Covid strain

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

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

EXPLAINER | Is new Covid variant 'Omicron' more lethal than Delta? Here's all you need to know

The scientific community is worried as they fear that this new strain could fuel outbreaks in several countries and cripple health systems once again.

published on : 26th November 2021

World takes action as new variant emerges in southern Africa

Within a few days of the discovery of the new variant, it has already impacted on a jittery world that is sensitive to bad COVID-19 news, with deaths around the globe standing at well over 5 million.

published on : 26th November 2021

Israel warns of 'emergency' after detecting new virus strain

The Israeli Health Ministry said it detected the new strain in a traveler who had returned from Malawi and was investigating two other suspected cases. All three had been vaccinated.

published on : 26th November 2021

Karnataka tightens screening of international flyers as new Covid variant  raises alarm

All international flyers travelling from and transitioning through high-risk countries should be subjected to rigorous screening and testing, a circular said.

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

'Delta Plus not a variant of concern yet': Centre says keeping an eye on the new Covid strain

This virus strain was first identified in March but it remains to be studied whether this is more transmissible, immune evasive, or capable of causing more severe disease.

published on : 15th June 2021

Karnataka forms genomic surveillance committee to identify emerging COVID strains

The committee shall work with public health experts and institutions to generate surveillance data and develop public health protocols at the state level.

published on : 9th June 2021

Double mutant COVID-19 strain may be losing transmissibility in Odisha

Although the B.1.617 was a mutation of concern across the districts, current data shows it is being replaced by the old variants.

published on : 4th June 2021

Study lists global hotspots for new coronavirus strains

Lists Kerala and north-east states as vulnerable spots for outbreak 

published on : 3rd June 2021

Vietnam finds new coronavirus variant, hybrid of India, UK strains

In the last few weeks, Vietnam has confirmed more than 3,500 new cases and 12 deaths, increasing the country’s total death toll to 47.

published on : 29th May 2021

AAP, BJP spar over Singapore tweet; Delhi HC raps Kejriwal government on whole matter

The two parties sparred after Singapore called the Indian envoy and conveyed to him its strong objections to the "unfounded assertions" by Kejriwal.

published on : 19th May 2021

Delhi CM doesn't speak for India: Centre after Singapore objects to Kejriwal's claim of 'new Covid strain'

'Irresponsible comments from those who should know better can damage long-standing partnerships,' said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

published on : 19th May 2021

American vaccines effective against COVID strain first found in India: US officials

The B.1.617 virus variant, first identified in India last year, has been classified as a 'variant of concern' at the global level by the WHO.

published on : 19th May 2021
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