Omicron BF.7 in India; experts advise exercising extreme caution as a fresh wave could develop around Diwali

New Delhi: With Diwali only a week away, medical professionals have cautioned against spreading the covid strains BA.7 and BA.5.1.7, which are reportedly more infectious and more easily transmissible.

Omicron BF.7

The Gujarat Biotechnology Research Center reportedly discovered this new Omicron variant.

After originating from a part of Mongolia in China, the Omicron sub-variants BA.5.1.7 and BF.7 are now spreading to other areas and creating new risks.

Due of the numerous parties and get-togethers that occur over the course of the five-day Diwali festival, health experts advise taking extra precautions. The primary defense against the deadly virus continues to be social distancing and masking up.

According to two studies, researchers have found that BF.7 can escape the antibodies from prior illnesses or vaccinations better than the numerous other omicron sub-variants.

Covid cases are increasing in Delhi

According to official statistics, Delhi is seeing an increase in Covid-19 cases, with the test positivity rate rising above 2%.

Delhi observed 135 new cases of Covid-19 despite the fact that no deaths were reported in the previous two days. Last week, the city witnessed 112 cases with a 1.75 percent test positivity rate, and on Saturday, there were 130 cases with a 1.84 percent positivity rate.

Is the new Omicron variant deadly?

Concerns have been raised by experts regarding the new variant’s pace of transmission, which early indications suggest may be able to penetrate the layer of vaccine immunity.

Omicron BF.7 symptoms

Omicron BF.7 has the same symptoms as all other variants, but doctors think that the body pains are considerably more hurting.

  • Congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Cough and a cold
  • Runny nose
  • High fever

Disclaimer: The article contains advice that is meant to be general information purposes and should not be taken as expert medical advice. Before beginning any fitness program or altering your diet, always consult with your doctor or a dietician.

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