Two coronavirus variants of interest not found in India yet

The WHO added B.1.621 (including B.1.621.1) to the list of VOI on August 30 and gave it the designation “Mu”. It has mutations that indicate potential immune escape properties.

published on : 11th September 2021

Mutation entry does not create any right in favor of individual title or interest: SC

Mutation of a property is the transfer or change of title entry in revenue records of the local municipal corporation.

published on : 10th September 2021

25 Prakasam revenue staff face the music in 2 months

District Collector Praveen Kumar, at a recent review meeting, made it clear that the administration would not tolerate land related irregularities.

published on : 6th September 2021

India must up Covid vaccine cover, or deal with mutations

Country has vaccinated only 9.1% of its population with both doses while K’taka has covered 11.59%

published on : 20th August 2021

SARS-CoV-2 mutations: Why the virus might still have some tricks to pull

Most mutations arising within a single infection never make it out into the wider world. But this evolutionary handicap is offset if the total number of infections is very large, like Covid 19's case.

published on : 12th August 2021

In-host mutations in Covid-19 virus reflecting in variants, finds study

Reacting to the findings of the study, virologist Upasana Ray explained that the emergence of viral variants is dependent on its successful reproduction in the host.

published on : 31st July 2021

Covid will be reduced to an endemic in future, zero figure in Delhi unlikely: Experts

Dr Suresh Kumar, medical director of Delhi government-run LNJP Hospital said there will always be a few cases of the virus.

published on : 3rd July 2021

Improving genomic surveillance key to tracking COVID-19 mutations: ICMR's Dr Prabhdeep Kaur

Tamil Nadu is on road to recovery from the devastating Covid-19 second wave with cases and positivity rate showing a decline.

published on : 15th June 2021

Senior virologist Shahid Jameel quits as Chief Advisor to Centre's Covid genome surveillance project

Jameel confirmed to this newspaper his decision to step down from the role, but refused to comment further.

published on : 16th May 2021

B.1.617 Covid mutation most prevalent ‘double variant’ in Karnataka: Experts

The E484Q mutation has characteristics of a previously detected variant - the E484K - which was seen in the fast-spreading Brazilian and South African variants, making it highly transmissible.

published on : 11th May 2021

Bangladesh detects six cases of Indian variant of coronavirus: Official

Directorate General of Health Services spokesman Professor Dr Nazmul Islam Munna said the cases were detected by health officials overnight.

published on : 8th May 2021

COVID second wave: Mutant variants driving rise in high-burden states

On the strains, such as the double and triple mutant detected in India, they said all are the same variant of the virus, and the available vaccines are effective on them.

published on : 24th April 2021

Double mutant found in 50% of Covid samples tested in Maharashtra

Overall, the country is recording over 7% growth in active cases which has now crossed the 16 lakh mark and at least 12 states in India are reporting an explosive surge in daily cases.

published on : 17th April 2021

Mutated COVID-19 strain reinfecting many, feel experts on virus behaviour

However, the country does not have enough data to prove that reinfections are happening in large numbers, and to attribute the reason to variants, they say.

published on : 17th April 2021

Double mutation found in 61 per cent of 361 COVID-19 samples: Expert

However, experts in the fields of genome sequencing and cell science have observed that such a small sample size cannot be considered as an indication of the spread of the mutated virus.

published on : 15th April 2021
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