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Breaking New Highlights| Maharashtra Reports 133 New Omicron Cases, State’s Tally Crosses 1,000

Breaking News Highlights January 8, 2022: All breaking news and major updates from India and around the world.

Updated: January 8, 2022 11:38 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Analiza Pathak

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Breaking News Highlights January 8, 2022: Amid the rapid surge in coronavirus cases and increased risk of Omicron infection in India, several states across the country have imposed stricter curbs to contain the viral infection. Many states and Union Territories, including Delhi, Karnataka, Chandigarh, Odisha, and Assam have imposed either curfews or renewed safety restrictions to stop the spread of the virus. While Delhi an Karnataka is preparing for a 55-hour weekend curfew from 10 pm on Friday. India, yesterday, recorded above one lakh positive cases after 214 days, taking the total reported caseload to 3,52,26,386. This includes 3,007 Omicron cases reported from 27 states and UTs, according to data from the union health ministry data.

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Published Date: January 8, 2022 6:47 AM IST

Updated Date: January 8, 2022 11:38 PM IST