In view of the concern surrounding Omicron variant, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday, 7 December pushed the administration to announce "additional" COVID vaccine doses for healthcare, frontline workers, and immunocompromised individuals, PTI reported.
Saying that it is scientifically evident that the Omicron cases will increase, the agency stated, "If we do not take adequate measures, we may have a massive third wave."
On Monday, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had stated that 85 percent of India's eligible adult population had been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile, as per data on Tuesday morning, India reported its lowest single-day rise in cases in 558 days with 6,822 new infections on Monday.
Two more cases of Omicron variant were reported in Mumbai on the evening of Sunday, 6 December, taking Maharashtra's tally to 10.
India's tally of Omicron currently stands at 23.
Nine people tested positive for Omicron in Rajasthan on Sunday.
Seven new cases of Omicron were reported from Maharashtra.
Delhi reported its first case in a 37-year-old man who had returned from Tanzania.
India's first two cases were reported from Karnataka.
Canada Returnee & UK Returnee Test COVID Positive in MP, Sample Sent for Genome Sequencing: Bhopal District Admin
Two persons who returned Madhya Pradesh from the United Kingdom and Canada, respectively, have tested positive for COVID-19, reported ANI, citing Bhopal District Administration.
Their samples were sent for genome sequencing, the administration reportedly added.
Kerala Reports 4,656 New Cases
Kerala reports 4,656 new cases, 28 deaths, and 5,180 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Active cases in the state stand at 40,072.
Delhi Reports 51 New COVID Cases
Delhi, on Tuesday evening, reported 51 new cases, 19 recoveries and 0 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Total cases 14,41,449
Total recoveries 14,15,974
Death toll 25,099
Active cases 376