Omicron threat: AIIMS chief raises concern, says “Be prepared for any eventuality”

So far, India has reported 150 cases of the Omicron variant, following which AIIMS chief Randeep Guleria has issued concern and said that “we need to monitor it closely and be prepared for any eventuality.”

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On Sunday, All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Chief Randeep Guleria said that amid the increasing Omicron cases in the United Kingdom we should get prepared for any of the eventuality. 

“We should prepare and hope that things are not as bad as in the United Kingdom. We need more data on Omicron. Whenever there is a surge in cases in other parts of the world, we need to monitor it closely and be prepared for any eventuality. It is better to stay prepared than to get caught off-guard,” said Randeep Guleria, while talking to ANI. 

So far, India has reported around 150 Omicron cases. On the same breath, another 12,133 Omicron cases have been recorded in the UK, the biggest daily increase since the Covid-19 variant was detected in the country, taking the total Omicron cases found in the country to 37,101, according to UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). 

The government has already given guidelines over to the states to control the spread. Instant testing is being performed on international airports. The positively reported travellers have been quarantined as per the guidelines. 

The first case of the variant was reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) from South Africa on November 25.