“Test Those With Fever, Sore Throat For Covid”: Centre To States

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India is witnessing a surge in Covid cases yet again.

New Delhi:

Anyone with fever, headache, sore throat, breathlessness, body ache, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, and diarrhea should be considered as a suspect case of Covid, and must be tested, the centre told states today amid a scare over a third wave and an uptick in cases, believed to be driven by the Omicron variant.

The new variant, which has brought back worldwide curbs, is said to be “highly infectious” – a majority of cases, however, have been reported to be mild.

All those with symptoms should “immediately isolate themselves and follow home isolation guidelines,” the central government has said.

A jump in daily infections in the country – especially in big cities – has sparked fresh worry, months after the healthcare system buckled under the pressure of the second Covid wave.

India has logged over 1,200 Omicron cases so far – a large number of these have been reported from Maharashtra and Delhi.  The country today recorded 16,764 cases – the highest daily surge in several weeks. 

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