On being asked about the new 'XE' variant of COVID-19 Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said, "the health department has not arrived on any confirmation on the 'XE' variant as there's no NIB (National Institute of Biologicals) report yet and there is no need to panic as we have fight against coronavirus and had overcome upon it by taking vaccines and having proper diet, but the 'XE' Variant is 10% more infectious than omicron.
"As per info, the 'XE' variant is 10% more infectious than the Omicron variant which is like flu. We'll talk more about it in detail after getting a report; haven't received a confirmatory report from the Centre or NIB, so Maharashtra's health dept doesn't confirm it: Rajesh Tope pic.twitter.com/lL4VwyLena
— ANI (@ANI) April 7, 2022
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