The Delhi CM said that a decision on re-opening of schools will be taken after winter vacation for schools ends.
- India’s Omicron case tally rose to 35 on Sunday after Kerala, Andhra and Chandigarh reported their first case
- Cases of Omicron have so far been detected in 63 countries
- On Saturday, Delhi had reported its second Omicron case
New Delhi: With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading rapidly across the country, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that if required, he would impose “necessary restrictions” in the national capital to tackle the new variant.
“We are ready to tackle the Omicron threat. If required, we will impose necessary restrictions. Currently, there is no such need to impose any restrictions,” he said.
The Chief Minister further said that a decision on re-opening of schools will be taken after winter vacation for schools ends.
India’s Omicron case tally rose to 35 on Sunday after Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Chandigarh reported their first case of the new COVID-19 variant, while Maharashtra and Karnataka each recorded one more case.
All the five persons in the cases reported on Sunday had arrived from foreign countries.
Of the total cases, Maharashtra’s tally stands at 18, Rajasthan 9, Karnataka 3, Kerala 1 and Andhra Pradesh 1 and Union Territories of Delhi 2 and Chandigarh 1.
On Saturday, Delhi had reported its second case – a 35-year-old man with travel history to Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Cases of Omicron, which is categorised as a ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organisation, have been detected in 63 countries.