Omicron is different from all other variants for the simple reason that it carries mutations from Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta in one bag, says virologist Dr V Ravi.
The present guidelines also mandate that 5% of travellers coming from countries that are not in the ‘at risk category’ will also be tested on a random basis at airports for COVID-19.
Immunological memory is the ability of the immune system to respond more rapidly and effectively to pathogens that have been encountered previously.
The 73 were divided into two groups -- those who were infected at 90 days or closer to the first vaccine dose, and those whose exposure to the virus was more than 90 days before the initial shot.
The three north coastal districts reported over 50 new infections while the four Rayalaseema districts logged 86 new cases.
The most plausible explanation for the recent surge in mucormycosis cases is believed to be the irrational and prolonged use of steroids in Covid-19 patients.
The govt said it was done to study the genetic variations in the virus, dismissing concerns that the pace of genomic surveillance had slowed down in the country.
In Andhra Pradesh, there has been no official confirmation as to where the first AY.12 case was detected and the total number of cases reported.
Meanwhile, a class 7 student of Raviteja High School at Pulivendula in Kadapa district tested positive on Thursday.
All districts report below 200 new cases each; total recoveries reach 19.70 lakh
J&J says its single-dose Covid vaccine shows promising signs against Delta variant, lasts at least 8 months
The data showed that humoral and cellular immune responses generated by the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine lasted through at least eight months.
The director of the city-based premier medical institute, Jagat Ram, also advised people to adhere to Covid appropriate behaviour and opt for vaccination to break the infection's chain of transmission
MicroLabs set up in tier 2 and tier 3 cities will be supported by the existing MegaLabs.
In its latest report on coronavirus variants, the health agency said Delta Plus was present in six genomes from India as of June 7.
Some patients with Covid-infected lungs can develop intracranial bleeding due to unavoidable anticoagulant therapies.