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Omicron: Huge number of Covid cases on second Italy-India flight

According to Indian officials, the majority of passengers arriving in India on a flight from Italy have tested positive for Covid for a second time in two days.

On Friday, 173 out of 285 passengers aboard the flight from Rome to Amritsar tested positive on arrival.

It follows more than a hundred people testing positive after arriving in Amritsar from Milan on Wednesday.

On Thursday, cases in Italy reached a new record of nearly 220,000.

India reported more than 100,000 cases on Friday – experts believe Omicron is causing the sharp jump in infections the country has seen in the last week.

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