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Union Health Secretary chairs review meeting on Omicron variant of COVID-19 with states

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan today chaired review meeting on Omicron variant of COVID-19 with states through video conferencing. The Omicron variant does not escape RT-PCR and RAT tests.

During the meeting, Mr Bhushan said, ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign for the door-to-door vaccination will be continued till 31st of December with a focus on 100 percent COVID-19 vaccine first-dose coverage.

He said, the focus will also be on completing the backlog of the second dose of vaccine. Mr Bhushan advised the states to ramp up testing for early identification of positive cases, and early management.

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