Updated on: Thursday, December 23, 2021, 10:51 AM IST

PM Modi to hold COVID-19 review meeting at 6.30 pm today over Omicron scare


New Delhi: Amid the emergence and spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting at 6.30 pm to review the pandemic situation in the country on Thursday.

According to the Ministry, 249 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been reported in the country so far. Out of this, Maharashtra topped the list with 65 confirmed cases followed by Delhi (64 cases) and Tamil Nadu (34 cases).

Meanwhile, Union Health Ministry on Tuesday alerted States and Union Territories about the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, and said that based on current scientific evidence, Omicron is at least three times more transmissible than the Delta variant.

The ministry further added that greater foresight, data analysis, dynamic decision making and strict and prompt containment action is required at the local and district level.

With the administration of 57,05,039 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 138.96 crores.

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Published on: Thursday, December 23, 2021, 10:51 AM IST