variant of concern

Delta continues to be the variant of concern for Odisha

As per the latest genome sequencing data of community samples, 74.5 per cent (pc) were found to be of the Delta variant and the rest Omicron.

published on : 13th January 2022

Omicron Surge: 5 to 10 percent of active cases needed hospitalisation so far, the situation may change rapidly: Centre

The rise, it appears, is being driven by "Omicron" and the continued presence of "Delta." In this context, augmenting human resources, particularly Health Care Workers assumes importance.

published on : 10th January 2022

Variant of Concern: India not to resume regular international flight services on December 15, says DGCA

The revised date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services will be notified in due course, said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

published on : 1st December 2021

Omicron scare: WHO against blanket travel bans; asks countries to apply a multi-layered risk mitigation approach 

All measures should be commensurate with the risk, time-limited and applied with respect to travellers’ dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms.

published on : 1st December 2021

Omicron: Why the WHO designated it a variant of concern

What is it about the omicron variant that has led the WHO to be so concerned with such little data to go on – and are their warnings justified that this variant is the “most worrying we have seen”?

published on : 30th November 2021