Amid fresh concerns caused by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the country on Thursday.
The head of the World Health Organization is warning that blanket booster programs in rich countries risk prolonging the COVID-19 pandemic and says that “no country can boost its way out of the pandemic.” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday that while vaccines have saved many lives this year, their unequal sharing “has cost many lives”.
Amid the rise in cases of the Omicron variant in India, AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria on Wednesday emphasized adhering to Covid-appropriate behavior while observing that people have become lax in following these norms.
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