PM Modi to review COVID-19 situation in India as cases in China worsens
According to officials, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high-level review meeting on the Covid-19 situation in the country on Thursday. The meeting takes place in the midst of a massive increase in infection rates in China, where millions of deaths are expected in the coming months.
The meeting will begin at 3.30 p.m., according to the prime minister. It comes just a day after Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya reviewed the Covid-19 situation in India at a meeting attended by NITI Aayog member (health) VK Paul, among others.
According to the reports, three cases of Omicron subvariant BF.7, which appears to be the strain driving China’s current surge of Covid cases, have been detected in India so far. Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre discovered the first case of BF.7 in India in October. So far, two cases have been reported in Gujarat, with one case reported in Odisha.