Omicron in India: Is India Prepared for a Possible Spread?

Episode 838,  Dec 03, 2021, 02:07 PM

Life to a large extent was coming back to some level of normalcy in India after the country witnessed a deadly second wave earlier this year.

But with a new variant of COVID-19, Omicron, being reported all around the world last week and now also in India, everyone is sitting up in their chair to enquire about what the deal is with this variant.

The first two cases of the Omicron in India were detected on 2 December. Both these cases were detected in Karnataka and both patients have recovered from the virus.

So now that Omicron is in India, how concerned should you be? And more importantly, how prepared is India?

Guest: Dr Chandrakant Lahariya, epidemiologist and health systems expert 

Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram
Editor: Shorbori Purkayastha

Music: Big Bang Fuzz

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