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Omicron: PM Modi urges people to be alert, extends PMGKY till March

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PM Modi held a review meeting on Saturday, where the officials briefed him about the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus disease, its characteristics and the impact seen in various countries. It has already been categorised as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged people to stay alert against the new coronavirus variant Omicron, which is now wreaking havoc across the globe. Since being identified in southern African countries, Omicron is spreading fast and is being touted to be more dangerous than Delta, the dominant strain.

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“We have administered more than 100 crore doses of Covid vaccines during the challenging times of the pandemic. Now we are moving towards 150 crore doses. The news of the emergence of a new coronavirus variant makes us more alert. We all should stay alert in view of the new variant of Covid-19,” PM Modi said in his address ahead of the beginning of the winter session of Parliament.

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