Chennai: World Health Organization (WHO) experts, including Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan, have warned the Tamil Nadu Health Department about the possibility of a sudden eruption in the case of Omicron.
Experts warn that Omicron cases may increase, following inadequate vaccines and lack of proper behavior for Covid during the upcoming festival season.
Swaminasan said in a review meeting with the chief minister, health minister and health ministry officials on Friday, virtually that variants of Omicron may not have time to prepare for healthcare providers.
WHO chief scientists have warned that Omicron variants are highly contagious and evade antibodies and immunity, according to state health officials. Experts warned the government to have more beds, oxygen cylinders, medicines and test kits.
State Health Minister J. Radhakrishnan urged people to modestly celebrate Christmas, New Year and Pongal.
He said people had to try a virtual celebration with an online “Darshan” instead of a physical visit to a religious place.
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However, the state government does not impose any new restrictions, and existing regulations will continue until December 31st.
https://www.siasat.com/who-experts-warn-tn-of-sudden-spurt-in-omicron-cases-2247785/ WHO experts warn TN about sudden eruptions in Omicron’s case