India is duelling to contain the spread of the brand-new Omicron variant of Covid.

The country was hit hard during the second motioned of coronavirus earlier this year and was criticised for not telling the world early enough about Delta, which spread quickly and became the dominant variant across the globe.

More than half of India’s adult population is fully injected. That nonetheless still leaves hundreds of millions at risk and doctors have warned that if an Omicron-fuelled third billow punches, medical facilities could still be overrun very quickly.

“We are just starting to see an uptick in the number of patients … these are double inoculated people starting to get infection again, ” says Dr Sumit Ray, from Holy Family Hospital in Delhi.

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