The Global Times report. He stressed that the variant has resulted in cluster infections in nursing homes, construction sites and schools as the cases of COVID-19 were particularly reported in Chaoyang, Changping, Haidian, Fengtai and Tongzhou. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu of the WHO cited the same as the primary reason for the same. "The virus is evolving, changing its behaviour," said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu.
"With that... changing your measures will be very important." Another reason for the spread is the poor vaccination rate in the country. The BBC report cited, only about half of people in China aged 80 and above have received their primary vaccinations, with fewer than 20% of them having secured a booster.
Fewer than 60% of the 60-69 age group is fully vaccinated. The reason that is worrying for India is that the Omicron BF.7 variant, which is causing the current surge in China and has reached the United States, UK, Australia, and Belgium was detected in India last month. Citing the same, Kerala Health Expert Dr.
Rajeev Jayadevan told news agency ANI that even though the country is showing a sharp decrease in cases, the pandemic isn't over, and precautions still need to be taken. He said, "What we must realise is that the pandemic is not over. There will be periodic regional surges that especially coincide with festivals and group gatherings.
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