A makeshift marquee dedicated to Covid-19  is set up for the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, eastern India. Photo: EPA
A makeshift marquee dedicated to Covid-19 is set up for the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, eastern India. Photo: EPA

Omicron: rich Indians head to Dubai, US, UK for booster shots as New Delhi remains unconvinced about the science

  • The Indian government is under pressure to introduce booster vaccinations amid fears Omicron could spark a similar wave to the Delta variant
  • But with less than half of the population double-jabbed, New Delhi is reticent, citing a lack of scientific evidence. Still, the rich have an escape route

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A makeshift marquee dedicated to Covid-19  is set up for the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, eastern India. Photo: EPA
A makeshift marquee dedicated to Covid-19 is set up for the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, eastern India. Photo: EPA
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