Manali Police, investigating the incident, slapped fine of Rs 13,500 on the car driver
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.
After hitting the coast, it is not expected to cause much destruction. Due to Cyclone Jawad, heavy rain is taking place in Puri, Odisha. Although the possibility of damage is less due to the weakening of Cyclone Jawad, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an alert.
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."
The person who tested positive for Omicron in Delhi has returned from Tanzania. He is admitted to LNJP Hospital.
In this incident, at least 12 villagers were killed while a soldier was martyred. All these villagers were from Oting, a village adjacent to India's border with Myanmar.
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.
There are three types of immunity - natural immunity coming from infection, vaccine immunity coming from vaccines and hybrid immunity, in which a person who has previously been infected also gets vaccinated.
Puducherry government has ramped up vaccination drive and administer jab to all the eligible people in the Union Territory.
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.