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PM Modi to hold key meeting on Covid-19 situation, vaccination status today

The meeting comes after the WHO on Friday designated the new Covid-19 variant B.1.1.529, first detected in South Africa this week, as a "Variant of Concern" and named it 'Omicron'

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The meeting, to be held at 10:30 am, will be attended by top officials, according to media reports

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an important meeting on the Covid situation and the vaccination drive in the country with top officials on Saturday, official sources said. The meeting, to be held at 10:30 am, will be attended by top officials, according to media reports.

The meeting comes after the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday designated the new Covid-19 variant B.1.1.529, first detected in South Africa this week, as a “Variant of Concern” and named it 'Omicron'.

A “variant of concern” is the WHO's top category of worrying Covid variants.

Meanwhile, India reported 8,318 fresh Covid-19 cases in

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First Published: Nov 27 2021 | 10:10 AM IST

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