‘India in danger zone…’: Centre’s warning over decline in mask usage amid Omicron threat

The Centre expressed concern over the decline in the use of face masks in the country and said that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against it as the global scene of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is disturbing. "Mask usage is declining. We have to remember that both vaccines and masks are important. We should learn from the global situation," said Dr VK Paul, Member-Health of NITI Aayog, while addressing the health briefing. As far as protection capability is concerned, Paul said that India is now operating at a risky and unacceptable level. Watch the full video for more.