Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who had tested positive for coronavirus and is currently in home isolation, is among 40 new Omicron cases recorded in Bihar, National media reported.
A 33-year-old "unvaccinated" youth in Mumbai became the 4th case of Omicron Covid Variant in India. He had returned from South Africa.
Omicron lands in India. Two cases of Omicron have been detected in Karnataka through genome sequencing effort.
The Covid-19 vaccination coverage in the country has crossed 62 crore doses, which is a good sign indeed.
Covid-19 could be entering a stage of endemicity in India, with low to moderate levels of transmission, according to World Health Organization Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan.
India's drug regulator approved Zydus Cadila's ZyCoV-D Covid Vaccine for emergency use in children above 12 years of age.