Precautionary measures taken across nation to restrict Omicron spread

As winters arrive, the nation gears up to celebrate many festivals, but along with the celebration, it is also important to stay safe

Since its detection in South Africa, Omicron has been a cause of fear, affecting many lives across the world.
Due to its rapid spread, every country has taken all necessary precautions to restrict the spread of the virus. On Wednesday, the Delhi government announced to ban all events and gatherings during Christmas and New Year in the national capital.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has been ordered to identify the potential coronavirus super spreader areas in Delhi ahead of New Year and Christmas.
On the other hand, the Haryana government has announced in its guidelines that people who are not fully vaccinated against the deadly will not be allowed to enter public areas, including malls, banks, offices and restaurants, from January 1.
The Assam government also announced that all the government employees should get vaccinated against the coronavirus if they want salary.
The Punjab government has also announced that government employees who would be unable to produce their vaccination certificate will be exempted from their salary. Therefore, all the employees have to upload their vaccination certificates on the Punjab government's portal.
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The Assam government also announced that all the government employees should get vaccinated against the coronavirus if they want a salary.
Even though no Omicron cases has been detected in Assam so far, the state Health Minister Keshab Mahanta on Tuesday stated that there would be no more lockdown in the state and a new SOP will be announced only if the state detects any Omicron cases in the future.
Soon after Christmas, the country will gear up for the new year celebrations. In most cases, celebration means more gatherings in homes and public places.
In such a case, the citizen can contribute by following their covid norms.



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