Kolkata’s municipal company declared 17 micro containment zones in residential clusters the place greater than 5 infections have been reported. Individuals dwelling within the zones should not allowed to depart the realm to attempt to include the unfold of the illness.
Ajoy Chakrobarty, the state’s director of well being providers, stated he was holding conferences with personal hospitals to make sure well being services are able to cope with the rising variety of instances.
India witnessed a devastating second wave of Covid-19 final yr when the day by day common variety of new instances peaked at round 400,000.
Caseloads had dropped considerably since then. For a lot of months the nationwide tally remained nicely below 10,000 instances a day.
Now, officers and medical specialists worry the Omicron variant would possibly gasoline a 3rd wave of the illness.