As concerns over the spread of Omicron variant are on the rise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, will chair a COVID-19 review meeting.

The meeting is scheduled to start at around 6:30 in the evening.

PM Modi during the course of the meeting will take stock of the COVID-19 situation across the country.

India, thus far, has recorded a total of 236 cases of Omicron variant.

Omicron cases have been detected in as many as 16 states and union territories.

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Maharashtra has reported the highest number of Omicron cases followed by Delhi.

Notably, the Centre recently in a communication to the states and union territories said that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is three times more transmissible than the Delta variant.

The Centre has also asked states and union territories to step up scrutiny of COVID-19 infection and consider steps like night lockdowns.

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