Even as Europe and the UK have sanctioned a booster dose to ward off the Omicron threat, India is still mulling the same. Warning the government of precious time being lost in its decision taking, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the centre to allow this shot in the arm. Six new Omicron cases were detected in Delhi on Monday, of which, four are admitted at Max Hospital in Saket.
Mr Kejriwal, while speaking at a press conference held earlier on Monday in the national capital, briefed that all positive cases will be sent for genome sequencing. He updated on the recent spike in cases, of which, 28, confirmed the new variant. As of Monday, 12 have been successfully treated and discharged while 16 are under treatment.
“We will stick to the home isolation system as most new Covid cases will not require hospitalisation. The Delhi government is working on arrangements at hospitals and quarantine centres to tackle a possible outbreak,” he assured.
On Monday, the number of Omicron cases in India touched the 160 mark. Health officials, while stating there is no reason to panic, warn of a huge surge in the coming days.