This again highlights the fact that Omicron, with 37 mutations in its spike protein, can evade vaccines leading to more reinfections and breakthrough infections, where a patient contracts Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated against SARS-Cov-2.
Apart from the prohibitory orders imposed in the night, the order stated that in cases of marriages, the total attendees at any moment shall not exceed 100 for enclosed spaces, and 250 for open to sky or 25 per cent of total capacity of hall, whichever is less.
Data shows that the total number of genome tests conducted in November in Maharashtra was nearly 58.6 per cent less than that conducted in May. As per the protocol, genome sequencing tests should be conducted on 5 per cent of total samples that have tested positive for Covid-19.
🔴 On Monday, Sugat Bharat Padghan, 24, along with a few social workers, filed a complaint with the panel over the alleged discrimination. He also accused the hospital of trying to protect the students by providing them clearance in their in-house investigation.
The parents, along with social activists, claimed that the government wants to shut down 3,073 schools that have fewer than 20 students each. Most of these schools are situated in the tribal and rural areas of Palghar, Thane, Raigad and Nashik, where the mode of transportation is limited.
🔴 Data accessed by The Indian Express showed that in the four district mental hospitals in Pune, Thane, Nagpur and Ratnagiri, 883 patients living with mental ailments contracted novel coronavirus between March 2020 and September 2021, with 6.3% positivity rate.
The diagnosis of the third patient, a man from the densely populated Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia, became a cause of concern on Friday. However, health officers from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that the patient was isolated within minutes of reaching Dharavi, limiting his exposure to close contacts.
Of the 1,41,204 deaths due to Covid-19 that had occurred till December 9, 66,000 applications from families of victims have been received on the portal -- mahacovid19relief.in, created to invite such applications.
🔴 A close contact is defined as a person who has been within 2 m or 6 ft from a person infected with Covid-19. Even being coughed upon by a person with Covid-19 infection can qualify one as a close contact.