As the latest sub-variants hit different parts of the world including China, city doctors believe one still needs to take precautions to avoid getting affected by them. Even as they say XBB is much stronger than the others, they suggest maintaining physical separation and getting a booster dose
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As many as four cases of Omicron’s sub-variant BF.7 have been reported in India in the last two weeks. It is one of two variants, the other being XBB, which are on the rise in China. Even as the number of cases of the new sub-variant are low here, India reported 175 new cases on January 3. While this may look like the cases in the country are at its lowest, if there’s anything the last two years have taught us, it is to not take Covid or its variants for granted.