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IIT modelling shows Covid cases will rise rapidly in coming days, says govt expertNEW DELHI: A government health expert on Tuesday said that IIT’s modelling has shown Covid cases will increase rapidly in the coming days.

Dr NK Arora, Chairman of Covid-19 Working Group of NTAGI said that maintaining Covid appropriate behaviour is a must.

“Covid appropriate behaviour and vaccination coverage are two important factors to contain its spread,” he said.

While speaking on the Omicron variant of coronavirus, he said that there are 3-4 sub-lineages of the variant.

“These sub-lineages could be different when it comes to diagnosis but their epidemiological behaviour is same,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Arora stressed on the use of Molnupiravir to prevent hospitalization and ICU admissions.

“Molnupiravir should be given to senior citizens, particularly those with comorbidities. It should not be given to people of the reproductive age,” he added.