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Omicron variant: Avoid non-essential travel and mass gatherings, advises ICMR chief

Scroll | 17/12/2021 11:58 PM | Click to read full article

People should avoid non-essential travel and mass gatherings, and should keep new year festivities low key in the wake of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Indian Council of Medical Research Chief Balram Bhargava said on Friday.

At a press conference, Bhargava said that districts that are reporting a test positivity rate of over 5% need to “ensure restrictive measures” until the rate goes below 5% for at least two weeks.