Kolkata’s municipal company declared 17 micro containment zones in residential clusters the place greater than 5 infections have been reported. Folks residing within the zones aren’t allowed to depart the world to attempt to comprise 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 take care of the rising variety of circumstances.
India witnessed a devastating second wave of Covid-19 final yr when the each day common variety of new circumstances peaked at round 400,000.
Caseloads had dropped considerably since then. For a lot of months the nationwide tally remained effectively beneath 10,000 circumstances a day.
Now, officers and medical consultants concern the Omicron variant may gas a 3rd wave of the illness.