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'Need to be cautious, proactive': PM Modi chairs meeting amid concerns over Omicron variant

IndiaTimes Saturday, 27 November 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high-level meeting amid rising concerns over a new Covid variant detected in South Africa.At the meeting, the Prime Minister was briefed about the new Covid strain 'Omicron' which has been dubbed as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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News video: ‘Omicron’ variant cases of Covid-19 reported from UK, Germany, and Israel | Oneindia News

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Even as the world gear-up to fight the new variant of the Covid-19 virus, named Omicron, it has started to spread to different parts of the world. UK, Germany, Israel, and Belgium have reported cases of the new variant. #Omicron #NewCovid-19Variant #OmicroninEurope

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