India’s largest cities in India, including Delhi and India’s financial center Mumbai, have recently seen a surge in confirmed cases, including the Omicron variant that has caused a wave of new infections in other parts of the world. India today announced more than 27,000 new cases of COVID-19, and the number of confirmed cases has risen sharply for five consecutive days. However, Chief Minister Kriwar of New Delhi said that there is no need to panic because of the low hospitalization rate.
There are more than 30,000 new diagnoses in Australia every day. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that although the number of new diagnoses in Australia has risen with the Omicron invasion because Omicron is a different variant strain, the number is not the focus of the government. Scott Morrison believes that the Australian government should deal with Omicron in a new contingency way, like changing gears at any time while driving. Scott Morrison emphasized that the days of lockdown are over and Australia will move forward and will not go back.
US White House Chief Epidemic Prevention Expert Fauci said today that due to the spread of the mutant Omicron strain across the United States, the United States is experiencing an almost vertical increase in confirmed cases, but the peak period may be only a few weeks. Fauci pointed out that the precedent in South Africa shows some optimistic expectations. Omicron was first discovered in South Africa in November last year, and soon reached the peak of the infection and fade away at the same speed.
To prevent cases of Omicron infection from overwhelming the already overwhelmed medical system, the Netherlands has implemented several epidemic prevention bans, including the number of people in gatherings not exceeding two. The vast majority of protesters who did not wear masks or did not abide by the social regulations, ignored the order not to hold demonstrations, and proceeded along the main roads in the city, playing music during the march, and holding yellow umbrellas, symbolizing opposition to the government’s anti-epidemic measures, and clashed with police armed with batons and shields. The Netherlands suddenly announced the closure of the city on December 19 last year, and the government ordered all shops, restaurants, hair salons, gyms, museums, and other public places that are not necessary for people’s livelihood to close until at least the 14th of this month.