India has been recording rising cases of the newly discovered Omicron variant of Coronavirus, which has been announced as a Variant of Concern (VoC) by WHO.
So far, a total of 24 Omicron cases have been registered in the country. The first two cases of the deadly variant were found in Karnataka on December 2. Subsequently, cases were then detected
According to officials, two new Omicron cases were registered on Monday. The Maharashtra government has said that 37 people from South Africa and another 36 people from the US have been infected with the virus. This brings the total number of Omicron cases in Maharashtra to 10.
According to experts, the number of Omicron cases in the country is likely to peak in January and February. Due to this, experts warn that there is a risk of a Covid-19 third wave threat in the country in 60 days. However, IIT Kanpur Professor Manindra Agrawal said the impact would be small. He pointed out that there is no need for a lockdown in the country and that its severity could be curtailed through crowd control sanctions.