New Covid variant

Deltacron, new strain that combines Delta and Omicron emerges in Cyprus. Know more

The variant has a similar genetic background to the Delta variant, as well as some of the mutations from Omicron, says a virologist.

published on : 9th January 2022

Amid rising Omicron cases, France detects new Covid variant 'IHU', 12 infected

The variant has been reported by researchers at institute IHU Mediterranee Infection in 12 persons who had travelled to African country Cameroon.

published on : 4th January 2022

In view of new COVID variant, government lists measures to be followed by states/UTs

Rajesh Bhushan urged the states to optimally utilise the financial support provided by Government of lndia under ERCP 1 and 2 diligently.

published on : 28th November 2021

Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM Narendra Modi to stop flights from countries affected by new COVID variant

In view of the new COVID variant, a number of countries, including the European Union, have suspended travel to the affected regions, Arvind Kejriwal said.

published on : 28th 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

Germany announces first 'likely' new Covid Omicron strain case

The person, who was fully vaccinated against coronavirus, developed symptoms "in the course of the week" and was then tested.

published on : 27th November 2021

Bangladesh suspends travel from South Africa amid fears of new COVID-19 variant Omicron

"We must also be cautious about citizens travelling from other countries. We will check if they have received the vaccine and the RT-PCR test," Minister of Health and Family Welfare Zahid said.

published on : 27th November 2021

Covid travel bans on South Africa "draconian", "misdirected": Health Minister Joe Phaahla

Omicron was first reported to the WHO from South Africa on November 24, and has also been identified in Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel.

published on : 27th November 2021

Will Covaxin, Covishield be effective against Omicron? Here's what experts say

"We have some optimism that the vaccine should still work against a new variant for serious disease, but really we need to wait to have that confirmed," says vaccine expert Prof Andrew Pollard.

published on : 27th November 2021

UK health secretary confirms first two cases of new Covid strain Omicron in Britain

UK health secretary says that 2 cases of new coronavirus variant omicron identified in Britain, says they are linked.

published on : 27th November 2021

FIH postpones Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup due to Covid scare

FIH CEO, Thierry Weil, said it isn’t possible to maintain this event as planned. “The safety of everyone involved in the FIH events is an absolute priority,” he said.

published on : 27th November 2021

Omicron Covid variant: US, Canada impose travel ban for foreigners from African countries

Travel will be mostly banned starting Monday from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi, a senior official 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

Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup in South Africa deferred due to concerns over new Covid variant

The new variant might lead to postponement or cancellation of the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships scheduled in Pretoria from December 3 to 5. 

published on : 26th 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
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