After months of staying indoors and adapting to a new way of living, things started to get back on track in 2021, but just when the glimmer of hope sparked the brightest, and Covid-19 cases witnessed a significant drop, a new variant, Omicron, was discovered in South Africa. With a high transmissibility rate than the previously detected variants, the spread of Omicron has led to a sudden spike of cases in many counties. And with Delhi already declaring a ‘yellow alert’ earlier this week, following a surge in coronavirus cases, the government has imposed new guidelines and restrictions in the capital. According to a NDTV report, nearly 23 states in India have reported people infected with the new Covid strain, with Maharashtra topping the list with 450 Omicron cases.
While the sudden spike in Covid cases ruining new year celebration plans in major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kerala and others, the internet continues to come up with funny memes based on Omicron killing the new year buzz. Check out the hilarious memes here:
New year omicron
— ❣️𝕊𝕔𝕒𝕣 || 𝕋𝕒𝕪𝕝𝕠𝕣’𝕤 𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟 ||❣️ (@scars_n_stars13) December 30, 2021
Your plans for New Year’s Eve
— Κιουμπρικός 🎥🇬🇷 (@Kubrickman_gr) December 29, 2021
New year plans Omicron variant pic.twitter.com/NHLQBqDFuw
— Sai Theja (@csaitheja) December 1, 2021
Delhi Government bans Christmas and New Year gatherings due to Omicron.
South Delhi girls who made elaborate party plans : pic.twitter.com/SOs2Pe3HaO
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) December 22, 2021
My NewYear Plans Omicron variant pic.twitter.com/4Shg9GR7nQ
— Kai (@Lassi_Papi) December 29, 2021
Omicron to y’all New Year’s Eve plans: pic.twitter.com/l5YBGCJVlL
— Lil Daddy 🇻🇨 (@isit_branson) December 28, 2021
Me on the phone with Omicron every time it tries to ruin my New Year’s plans pic.twitter.com/GfZNTBHS7S
— Tommy Arashikage 嵐影 (@BlackBroseidon) December 31, 2021
Omicron ruining everyone’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve plans pic.twitter.com/LuGEBzCPJ6
— Liz Jenkins (@ej11lizzie) December 30, 2021
While the number of Omicron cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, WHO Director urged nations to operate together to end the pandemic. Talking about the coming year, he added, “2022 must be the year we end the pandemic.” On the other hand, WHO scientists and researchers continue to study the new strain but in a previously released statement, they did confirm Omicron’s high transmissibility rate which could reduce vaccine efficacy.
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