Dr Randeep Gularia, director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said on Sunday that India should prepare itself for any eventuality in view of the growing number of Govt-19 cases in the UK.
“We are prepared and hope that things like the United Kingdom are not bad. We need more data on Omigran. When cases increase in other parts of the world, it should be closely monitored and prepared for anything. It is better to be prepared than to be caught by accident,” Gularia told ANI.
More than 100 Omigron cases have been reported in India so far.
The new variant of COVID-19 was first reported from South Africa to the World Health Organization (WHO) on November 25. According to the WHO, the first known B.1.1.529 infection was confirmed from a sample collected on November 9 this year. .
On November 26, the WHO named the new Covit-19 type B.1.1.529 discovered in South Africa ‘Omicron’. The WHO classifies Omicron as a ‘variant of anxiety’.
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