Published On : Sat, Nov 27th, 2021
National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Prime Minister chairs key meeting on Covid situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing an important meeting on the Covid situation and the vaccination drive in the country with top officials, government sources said on Saturday.

The meeting comes amid rising global concerns over a new strain of the coronavirus which the World Health Organisation has named ‘Omicron’ and classified as a highly transmissible virus of concern.

The meeting is being attended by cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba, principal secretary to the prime minister, PK Mishra, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan and NITI Aayog member (health) Dr VK Paul among others.
India saw a single-day rise of 8,318 new coronavirus infections, taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,63,749, while the count of active cases has declined to 1,07,019, the lowest in 541 days, according to Union health ministry data updated on Saturday.