South Asia and Beyond

No Omicron Variant Found In India Yet: Govt

No cases of Omicron, the new Covid-19 variant now surging through South Africa and some other countries, have been detected in India so far, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told parliament. He said suspicious cases were being checked and genome sequencing was underway. Existing restrictions on Covid-19 would continue till the year-end and states have been advised to strictly test international passengers.

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