New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In today's 'Breaking News, Latest Updates', we at English Jagran will continue our focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising Omicron cases in India. Omicron tally in India has crossed the grim mark of 550 with experts warning that it could trigger a third wave of the pandemic in the country. Amid this, several states have reimposed curbs and urged people to keep New Year celebrations low key to check the cases.

Here are the LIVE Updates of December 28:

1:20 pm: As the COVID19 positivity rate has been above 0.5% for the past few days, we are enforcing Level-I (Yellow alert) of the Graded Response Action Plan. A detailed order on restrictions to be implemented will be released soon: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

1:15 pm: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced Yello Alert in the national capital in wake of the rising COVID-19 cases in the city.  

12:30 pm: The road built at an altitude of 19000 feet on the Umling-La pass in southern Ladakh, has now become the world's highest motorable road. This road will not only facilitate faster dispatch of armed forces but also give a boost to tourism in the region: Defence Minister

12:00 pm: Former cricketer Dinesh Mongia to join Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi today.

11:52 am: We all must behave like we legislators of the state and in a way that suites a lawmaker of such a great democracy. We don't represent dogs, roosters or cats, so we should avoid mimicking their sounds: Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar in the Assembly

11:45 am: All legislators will be provided with a copy of behavioural guidelines to be followed in the Assembly: Maharashtra Assembly Deputy Speaker in the House after Disciplinary Committee's meeting on recent complaints about the behaviour of Opposition and Treasury benches MLAs

11:30 am: Delhi | Resident doctors of various hospitals protest over delay in NEET-PG counselling "Today also we are trying to march towards Supreme Court. Yesterday we tried to go but Police stopped us and beat up our resident doctors," says a protester

10:45 am: Video emerges showing BJP leader Nitesh Rane taunting Maharashtra min Aaditya Thackeray as he enters Vidhan Bhavan on December 23 Shiv Sena's demand for Nitesh Rane's suspension from the Assembly led to brief adjournment of the session y'day

10:30 am: We've come here to meet Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi. Our various demands are pending including waiving off the debt of farmers & laborers, sugarcane prices. If Punjab govt fulfills our demand,we'll end our 'rail roko' agitation: SS Pandher, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee

10:15 am Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Eknath Gaikwad tests positive for COVID19 with mild symptoms.

10:00 am: When PM holds election rallies, inaugurates various projects, misses Parliament proceedings, then, why should Assembly elections be stopped? Elections should be held: Mallikarjun Kharge, Cong on TS Singh Deo's statement that polls in 5 States should be held early

9:45 am: Madhya Pradesh | India Meteorological Department predicts 'thunderstorm with rain' in Bhopal today, minimum temperature to remain around 11 degrees Celcius

9:30 am: A prominent member of Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) Jaswinder Singh Multani, who is allegedly linked to the Ludhiana District Court Complex blast case, was held in Germany on December 27.

9:15 am: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to hold a high-level review meeting today on the prevailing COVID19 situation.

9:00 am: COVID19 | India reports 6,358 new cases and 6,450 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Active caseload currently stands at 75,456. Recovery Rate currently at 98.40% Omicron case tally stands at 653.

8:30 am: A team of the Election Commission of India will be on a three-day visit to Uttar Pradesh from December 28 to take stock of the poll preparedness ahead of the State Assembly elections in 2022

7:50 am: PM Narendra Modi to visit Kanpur today, to address the 54th convocation at IIT Kanpur after which he will inaugurate the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project & the Bina-Panki Multiproduct Pipeline Project

7:40 am: Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) calls for complete withdrawal from all healthcare services across the country from 8 am on December 29 "in protest against brute force by Delhi Police against doctors."

7:30 am: Doctors' protest at ITO | FIR registered under Section 188 and other sections for causing obstruction in the duty of police personnel, and damaging public property during the protest: Delhi Police

7:20 am: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan