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Omicron has higher rate of transmissibility but causes mild symptoms, says Maharashtra health minister

Dais Newsfeed | 05/12/2021 08:47 AM | Click to read full article

In a pre-recorded message, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said, “The Omicron variant of novel coronavirus has a higher transmissibility rate but its symptoms are mild. No one in South Africa, infected with the Omicron variant, has been put on oxygen. It has not increased the fatality rate so far.”

Tope appealed to people not to panic over the variant.