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COVID-19 Live updates: Maharashtra govt issues order on movement of international travellers amid Omicron threat

11:17 PM Nov 30, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Maharashtra govt issues order on movement of international travellers amid Omicron threat

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South Korea is reconsidering plans to host a major international conference on UN peacekeeping and some other diplomatic events scheduled for next month on concerns about the spread of the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Andhra Pradesh reported 184 fresh cases of COVID-19, 134 recoveries and three deaths in 24 hours ending 9 am on Tuesday. A health department bulletin said that the state COVID-19 chart now showed 20,72,909 positives, 20,56,318 recoveries and 14,442 deaths so far.

Warning people that Covid-19 has not gone yet and is returning in new variant forms, Rajasthan Health Minister Parsadi Lal Meena on Tuesday said that health infrastructure is being ramped up in the state as there is a possibility of third wave hitting children.

A proportion of the vaccinated individuals may still have mild or asymptomatic infections of COVID-19 deadly virus, Union Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar warned through Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Therefore it is important to maintain COVID appropriate behaviour at all times.

I held a meeting with the officials today. We hope Omicron doesn't come to India, but we need to be prepared as responsible governments.As far as the beds are concerned, we have prepared 30,000 oxygen beds and around 10,000 of these are ICU beds says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

The Centre on Tuesday advised the states and UTs to ensure preparedness of health infrastructure like availability of ICU, O2 beds, ventilators, etc. and to implement ECRP-II, with focus on rural areas and for paediatric cases.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared that he will not allow the country to go back into lockdown in response to the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Seven COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Delhi in November so far this year, the highest count due to coronavirus infection in the last three months.

Union Health Secretary, Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting on Tuesday with officials from States and Union Territories to review COVID-19 public health response measures and preparedness amid reports of Omicron variant of COVID-19 in various countries.

Cambodia imposed restrictions on visitors from 10 countries in Africa to avert the spread of a new strain of Covid-19 known as Omicron or B.1.1529, the country's Health Minister Mam Bunheng said. The 10 countries are Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Angola and Zambia.

UK: Face coverings are mandatory in shops and public transport from Tuesday as part of "targeted measures" to slow the spread of the Omicron variant, 14 cases of which have now been detected in the UK after Scotland reported three new infections.

Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 55,273 on Tuesday as four more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said. The coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 280 as no fresh fatality was registered, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

Turkey is on high alert to step up its measures against the new Covid variant Omicron, Turkish health experts told Xinhua.

Amid concerns of the Covid-19 variant Omicron, the reopening of schools from Class 1 to 7 has been postponed by 10-15 days in Mumbai, Pune and Nashik, officials said here on Tuesday.

Ministry of Home Affairs extends the validity of COVID19 containment measures, issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in its advisory dated September 21, 2021, till December 31, 2021.

Japan confirmed on Tuesday its first case of the new omicron coronavirus variant, a visitor who recently arrived from Namibia, an official said.

No case of COVID19 variant Omicron reported in India so far said Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya in Rajya Sabha during Question Hour.

We are keeping a strict check at the airport on international passengers arriving from countries where the new Covid variant has been detected. All international passengers will be tested at the airport on arrival, says Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai

'Har Ghar Dastak' campaign for the door-to-door vaccination campaign will be continued till 31st Dec with a focus on 100% Covid-19 vaccine first-dose coverage and completing the backlog of the second dose of vaccine: Official Sources

The States have been advised by the Centre to ramp up testing for early identification of positive cases, and early management.

The Sri Lankan government on Monday said that it has taken all necessary measures in preventing the entry of the newly found Omicron variant of Covid-19 as many countries were closing their borders for arrivals.

The Delhi government has designated Lok Nayak Hospital as a dedicated hospital to treat patients infected with the new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron'.

More cases infected with the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 were reported in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state.

Seven people arrived from South Africa in Maharashtra's Thane city adjoining Mumbai since November 14 and all of them were tested in the wake of concerns over the new potentially more transmissible 'Omicron' variant of the coronavirus, civic officials said on Tuesday.

From December 1, the aviation ministry requires all international travellers to submit 14 days' travel history, a negative RT-PCR report on the Air Suvidha portal as well as an authenticity declaration for the COVID-19 test report

In view of the new variant of COVID19, the Health Department has been asked to make all necessary arrangements at the Parade Ground for testing of those attending the PM's public rally: Dehradun District Magistrate R. Rajesh Kumar

Uttarakhand | As a precautionary measure, 14 people of the Dehradun district who have recently returned from abroad have been put in home isolation for 14 days. Their samples have been sent for RT-PCR testing. Out of 14, six people returned from South Africa: CMO

4th Foreign Office Consultations between India & Uruguay held on 29 Nov at Montevideo.Response to Covid pandemic & access to vaccines & medicines & mutual recognition of Covid certificates were also discussed : MEA

Lok Nayak Hospital is designated as the dedicated hospital which will treat the patients detected with a new variant of SARS-CoV-2: Delhi Govt

COVID19 | India reports 6,990 new cases, 190 deaths & 10,116 recoveries in the last 24 hours; Active caseload at 1,00,543: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Total Vaccination : 1,23,25,02,767

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan will hold a review meeting with States on the Omicron variant of COVID19 today.

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar takes stock of measures being taken at Mumbai airport against Omicron variant of coronavirus

Karnataka: After two South Africa returnees tested positive for COVID, Bengaluru airport intensified testing & sanitization

(With inputs from agencies)

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