As Omicron cases rise, PM Modi urges people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour | Top quotes

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PM Modi addresses nation on Omicron and vaccines; here are top takeaways from his speech 

Highlights

  • India will soon have the nasal vaccine, the PM said.
  • “This is time to be careful while engaging in festivities,” the PM urged.
  • Covid vaccination for 15-18 years of children to start from January 3, PM Modi added.

As the nation witnesses a spike of cases of the new Covid-19 variant ‘Omicron’, the Prime Minister addressed the country on Saturday and assured that  India has 18 lakh isolation beds, 5 lakh oxygen supported beds, 1.40 lakh ICU beds, 90,000 pediatric ICU & non-ICU beds. “We have more than 3,000 working PSA oxygen plants, 4 lakh oxygen cylinders have been distributed throughout the nation,” he said, adding that there is no need to panic. 

Here are the PM’s top quotes:

  • India will soon have the nasal vaccine, he said. 
  • From 3rd January, India will have a vaccine for kids aged 15-18, assured the PM
  • “This is time to be careful while engaging in festivities”
  • It is not time to panic, but we all must be careful; Use of masks, hand sanitization must be followed, he said.
  • Global experience shows following all preventive measures at a personal level is a big weapon to fight Covid.
  • Nasal vaccine, the world’s first DNA vaccine against Covid will soon start in India.
  • Over 90 pc of the eligible adult population got the first dose and over 61 pc have got both doses of Covid vaccine.
  • Covid vaccination for 15-18 years of children to start from January 3.
  • Those with comorbidities and above 60 years of age on the recommendation of their doctors will be eligible for precaution doses from January 10, 2022 onwards.

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