Daily News Updates: Fresh cases of Omicron reported in Maharashtra, Bengal and Tamil Nadu; Bombay HC relaxes Aryan Khan’s bail conditions

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Noting that Aryan Khan shall attend office at Delhi as and when summoned with a 72-hour prior notice

Live updates: Delhi on Thursday reported four more cases of Omicron, taking the total count to 10, PTI reported Health Minister Satyendar Jain said to ANI.

Aryan Khan will not have to appear before the Mumbai zonal office of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) every Friday as required under the court order granting him bail, the Bombay high court ruled on Wednesday.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: On Wednesday, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu reported their first Omicron cases. In Bengal, a seven-year-old boy, resident of Murshidabad district, tested positive for the new coronavirus variant. The boy had recently returned to Bengal from Abu Dhabi via Hyderabad. In Tamil Nadu, a 47-year-old who had arrived from Nigeria was found to be infected with Omicron. 

Maharashtra recorded four more cases of the new variant on Wednesday, taking its toll to 32. The Centre wrote to the state on Tuesday about a rise in weekly Covid-19 caseload between November 26 and December 9. However, the public health officers attribute it to the surge in daily testing under the surveillance programme of Omicron. Meanwhile, India on Thursday recorded 7,974 Covid-19 cases and 343 deaths. With 7,948 recoveries, the active cases in the country stood at 87,245.

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Source: The Times of India

Aryan Khan Bail Updates: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan will not have to appear before the Mumbai zonal office of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) every Friday as required under the court order granting him bail, the Bombay high court ruled on Wednesday accepting the request by the 24-year-old to relax the bail conditions since NCB’s zonal office is not handling his case any longer.

Justice NW Sambre allowed relaxation on Wednesday and ordered Arya Khan, 24, to appear before the SIT in Delhi as and when directed by the agency. The high court told NCB to give Khan at least a 72-hour notice to make the travel arrangements. The judge also modified another bail condition that required Aryan to furnish his itinerary to the NCB every time he travels out of Mumbai.