The government on Wednesday ruled out mixing Covid-19 vaccines for precautionary dose.

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Addressing a health briefing, Dr V K Paul said precautionary Covid-19 vaccine dose will be the same as the one given previously.
Covid-19 Active Cases India Jan 4 Updates, New Omicron Variant Cases in India, Children Dose Today News: India has reported over 6.3 times rise in Covid-19 cases in the last eight days, the government informed on Wednesday, while adding that a sharp increase has been witnessed in case positivity.

In the wake of surging Covid cases, Delhi became the first major metro to impose a weekend curfew. Officials said that all services, except shops selling essential items such as groceries, will be shut over the weekend.

 

 

And the earlier curbs on public transport, whereby the permitted occupancy was restricted to 50 per cent of total seats, has been removed. With Covid cases rising in the city, the Mumbai civic body has made rapid RT-PCR test mandatory for all international passengers landing at the international airport, as per revised guidelines. But health officials in the city are faced with another big crisis — amid a surge in demand for at-home antigen testing kits, they fear that many positive cases are going unreported.

India has reported over 6.3 times rise in Covid-19 cases in the last eight days, the government has informed, while adding that a sharp increase has been witnessed in case positivity from 0.79 per cent on 29 December 2021 to 5.03 per cent on 5 January 2022. Stating that Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Gujarat have emerged as states of concern due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Union health ministry added that 28 districts in the country have been reporting more than 10% weekly positivity, while 43 districts have reported weekly positivity between 5-10%.

Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Centre on Wednesday released revised guidelines for home isolation of mild/asymptomatic Covid-19 cases.

According to the new guidelines, issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, a patient under home isolation will stand discharged after 7 days from testing positive.

“Patient under home isolation will stand discharged and end isolation after at least 7 days have passed from testing positive and no fever for 3 successive days and they shall continue wearing masks. There is no need for re-testing after the home isolation period is over,” said the guidelines.

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