PM Modi to hold a Meeting today Regarding the Situation of New Variant of Coronavirus

After the knock of the new variant of Corona, Omicron, many countries of the world have become alert. Meanwhile, in view of Omicron's call, many important steps can be taken from India's side.
PM Modi to hold a Meeting today Regarding the Situation of New Variant of Coronavirus
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After the knock of the new variant of Coronavirus, Omicron, many countries of the world have become alert. Meanwhile, in view of Omicron's call, many important steps can be taken from India's side. In view of such a situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting with top officials today regarding the current situation regarding Corona in the country and the condition of Vaccines. In this meeting, discussions are being held with senior officials regarding Vaccines.

Cases of corona have increased very rapidly in many states of the country

During this meeting, we will also take stock of the preparations against the coronavirus in the country. At present, cases of corona have increased very rapidly in many states of the country, so this meeting of PM Modi is considered very important. During this meeting, PM Modi will also discuss the other situation arising out of Corona. The cases of corona have started increasing in the country, in such a situation it is feared that there is a need to be cautious about not increasing the cases of the corona. PM Modi can give many instructions to the officers in this meeting.

Who will be involved

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In this meeting of PM Modi, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Principal Secretary to PM PK Mishra, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, and NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr. VK Paul today PM Narendra Modi on COVID-19 situation and vaccination. will attend the meeting to be chaired by During this meeting, PM Modi can give many suggestions regarding the condition of Corona and Vaccines. It is being told that India has become alert in view of Omicron's call.

Many countries alert due to the introduction of new variants

At the same time, a new variant of the coronavirus found in South Africa has once again created tension around the world. In view of this new variant and its danger, many countries have imposed travel restrictions. At the same time, today the DGCA will hold a meeting on this matter, in which it can decide on banning flights from countries with new variants or 14-day quarantine.

DGCA may take the decision today

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Let us tell you that flights are continuously coming to India from countries with new variants of Corona – South Africa, Europe, Hong Kong. In this regard, DGCA will hold a meeting today and decide whether to impose a travel ban on these countries or to quarantine them for 14 days.

Active caseload in the country is 0.32 percent

On Friday, 10,549 new cases of the coronavirus were registered in India in the last 24 hours. With this, the number of active cases of corona in the country increased to 1,10,133. Active caseload is still less than 1 percent. Currently, the active caseload in the country is 0.32 percent, which is the lowest since March 2020. So far 120.27 crore Covid 19 vaccines have been given in the country under Coronavirus Vaccination.

New variants raised concerns

Significantly, the new variant of coronavirus found in South Africa 'Omicron' has increased the concern of the world. In view of this, India also added many more countries to the list, from where other measures including the corona test of passengers coming from will need to be taken. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has also added Hong Kong and Israel to the list of these countries. Passengers coming to India from here will need to follow additional measures.

How dangerous is this variant?

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  • What is worrying is that there are 50 mutations of the variant. Professor Tulio Di Oliveira, director of South Africa's Center for Epidemic Response and Innovation, has said that this mutation is like a cluster and is completely different from the previously spreading variant.
  • Also, 30 mutations are in the spike protein of the virus. The spike protein is the part where the vaccine works. That is, if the spike protein is different, then there is also a possibility of the vaccine not being effective on this variant.
  • This variant also has 10 mutations in the receptor-binding domain. The receptor-binding domain is the part of the virus that first comes into contact with our body cells. The delta variant had 2 mutations in the receptor-binding domain.
  • This variant is also more contagious. In South Africa, there has been an increase of more than 200% in new cases in the last 1 week. This variant is believed to be the reason behind this increase. It has also spread to Botswana, Israel, and Hong Kong.

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