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Telangana reports 12 new Omicron cases in the last 24 hours

Today News | Coronavirus Vaccine | Omicron

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Kerala said on Monday it will implement a night curfew from December 30 to January 2 (10pm to 5 am), becoming the latest Indian state to implement such a measure to contain rising cases. No New Year celebrations will be allowed after 10pm on December 31, said the state government. Uttarakhand is imposing an 11 pm to 5 am curfew from Monday for an indefinite number of days.

The first recipients of the booster or "precautionary" dose of vaccines will be for people older than 60 with associated comorbidities, and those who got their second dose nine months ago, CoWIN platform Chief Dr RS Sharma told ANI. Teens aged 15-18, who are now eligible for the shot, will be able to register on the CoWIN platform from Jan 1.

The central government has told states to impose restrictions to control crowds during year-end celebrations, urging them "not let their guard down" as cases rise amid fear of fast-spreading variant of the virus.

There is "need for greater foresight, data analysis, dynamic decision making, and strict and prompt containment actions at the local and district levels," said Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla in a letter to states and union territories.



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First Published: Mon, December 27 2021. 07:35 IST