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special emphasis on areas reporting more than 10% positivity rate or more than 60% occupancy of beds in intensive care or intensive care, The time of India reported.

On Saturday, a 35-year-old man with a history of travel to Zimbabwe and South Africa tested positive for Omicron, becoming the second patient of the new COVID-19 variant in Delhi. He is admitted to the LNJP hospital and has only weaknesses, officials said.

He returned to India from Zimbabwe and even traveled to South Africa, the sources said, adding that he was fully vaccinated. The man is from Andhra Pradesh and was admitted to hospital on December 5.

The LNJP hospital has been designated for the treatment of patients infected with the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The hospital currently has 35 patients. As of Friday evening, 31 patients were admitted to the hospital while four patients were brought there on Saturday, according to sources.

Meanwhile, Australia said on Sunday it would reduce the wait time for people to receive COVID-19 booster vaccines following an increase in cases of the Omicron variant.

Australia had previously said it would offer a COVID-19 booster to anyone over the age of 18 who received their second dose of the vaccine six months previously.

But with the increase in cases of the Omicron variant, Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said the time interval would be reduced to five months after the second dose.

“A booster dose, five months or more after the second dose, will ensure that the protection of the primary course is even stronger and longer lasting and should help prevent the spread of the virus,” Hunt said in an emailed statement. .

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