As per reports, Muscle aches could be a common symptom of Coronavirus. In addition, people experience mild respiratory symptoms along with severe muscle pain. The two most common areas where people feel pain in the case of the Omicron variant are the legs and shoulders. Notably, people infected with Omicron Variant, complain about numbness and weakness in the legs, and stiffness in the shoulders.
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India, on January 25, reported 2,55,874 new COVID-19 cases. Besides new cases, the nation reported 614 deaths, taking the tally to 4,89,848. With new updates by MoHFW, active cases stood at 22,36,842 with 15.5% positivity rate. In addition, recoveries from Coronavirus is at 3,70,71,898 including 2,67,753 discharged cases in the past 24 hours. Moreover, the nation wide vaccination drive administered 162.92 crore COVID-19 doses.
The Union Ministry of Health said that India reported 1,68,063 new COVID-19 cases, 69,959 recoveries, and 277 deaths in the last 24 hours, on January 11. The total number of cases has gone down by 11,660 compared to January 10. Reportedly, India's Omicron tally has climbed to 4,461. Maharashtra reported 1,247 Omicron cases. The daily positivity rate in the country stands at 10.64%, slightly declining from January 10, at 13.29%.
After Delta, Delta Plus and Omicron, a new variant of COVID-19 named "Deltacron" has been reported in Cyprus. Researchers say that it is a mix of "Delta" & "Omicron" variant. Dr. Leondios Kostrikis said, the variant has been found in 25 samples. The Cyprus Health Minister, on January 8, said, it's nothing to worry about at the moment.
Amid rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Puducherry Govt imposed additional curbs, on January 6. The Government asked malls, markets and other public places to operate with 50% occupancy. In addition, public transport are also asked to operate with 50% capacity, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and Omicron cases in the region. The additional restrictions will be in effect until January 31, along with night curfew.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot tested positive for COVID-19, on January 6. He took to Twitter and said, "This evening I got my COVID test done, which came positive. I have very mild symptoms and no other problems. All the people who came in contact with me today are requested to isolate themselves and get their COVID test done". Notably, Gehlot's son Vaibhav Gehlot also tested COVID-19 positive.
At least 125 passengers of a chartered from Italy, tested COVID-19 positive, on January 6. Flight landed at Amritsar, at 1:30 pm from Milan. Of the total 179 passengers, 125 tested positive, as Italy is said to be high risk countries for COVID-19 and its new variant Omicron. Furthermore, all the positive patients will be sent for institutional quarantine in Amritsar. Notably, flight was operated by EuroAtlantic Airways.
Omicron, new variant of COVID-19, continues to rise in Kerala, with 29 new cases, on January 3. The Kerala Health Minister Veena George said, "Among those found infected today, 25 came from low-risk countries, two from high-risk countries and two in Alappuzha contracted the disease from their contacts, taking the overall tally to 181. In addition, 42 people were discharged, taking the active Omicron tally to 139 in Kerala.
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Amid the rising number of Omicron and COVID-19 cases, the West Bengal Government imposed restrictions, on January 2. According to notice, gyms, sports academics, salon, educational institutions, spa, tourist places and zoo would remain closed, until January 15. In addition, metro, buses and restaurants will run until 10 PM with 50% occupancy. Local trains and malls will be work with 50% capacity till 5 pm and 7 pm, respectively.
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The Election Commission, on December 30, addressed a press conference and said, 'no delay' in the UP 2022 Assembly elections. "Representatives of all political parties met us and told us that election should be conducted on time following all COVID-19 protocols," said EC Commissioner Sushil Chandra. Despite Omicron threat, political parties wants to hold 2022 assembly election, with arrangements like 'door step voting' for elderly, disabled… read-more
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