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87 percent of the new cases in Hyderabad are of Omicron:- The government of Telangana made it clear that there is no chance of imposing lockdown in the state and the government asked the people to be extra cautious and step out of their homes only if there is a necessity. The facemasks and social distancing guidelines are asked to be strictly followed and implemented by the Telangana Health Department. The Omicron variant is now spreading at a fast pace across the limits of Hyderabad. The health officials have collected the samples of the new cases between January 1st and 5th which are tested positive for coronavirus and they were sent for genome sequencing.
87 percent of the samples told that the variant found was of Omicron. 103 samples from the limits of GHMC are sent for genome sequencing and 90 among them are traced as Omicron variant and 13 of them are of the Delta variant. Dr G Srinivasa Rao said that 70 percent of the cases tested positive in Telangana are of the Omicron variant. So considering the spread and the recent registered cases, the Omicron cases will be higher than the predictions. The government of Telangana also revealed that they would not announce the new Omicron cases reported in the state in the coming weeks. The normal cases too have seen a huge rise and close to 3000 new cases are reported in the state on a regular basis. Telangana Chief Minister KCR has been in touch with the Health officials and is conducting review meetings on a regular basis.