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Centre on Thursday in an advisory cautioned states to observe all precautions and don't let the guard down in view of the rise in Omicron variant cases

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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Latest live news: Amid rising concerns over the spread of variant of coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday stressed on Covid-appropriate behaviour, saying the fight against the pandemic is not over and directed officials to send teams to states with low vaccination, rising cases, and insufficient health infrastructure, to assist them in improving the situation.

Delhi is preparing for 300,000 tests daily to detect Covid-19, says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, listing preparedness for variant of the disease. 'Do not rush to hospitals— appears to be mild," he says.

Two people died and four were injured when an explosion hit a court complex in Punjab’s Ludhiana little after 12 pm, multiple reports said on Thursday.

The blast is suspected to have taken place in a bathroom on the second floor of the building, damaging walls and shattering glass of windows of nearby rooms.

“I am going to Ludhiana. Some anti-national elements are doing such acts as Assembly elections are nearing. The government is on alert. Those found guilty will not be spared,” said Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi about the explosion, according to Hindustan Times website.
 
Amid fresh concerns caused by the Omicron variant, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting on the (Covid-19) situation in the country today. Official sources said Modi will take stock of the pandemic situation across the country.


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First Published: Thu, December 23 2021. 07:33 IST