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Centre-States meet today over Omicron surveillance

Source: ANI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
December 02, 2021 11:40 IST
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Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday will chair a meeting with the States on airport screening and surveillance with Airport Public Health Officials (APHOs) and Port Health Officials (PHOs), informed the official sources.

IMAGE: A BMC health worker collects a swab sample of passenger for mandatory RT-PCR COVID-19 testing arriving in Mumbai from trains at Dadar station. Photograph: ANI Photo

"The health minister will chair this meeting with the states at 10 am," sources said.


This comes amid the rising concerns of the new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron' which is being reported by foreign countries.

The new Omicron variant was first reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) by South Africa on November 24.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
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