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Govt reviews Covid situation as Omicron subvariant BQ.1 detected in Pune

The BQ.1 is a mutation of BA.5, which is behind 60% Covid cases in the US

MAY 23, 2022** Geneva: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya addresses the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. (PTI Photo)
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File Photo: Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya

Sohini Das Mumbai
As a case of BQ.1 Covid-19 variant is detected in the country, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) took a review meeting on Tuesday on the pandemic situation in India.

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a meeting with public health experts and officials to review the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country, status of vaccination drive and the Global scenario of new variants of Covid-19. 

Sources say that the Health Ministry is concerned about the rise in cases during the winter months when influenza and pneumonia cases are on the rise too. 

On Monday,

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First Published: Oct 18 2022 | 10:04 PM IST

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