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Be Prepared For Any Eventuality, Says AIIMS Chief

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All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria stated on Sunday that in view of rising COVID-19 circumstances within the United Kingdom, India ought to put together itself for any eventuality.

“We should prepare and hope that things are not as bad as in the United Kingdom. We need more data on Omicron. Whenever there is a surge in cases in other parts of the world, we need to monitor it closely and be prepared for any eventuality. It is better to stay prepared than to get caught off-guard,” stated Guleria whereas speaking to ANI.

India has to date reported over 100 circumstances of Omicron.

The new variant of COVID-19 was first reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) from South Africa on November 25. As per the WHO, the primary recognized confirmed B.1.1.529 an infection was from a specimen collected on November 9 this 12 months.

On November 26, the WHO named the brand new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529, which has been detected in South Africa, as ‘Omicron’. The WHO has categorised Omicron as a ‘variant of concern’.

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