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Arvind Kejriwal Bats For COVID-19 Booster Shots Amid Rising Omicron Cases In Delhi

Addressing a press conference, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urged Centre for COVID-19 booster shots and also assured citizens to not panic over Omicron variant.


Amid rising COVID-19 variant Omicron cases in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday addressed media over the situation. In a press conference, the Chief Minister urged the Centre to provide booster shots to fully vaccinated people and asked citizens not to worry as the Government has made all the necessary arrangements. Additionally, a review meeting has been scheduled on December 23 to strengthen the home isolation program, added CM Kejriwal. 

Arvind Kejriwal's press briefing on new COVID-19 variant spurt:

"The Omicron variant is spreading very rapidly but the symptoms are mild, less hospitalisation and fewer chances of death. First of all, I want to tell everyone in Delhi that there is nothing to worry no need to panic because the Delhi govt has made all the arrangements. I request the Center to allow booster doses for people who are fully vaccinated. Given the rise in cases for some days, now all positive cases in Delhi will be sent for genome sequencing for Omicron," said Delhi CM. 

The Chief also added that the Government has decided to come up with Delhi Teachers' University. 'The bill will be tabled in the upcoming Assembly session,' informed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

Omicron situation in Delhi

Meanwhile, four fresh cases of the new variant were reported in Delhi today taking the total number of cases of the variant here to 28.

AIIMS Chief warns India to 'be prepared for any eventuality'

Amid rising cases of COVID-19 variant Omicron, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria on Sunday said that India should prepare itself for any eventuality. The statement from the top doctor also came with the situation in the United Kingdom in view. Meanwhile, Omicron cases in India has crossed the tally of 150. 

AIIMS' Dr Randeep Guleria on Omicron:

"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," said Guleria while talking to ANI.

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