“Omicron Spreads Fast But Is Weak, Like Viral Fever”: Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow: The Omicron variant is spreading fast but there is no need to panic as the virus has “weakened”, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today, dismissing reports that the new variant of coronavirus will trigger a third wave.

“Omicron spreads fast but causes very mild disease. The virus has weakened. It is like viral fever but precautions are necessary. However, there is no need to panic,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

He said it has been seen that the omicron is not as lethal as the Delta variant and added that infected patients are getting fully cured of the omicron variant in 4-5 days.

“During the Delta variant that was prevalent during March-April, it was seen that people were taking 15-25 days to recover. Covid complications were also reported in patients. However, this is not the case with Omicron,” he said.

‘Omicron Spreads Fast But Is Weak, Like Viral Fever’: Yogi Adityanath

Eight people have been infected with the Omicron variant in Uttar Pradesh since the first case was reported in the country in late November, according to the Health Ministry. Of these four people have recovered, as per the data.

This morning, Uttar Pradesh added 552 fresh Covid cases to take its overall tally to over 17 lakh. 22, 916 people have died due to Covid-related complications so far.

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