virus strain

UK continues hunts for carrier of Brazil coronavirus strain

The public appeal came a week before England is due to start unwinding its third Covid lockdown, with progress hinging on the vaccines' ability to curtail the pandemic.

published on : 1st March 2021

Two COVID-19 variants detected in Maharashtra, Kerala: Govt

NITI Aayog Member VK Paul said that 187 people have tested positive for the UK strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the country so far.

published on : 23rd February 2021

Covaxin effective against mutant virus strains: ICMR

According to him, a paper on Covaxin’s neutralisation potential against the UK strain has been accepted for publication.

published on : 20th February 2021

No new case of UK variant of coronavirus in Maharashtra, says Minister

To a question on the demand for relaxing the local train timings for the general public, Tope said preventing crowds at stations is still the priority.

published on : 9th February 2021

AstraZeneca's vaccine less protective against coronavirus variant in South Africa

In the AstraZeneca-Oxford trial in South Africa, about 2,000 participants were given either two doses of the vaccine or placebo shots, according to the study, which has not been released.

published on : 8th February 2021

150 people infected with UK variant of COVID-19 in India, says Govt

Their close contacts have also been put under quarantine. Comprehensive contact tracing has been initiated for co-travellers, family contacts and others.

published on : 23rd January 2021

UK closes travel corridors to block out new coronavirus strains

All passengers will continue to be required to fill in locator forms, with the fines in place for a breach in any of the lockdown conditions starting at 200 pounds.

published on : 16th January 2021

New virus mutation raises vaccine questions

In particular, one mutation, known as E484K, detected initially in South Africa and on subsequent variants in Brazil and Japan, has raised alarm among researchers. 

published on : 13th January 2021

New Covid strain: Russia extends UK flight suspension until February 1

Russia had suspended flights to and from the UK on December 22.

published on : 12th January 2021

COVID-19: 15 states, UTs have positivity rate below national average

The ministry said progressive countrywide expansion in testing infrastructure has played a crucial role in the steep rise of testing numbers.

published on : 9th January 2021

New UK strain coronavirus cases go up to 90 in India

Comprehensive contact tracing has been initiated for co-travellers, family contacts and others, while genome sequencing on other specimens is going on, the ministry said.

published on : 9th January 2021

UK imposes mandatory COVID-19 tests for international travellers

Passengers will be subject to an immediate fine of 500 pounds if they fail to comply with the new regulations on pre-departure testing.

published on : 8th January 2021

'Extend ban on UK flights till January 31': Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tells Centre

This is not the first time that the CM has made such an appeal, earlier in December, AAP government appealed to immediately stop flights from UK, after the situation got out of control in Delhi.

published on : 8th January 2021

'Alarming' virus variants need bolder response: WHO

While it is natural for viruses to change over time and the variant is not believed to cause more severe symptoms, its "increased transmissibility", means it still raises concern, says WHO Europe.

published on : 7th January 2021

Amid fresh lockdown in UK, Boris Johnson cancels his India trip for 72nd Republic Day

England is facing a third national lockdown that will go on till mid-February, as authorities struggle to stem a surge in coronavirus cases that have left hospitals across UK overwhelmed.

published on : 5th January 2021
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