COVID 19 Variant

Health secretary to brief Election Commission on Omicron surge as 5 states prepare for polls

The commission may seek suggestions from Rajesh Bhushan on improving its COVID-19 protocol for poll campaigning, polling days and the dates of counting.

published on : 26th December 2021

Covid-19: US faces a double coronavirus surge as Omicron advances

Based on specimens collected last week, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said omicron accounted for about 3% of genetically-sequenced coronaviruses nationally.

published on : 16th December 2021

First Omicron death in UK, variant spreading rapidly

Britain, among the countries worst hit by the global health crisis since last year, is believed to be the first government to officially announce a death from the virus mutation.

published on : 13th December 2021

Five of seven Omicron patients in Pune test negative for Covid-19: Maharashtra Deputy CM

These seven persons, including an NRI woman and her two daughters from Nigeria, had tested positive for Omicron in Pune last week.

published on : 10th December 2021

'Follow Covid appropriate behaviour': Delhi CM urges people not to panic amidst Omicron scare

In a high-level meeting chaired by Kejriwal on November 30, it was assessed that 30,000 COVID beds were ready. Additionally, 6,800 ICU beds will also be ready soon.

published on : 6th December 2021

Decision on Covid booster dose needed at national level: Maha Deputy CM amidst Omicron threat

Ajit Pawar said information available showed that those who had taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had also got infected with the Omicron variant.

published on : 6th December 2021

Four flyers from 'at-risk' nations test Covid positive in Delhi, eight cases so far

Samples of the quartet sent for genome sequencing to ascertain if they have Omicron

published on : 3rd December 2021

Over 8,000 parents urge education minister to direct CBSE to hold board exams in hybrid mode

Conducting offline exams under these conditions can invite medical catastrophe, the joint letter said, adding that it is going to be risky to call lakhs of students for giving offline exams.

published on : 1st December 2021

India reports 8,309 new Covid cases, 236 deaths in last 24 hours

With this, the active caseload in the country has now reached 1,03,859, which is the lowest in the last 544 days.

published on : 29th November 2021

All government departments on high alert in view of Omicron Covid variant: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia said that all government departments are on high alert in the wake of a new COVID-19 variant and appealed to people to avoid unnecessary gatherings.

published on : 28th November 2021

'Planning to go back': Panic among international passengers amidst fear of Omicron-induced restrictions

People who have flown to India from the middle-east and other countries are mulling of returning before any travel bans are imposed due to the new Covid-19 variant Omicron.

published on : 28th November 2021

Australia reports first Covid Omicron infection, cases detected in Sydney

The eastern state of New South Wales' health authority said it had conducted urgent genomic testing and confirmed the new strain was present in the two people who landed in Sydney.

published on : 28th November 2021

Singapore tracking Omicron Covid-19 variant 'very closely', says PM Lee

Omicron, also called B.1.1.529, has also been detected in Belgium, Israel and Hong Kong, and possibly in Germany and the Czech Republic.

published on : 28th November 2021

Covid-19 screening at three Andhra airports from December 1 amid Omicron variant threat

According to sources in the department, the State is set to have its own Covid-19 whole genome sequencing laboratory at Siddhartha Medical College in Vijayawada by the first week of December. 

published on : 28th November 2021

Australia announces border security measures to combat new Covid-19 variant

Under the measures effective immediately, anyone who is not a citizen or resident of Australia, or their dependents, and who have been there in the past two weeks can not enter Australia.

published on : 27th November 2021
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