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A health official takes swab sample of a person on a street for COVID-19 test, amid concern over rising Omicron cases, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)
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A health official takes swab sample of a person on a street for COVID-19 test, amid concern over rising Omicron cases, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

Rajesh Kumar
Here are the best of Business Standard's opinion pieces for Wednesday.

Concerns have begun to grow about the impact of the current wave of the pandemic on livelihoods in India. The Omicron variant, which is highly transmissible but appears to be relatively mild in terms of fatalities, has nevertheless led to reduced mobility and increased public health-related restrictions on economic activity. In this context, our lead editorial notes that the government will need to re-examine its portfolio of short-term palliatives – some cash payouts and free grain supply, the expanded rural employment guarantee, financial relief to smaller enterprises, the

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First Published: Jan 19 2022 | 6:30 AM IST

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