The 25-year-old man arrived in India via Dubai and landed in Chennai on Saturday. He was tested positive for COVID-19 during the RTPCR test at the airport.
The precautions and steps to be taken remain same as before, says government, adding, "It is essential to mask yourself properly, take both doses of vaccines (if not yet vaccinated), maintain social distancing and maintain good ventilation to the maximum possible."
How the new variant is going to affect the Indian population too is still very sketchy. However, the scale and magnitude of rise in cases and most importantly the severity of disease that will be caused is still not clear.
According to recent research, the mental and physical health of college students declined even after the introduction of vaccines and the easing of social distancing methods.
However, there is no need to be afraid of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus. This is because the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus is expected to reach the big cities of India with only mild symptoms.
A new study has found that moderate to vigorous physical activity is associated with risk reductions of non-communicable diseases and mortality.
Amid concerns over the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday asked people not to panic and advised them to remain vigilant.
A 33-year-old person, who recently returned from South Africa, tested positive for the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, Maharashtra Health Department informed.
Gujarat Health Department on Saturday confirmed the state's first case of new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, reported in Jamnagar.
INSACOG has recommended Centre to consider booster dose for those who are 40 years and older amid concerns over new coronavirus variant, Omicron.