Better prepared than second wave DDMA meeting on Monday: Sisodia
The Indian Express Delhi|November 28, 2021
AMID NEW COVID VARIANT CONCERNS
SUKRITA BARUAH

WITH THE WHO designating B.1.1.529 as a "variant of concern”, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Saturday told The Indian Express that the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will meet on Monday“to discuss what needs to be done”.

Speaking to The Indian Express, he said: “We have to be on high alert regarding the new variant and the DDMA will be meeting on Monday to discuss what needs to be done. We cannot take things for granted, we have learnt many lessons from the past. We hope we are in a better position to deal with any possible surge. Certainly, in terms of management and infrastructure, we are in a much better position than before the second wave."

The variant was announced by scientists in South Africa Thursday and was detected in two more countries, Israel and Belgium. Germany, Botswana, Hong Kong, and the UK are the other countries where the variant has been found.

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