ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations. The city government has also capped the occupancy in restaurants,…

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Omicron variant three times more transmissible: Centre warns states Omicron variant 

Omicron variant three times more transmissible: Centre warns states

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The Centre has told states that the Omicron variant of coronavirus, based on current scientific evidence, is at least three times more transmissible than the Delta strain, asking them to ensure prompt and focused action if there is any sign of a surge. The Union health ministry has noted said that 200 cases of Omicron have been detected in the country, so far, with Maharashtra and Delhi reporting the most — 54 cases of the variant each. Of total Omicron cases in the country, 77 have been discharged or have recovered. In a letter…

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