Hong Kong residents braced for a city-wide lockdown, emptying supermarkets and pharmacies on Tuesday, even as leader Carrie Lam called for calm and appealed for the public not to worry over a compulsory mass COVID-19 testing plan. Mass testing for the city’s 7.4 million residents is set to take place over nine days starting in the second half of March, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported, citing an unidentified source. Reuters
Coronavirus India Live News: New Omicron Variant Symptoms and Cases in India, Coronavirus Vaccine Registration Latest Update, Covid-19 India Latest News Live: Mass testing for Hon Kong’s 7.4 million residents is set to take place over nine days starting in the second half of March, the South China Morning Post reports
Covid-19 India Live News, New Omicron Variant Cases in India, Coronavirus Vaccine Statistics and Registration Latest Update Live, March 1: India has recorded 6,915 new Coronavirus infections, 180 deaths and 16,864 recoveries, as per the official data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday. The country’s active caseload stands at 92,472. The data suggests that the daily Covid-19 cases have been recorded at less than one lakh for 23 consecutive days.
As India sees the receding third wave of Omicron-driven coronavirus infections, a new study has warned that the country will see yet another round of new Covid cases sometime in June. The IIT-Kanpur yet-to-be peer-reviewed study says that the fourth wave of coronavirus will hit India in June and peak in August. This shows the cyclical nature of the virus, giving us an indication that the danger can’t be ruled out completely. Though the daily cases have seen a sharp decline, the subsequent spike in coming days can’t be ignored.
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Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: Hong Kong residents brace for citywide lockdown as leader calls for calm