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Omicron fuels India third wave as Mumbai prepares for ‘tsunami’ of Covid cases

There are hopes this outbreak will not be as deadly as the devastating wave in April 2021, which saw crematoriums overwhelmed

India is in the midst of a Covid third wave, officials have said, as the spread of Omicron has led to a doubling of cases in recent days and curfews being imposed on cities across the country.

“India is clearly in the third wave of Covid-19, and the whole thing seems driven by Omicron,” said Dr N K Arora, chairman of the Covid-19 working group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, who cited the “galloping increase” of cases seen over the past week as evidence.

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