Omicron 3 times more transmissible than delta center guidelines state ut – Omicron spreads 3 times faster than delta, Center tells states

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New Delhi. The central government on Tuesday Dangers of Omicron (Coronavirus Omicron Variant) Cautioning the states and union territories regarding this, the new variant of the corona virus spreads three times faster than the delta. In his letter to the states and union territories, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan advised the states to activate the war room, as well as to monitor the trends and speed of cases. It has also been said that no matter how small it is, but there is a need to take prompt action at the district and local level.

The letter said, “Based on current scientific evidence, the Virus of Concern Omicron can spread at least 3 times faster than the Virus of Concern Delta. In addition, the delta is still present in different parts of the country. Therefore, there is a need for even greater foresight, data analysis, dynamic decision making and strict and prompt control actions at the local and district level. Decision making at the state/UT and district level should be very quick and focused.”

In relation to preventing this, Bhushan has advised states to impose night curfew, limit the number of people in large public gatherings, marriages and funerals. Along with this, Bhushan has advised to limit the number of people going to the office or using public transport.

Instructions to strengthen health infrastructure
Bhushan said that on detection of clusters of Kovid positive cases, immediate notification of ‘containment zone’, ‘buffer zone’ should be issued. Along with this, strict border control of the Containment Zone should be ensured as per the existing guidelines. Also all cluster samples should be sent to INSACOG Labs for genome sequencing without any delay. ,

The Center also directed the states to strengthen the health infrastructure keeping in mind the sudden increase in infection. The Center advised the states to strengthen facilities like increasing the bed capacity, ambulances, mechanism for transfer of patients without any delay, availability and transportation of oxygen equipment, buffer stock of medicines.

The Union Health Secretary also emphasized on 100% immunization coverage in the States with special focus on the districts where the 1st and 2nd dose coverage is less than the national average. He said that door-to-door vaccination campaign needs to be strengthened. Is.

At present 200 cases of Omicron variant have been found in India, with 54 cases registered in Maharashtra and Delhi. 20 cases have been registered in Telangana, 19 in Karnataka, 18 in Rajasthan, 15 in Kerala and 14 in Gujarat.

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