Coronavirus Variants and Vaccinations, Coronavirus Active Cases in India News, November 27 Highlights: The markets crashed the world over, airport shutdowns have been reintroduced and several nations are looking at new round of curbs as the newest variant of novel coronavirus – Omicron – was detected in Africa. While the WHO has said that it would not be wise to jump to conclusions and resort to knee-jerk reactions, health experts and policymakers have said that the the evolution of Omicron highlights a troubling aspect of the new world order in the times of the cintagion. It is the vaccine inequity that has played a key role in creating favourable conditions for the virus to circulate and mutate.
In India, the government has said that as of now, no cases of Omicron have been detected so far. But it should not lead to any complacency. We need to be prepared for every eventuality as well as increase the national vaccine coverage.
Here are the latest and verified Covid updates from India and around the globe: