New variants not reason for rise in Covid cases: NITI Aayog member V K Paul
"There is no scientific reason to believe they (variants) are responsible for the surge. This is a work in progress and eminent scientists are watching the situation", said V K Paul, member (health) of NITI Aayog. In Maharashtra, the daily case count on Tuesday went up from around 3,600 on February 13 to over 5,200. The government will send out special teams to these states for "deep insights" into the cause of rising cases.
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