India’s Omicron tally rises to 21: Tracking the spread of new coronavirus strain

The Omicron is believed to be containing more mutations than any other variant of coronavirus. It a also considered to be more resistant to vaccines. India has put in place several strict measures for international travellers to control the spread of the new strain.

Seventeen new cases were detected on Sunday alone. Most of those who tested positive either recently arrived from African countries or were in contact with such people.

The central government has put in place strict travel restrictions on people arriving from abroad, especially from countries identified as ‘at risk’.

The emergence of the new strain of coronavirus has also dented India’s plans to restart international travel from December 15.