Rahul Gandhi expresses concern over new Covid-19 variant Omicron

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New Delhi, Nov 27 : Amid the cases of new Covid-19 variant ‘Omicron’ being reported in Israel, Botswana and Hongkong, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the new variant is a ‘serious’ threat.

“New variant (Omicron) is a serious threat,” the former Congress president posted on microblogging site Twitter with the hashtag ‘Omicron’.

Attacking the government over vaccination coverage, Gandhi said, “High time Government of India gets serious about providing vaccine security to our countrymen.”

In a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress leader said, “Bad vaccination figures can’t be hidden for long behind one man’s photo.”

He also shared media data with the tweet, which claimed that only 31.19 per cent of the population was fully vaccinated in the country.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister, while virtually chairing a meeting with top officials concerned over the new Covid-19 variant and vaccination, directed the officials to review plans of easing international travel restrictions in light of emerging evidence of the new Covid-19 variant.

“In light of the new threat, people need to be more cautious and take proper precautions like masking and social distancing,” he said.


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