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COVID-19: Pune may impose fresh restrictions as concerns over 'Omicron' variant abound, says Ajit Pawar

02:28 PM Nov 27, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

As concerns regarding the new COVID-19 'Omicron' abound, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who is also the Guardian Minister for Pune on Saturday said that new restrictions may soon have to be imposed in the district.

While speaking to ABP Majha, Pawar said that the current situation in Pune is stable, however, with the new variant spreading globally fresh restrictions may have to be imposed in the future.

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Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has called a meeting of senior officials at 5:30 pm today with regard to the variant.

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The meeting is called by BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal.

According to BMC, the members of the COVID task force, dean of COVID hospitals, ward officers, health officers will attend the meeting.

The measures and restrictions to deal with the new variants will be discussed in the meeting.

In the meeting, they will also discuss testing and contact tracing of passengers coming from other countries.

Also Read: WHO names new COVID-19 strain from South Africa as Omicron, calls it 'variant of concern'

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