The variant is becoming dominant around the world. The UN health body also cautioned of increasing evidence that Omicron is able to evade immunity but has less disease severity as compared to other variants.
Despite less severity, it is highly transmissible and people are still being hospitalised.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) also extended the cashless treatment facility for Covid-19 treatment for all employees, and their family members, for three more months or till the number of cases comes down.
Overall, there has been no significant difference in the symptoms of the Delta and Omicron variants.