PM's Meeting Today On Covid Amid Concerns Over New Strain Omicron

PM's Meeting Today On Covid Amid Concerns Over New Strain Omicron

Newsdesk |
November 27, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting top officials to review the COVID-19 and vaccination situation in the country. Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba; PK Mishra, the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister; Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan; Dr VK Paul, the chief of the country's Covid task force, are at the meeting, according to news agency ANI.

New Delhi, 27 November 2021

As per news report of NDTV, The meeting comes amid concern over the B.1.1.529 strain of the coronavirus, renamed Omicron by the World Health Organization, which has been red flagged for a number of mutations that might make it more resistant to vaccines, increase transmissibility and lead to more severe symptoms. The variant - first detected in South Africa this week, and since reported from Botswana, Hong Kong, Israel, and Belgium - is believed to have 50 mutations, including over 30 on the spike protein and 10 on the receptor binding domain.

Source -NDTV


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