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Omicron dents India’s domestic air passenger traffic growth in Jan

Omicron dents India’s domestic air passenger traffic growth in Jan

🕔18:29, 10.Mar 2022

Covid’s third wave triggered by the Omicron variant pulled down India’s domestic air passenger traffic growth in January 2022 on a year-on-year basis. New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Covid’s third wave triggered by the Omicron variant pulled down India’s domestic air

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Omicron may cut future severity, protect against Delta: S.African study

Omicron may cut future severity, protect against Delta: S.African study

🕔20:06, 21.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A new research on Omicron-infected patients suggests that the current Covid wave, driven by the new strain, appears to cause less severe illness and even provide protection against the deadlier Delta variant. South Africa-based researchers found

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Omicron causing hospitalisations, deaths worldwide: WHO

Omicron causing hospitalisations, deaths worldwide: WHO

🕔12:13, 19.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a fresh warning, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that Omicron variant of the coronavirus is causing hospitalisations and deaths the world over, and the narrative that it is a mild disease is misleading.

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Vaccines need to be updated to combat Covid variants: Experts

Vaccines need to be updated to combat Covid variants: Experts

🕔06:41, 15.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Although current Covid vaccines provide a high level of protection against severe disease and death caused by variants of concern (VOC), health experts believe that new vaccines that can prevent infection and transmission are needed. All

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Omicron not mild, hospitalising and killing people: WHO chief

Omicron not mild, hospitalising and killing people: WHO chief

🕔07:10, 7.Jan 2022

Geneva, Jan 7 (IANS) While Omicron does appear to be less severe compared to Delta, especially in those vaccinated, it does not mean it should be categorised as ‘mild’ as just like previous variants, Omicron is hospitalising people and it is

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Omicron: How to prevent infection?

Omicron: How to prevent infection?

🕔06:36, 4.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Even as India is seeing a steep rise in Covid cases driven by infections caused by the Omicron variant, there’s an urgent need to scale up preventive measures such as masks, vaccinations, social distancing and not

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RBI allows KYC updation till March 2022 amid Omicron uncertainty

RBI allows KYC updation till March 2022 amid Omicron uncertainty

🕔18:47, 30.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday extended the last date for Know Your Customer (KYC) updation for bank accounts by three months to March 2022. The RBI, through a notification, said it is extending the

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Omicron nothing more than ‘seasonal cold virus’: US-based doctor

Omicron nothing more than ‘seasonal cold virus’: US-based doctor

🕔18:46, 30.Dec 2021

New York, Dec 30 (IANS) The fast-spreading Omicron variant is “nothing more than a seasonal cold virus” and there is little we can do to stop this virus from infecting people, claims a US-based doctor. Afshine Emrani, MD, who holds a

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Omicron to ‘soon’ replace Delta as dominant global strain

Omicron to ‘soon’ replace Delta as dominant global strain

🕔11:17, 30.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The fast-spreading Omicron variant is likely to soon replace the Delta strain globally, experts in Singapore have warned, as countries after countries have reported a record surge in Covid cases. The warning comes as the World

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WHO warns of “tsunami of cases” from Omicron, Delta

WHO warns of “tsunami of cases” from Omicron, Delta

🕔06:43, 30.Dec 2021

Geneva, Dec 30 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has cautioned that the more transmissible Omicron together with the currently circulating Delta variants might lead to “a tsunami of cases,” putting immense pressure on national health systems. Recapping WHO’s response since

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India reports 9,195 new Covid cases, Omicron tally reaches 781

India reports 9,195 new Covid cases, Omicron tally reaches 781

🕔11:06, 29.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) In the last 24 hours, India registered 9,195 fresh Covid-19 cases, a significant spike from the previous day’s figure of 6,358, and 302 deaths, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday. With

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PM calls for effective contact tracing, strengthening health infra amid Omicron scare

PM calls for effective contact tracing, strengthening health infra amid Omicron scare

🕔07:39, 24.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chairing a high-level meeting on Thursday to review the public health response measures for containing and managing Covid-19 and strengthening health infrastructure including availability of drugs and oxygen cylinders amid the growing

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Omicron to dominate Europe soon, booster dose important defence: WHO

Omicron to dominate Europe soon, booster dose important defence: WHO

🕔16:34, 22.Dec 2021

Brussels, Dec 22 (IANS) Omicron will dominate European countries within weeks, pushing an already stretched health system further to the brink, said head of the European office of the World Health Organization (WHO) while urging people to get a booster jab.

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WHO urges nations to scale-up measures, vax to limit Omicron spread

WHO urges nations to scale-up measures, vax to limit Omicron spread

🕔18:30, 18.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday urged countries in the South-East Asia Region to urgently scale-up public health and social measures as well as vaccinations to curtail further spread of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron.

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Covid test now must at Gujarat airports for int’l arrivals

Covid test now must at Gujarat airports for int’l arrivals

🕔11:05, 28.Nov 2021

Gandhinagar, Nov 28 (IANS) In view of the fresh risk posed by the new Covid variant — Omicron, the Gujarat government on Saturday made it mandatory for all travellers arriving from other countries to undergo RT-PCR test at the state’s airports,

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UK, Israel seeing rise in Delta plus Covid variant

UK, Israel seeing rise in Delta plus Covid variant

🕔20:07, 20.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The UK and Israel are witnessing a surge in Covid-19 infections due to a new descendant of the Delta variant AY.4.2, also called the “Delta Plus” variant. While Delta is the UK’s dominant variant, AY.4.2 delta

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UK, Indian Covid variants detected in S.Africa

UK, Indian Covid variants detected in S.Africa

🕔18:17, 9.May 2021

Johannesburg, May 9  Fifteen cases of the Indian and British Covid-19 variants have been detected in South Africa, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. According to Mkhize, the Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa confirmed four cases of the B.1.617.2

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