Scientific Adviser : Spread of Omicron cases in U.K. could be faster than that in South Africa
The Omicron variant of coronavirus may be spreading fast in England than in South Africa and the confirmed infections are set to soar in the coming weeks, according to a senior scientific adviser, Prof John Edmunds, a member of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group.
So far, the number of omicron cases 817 confirmed by Thursday, though officials say the real figure is likely much higher – is small compared with the daily average of 48,000 new coronavirus cases overall.
The U.K. Health Security Agency said Wednesday that omicron is displaying a significant growth advantage over the delta variant, “meaning that it is likely to outcompete delta in the U.K. and become the dominant variant.”
Three passengers who arrived in Goa from the United Kingdom have tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. According to the Goa health minister, the Covid-19 infected passengers were in AI 146 flight which was carrying 234 other passengers as well. Said 234 passengers are mandatorily to undergo home quarantine and will be retested on Day 8 or earlier if found symptomatic.