COVID new variant

Omicron likely to be dominant strain globally in 2022: Singapore experts

"The genetic backbone of Omicron is very, very different. However, we don't yet have consistent data whether those genetic differences result in increased severity," the professor explained.

published on : 24th December 2021

India's Omicron tally at 236, Maharashtra records highest cases of new variant 

Maharashtra has recorded the maximum 65 cases of the Omicron variant followed by Delhi at 64, Telangana 24, Karnataka 19, Rajasthan 21 and Kerala 15.

published on : 23rd December 2021

Tougher entry rules for foreign flyers, mandatory masks: UK announces new Covid norms as Omicron strain arrives

Britain has already said it is banning travel from six southern African nations because of the emergence of Omicron: South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

published on : 27th November 2021

Pakistan bans travel from 6 African countries, Hong Kong amid concern over new Covid variant Omicron

However, Pakistani passengers travelling from these countries "on extreme emergency" will only be allowed after obtaining exemptions, the NCOC said.

published on : 27th November 2021

EU likely to impose travel ban on African countries as WHO classifies new COVID variant as 'highly transmissible'

Many EU member states had already gone ahead with flight suspensions from some or all of the seven African countries. Others were expected to follow suit over coming days.

published on : 26th November 2021

New COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529 detected in South Africa, 22 positive cases recorded

Detected cases and per cent testing positive are both increasing quickly, particularly in the most populated provinces of Gauteng, North West and Limpopo.

published on : 25th November 2021