A worker sanitises the premises of the Taj Mahal in Agra on Saturday on December 4, 2021, joining efforts by civic and govt agencies to step up safety measures for the Omicron variant. (PTI Photo)
Before that, a 72-yeard-old man who returned from Zimbabwe was found infected with Omicron in Gujarat’s Jamnagar. India reported 8,603 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the total to 34.62 million. Deaths rose by 415 to 470,530.
A person died in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh after a tree fell on him in heavy rain caused in Jawad’s wake, PTI reported. Odisha, which tackled by cyclones ‘Gulab’ and ‘Yaas’ this year, took a sigh of relief as the weather office said Jawad is ebbing.