COVID variant

In-person student attendance in schools may drop by 14 per cent due to Omicron threat, says survey

The findings of a nationwide survey conducted by online platform LocalCircles indicate the number of parents not sending their ward to school for in-person classes are likely to rise.

published on : 2nd December 2021

Amid Omicron scare, isolation wards to be kept ready in Bengaluru

Testing, quarantine must for international passengers; safety guidelines to be strictly enforced 

published on : 2nd December 2021

Chaos reigns at KIA as international passengers line up for Covid test

Delayed results anger travellers; testing centre blames huge volume   

published on : 2nd December 2021

Omicron scare: Chennai airport puts up special corridor to isolate returnees from high-risk countries

Sixty-eight passengers who arrived at the Chennai Airport on Wednesday midnight in a Qatar Airlines flight had a first-of-its-kind welcome to receive them.

published on : 2nd December 2021

Omicron threat: Kochi airport raises testing capacity to 700 an hour

As concerns grow over the new coronavirus variant, Omicron, the Kochi airport has scaled up its Covid testing facilities for inbound international passengers, enabling 700 tests an hour.

published on : 2nd December 2021

Omicron scare: 21 Russia returnees go untested in Kerala

20 pax in Kochi, one in T’Puram also not advised home quarantine. They were part of 30-member group that came on November 28

published on : 2nd December 2021

Dharwad cluster: Genome sequencing finds no new Covid variant

In a huge relief, genome sequencing found no new variant in any of the 113 samples from SDM Medical College.  

published on : 2nd December 2021

Omicron variant: Mumbai airport puts necessary measures to implement Centre's latest COVID norms

Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre-arrival and post-arrival testing unless found symptomatic for COVID-19 on arrival or during the home quarantine period.

published on : 1st December 2021

Back to basics: Mask & vaccine crucial against Covid variants, says Telangana public health chief

Telangana's Director of Public Health Dr. G Srinivasa Rao urged the people to wear masks and take their due vaccines to ensure no severe infection or death occurs in the state.

published on : 1st December 2021

Screening strengthened at airports amid Omicron scare

Meanwhile, the Directorate of Public Health on Tuesday wrote a letter to the Airport Director of Chennai, Tiruchy, Coimbatore, and Madurai with the guidelines of the Union Health Ministry.

published on : 1st December 2021

South Africa tour on as of now despite Omicron COVID variant: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal

India play the final Test against New Zealand in Mumbai and are scheduled to depart to Johannesburg from there on December 8 or 9 on a chartered flight.

published on : 30th November 2021

'It disincentivises the country which reported the variant': Experts bat against travel bans to curb Omicron threat

Travel bans in the light of detection of the new Omicron variant, are not a useful measure and their benefits are limited for a multitude of reasons, some experts say.

published on : 30th November 2021

Adhere to guidelines from WHO to the letter: V Irai Anbu

Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu on Monday held detailed discussions with collectors, health officials, and police through a video-conference call from the Secretariat. 

published on : 30th November 2021

No question of statewide lockdown: Bommai amid growing COVID clusters in Karnataka

He also clarified that schools and colleges will continue to function, but they have been asked to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour strictly.

published on : 30th November 2021

'Omicron may already be in India, need to ramp up genome sequencing': Dr Gagandeep Kang

The focus now should be on ramping up genome sequencing and introducing S-Gene PCR testing to quickly detect it and act on containing the spread, she stressed.

published on : 30th November 2021
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