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Omicron spikes hospitalisation among kids under 5 in South Africa

Omicron spikes hospitalisation among kids under 5 in South Africa

🕔16:37, 3.Dec 2021

Johannesburg, Dec 3 (IANS) Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19, is increasing hospitalisations among children under five years of age, according to South African health officials. South Africa has seen Covid cases double as a result of Omicron, touted as the

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Prepare for Omicron surge, WHO warns Asia-Pacific nations

Prepare for Omicron surge, WHO warns Asia-Pacific nations

🕔16:33, 3.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday warned that countries in the Asia-Pacific region need to strengthen healthcare services and focus on vaccinating their people, as the Omicron variant spreads globally and enters new regions. In

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India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 123.25 Cr

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 123.25 Cr

🕔07:56, 1.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 01 : With the administration of 78,80,545 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 123.25 Cr (1,23,25,02,767) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.  This has been achieved through 1,28,09,178 sessions. The break-up

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More cases of Omicron variant detected in UK

More cases of Omicron variant detected in UK

🕔01:15, 1.Dec 2021

London, Dec 1 (IANS) Another two cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in London, bringing the total number of people with the strain identified in Britain to 11, British Health authorities have confirmed. The UK Health Security Agency

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Omicron variant can be detected by RT-PCR, RAT: ICMR chief

Omicron variant can be detected by RT-PCR, RAT: ICMR chief

🕔18:53, 30.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) New Covid variant Omicron doesn’t escape the Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR) test and Rapid Antigen Test, Indian Council of Medical Research Director General, Dr Balram Bhargava, said on Tuesday. In a virtual meeting with states

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Health infra ramped up to fight 3rd Covid wave: Kejriwal

Health infra ramped up to fight 3rd Covid wave: Kejriwal

🕔18:32, 30.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced to have ramped up the national capital’s health infrastructure in wake of the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant — Omicron, to ensure that a crisis similar to

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Omicron patients show extreme tiredness, no major oxygen drop

Omicron patients show extreme tiredness, no major oxygen drop

🕔21:44, 29.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) As fear grows over a new Covid variant now known as Omicron, doctors in South Africa have observed first symptoms of this new and deadly strain that are different from the Delta one. Although yet to

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Are current RT-PCR tests enough to detect Omicron variant?

Are current RT-PCR tests enough to detect Omicron variant?

🕔21:08, 29.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Omicron, the newly-detected Covid variant which has stoked fears of vaccine resistance, is the most mutated version of the virus found so far. Health experts in India on Monday claimed that the currently available diagnostics measures

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Kuwait suspends direct flights with 9 African countries over new Covid-19 variant

Kuwait suspends direct flights with 9 African countries over new Covid-19 variant

🕔20:50, 28.Nov 2021

Kuwait City, Nov 28 (IANS) Kuwait decided on Saturday to suspend direct flights with nine African countries over the new Covid-19 variant Omicron. Kuwait will suspend direct commercial flights with South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zambia, and Malawi,

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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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PM chairs meeting to review the situation relating to Covid-19, Omicron Variant Alert

PM chairs meeting to review the situation relating to Covid-19, Omicron Variant Alert

🕔15:02, 27.Nov 2021

PM briefed about the new Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’ along with its characteristics, impact in various countries & implications for India Need to be proactive in light of the new variant: PM Intensive containment and active surveillance should continue in

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Denmark to start vaccinating children aged 5-11 against Covid

Denmark to start vaccinating children aged 5-11 against Covid

🕔11:54, 27.Nov 2021

Copenhagen, Nov 27 (IANS) The Danish Health Authority (SST) recommends Covid-19 vaccination for children aged five to 11 as a “crucial weapon in keeping society open.” “We have seen an increase in infection rate among children. This is due to both

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UP issues alert over ‘Botswana’ variant

UP issues alert over ‘Botswana’ variant

🕔16:02, 26.Nov 2021

Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has sounded an alert against the new variant of Covid-19 virus, which has been reported in Botswana (three cases), South Africa (six cases) and Hong Kong (one case). An official note on the

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‘Worst-ever Covid variant will make vaccines 40% less effective’

‘Worst-ever Covid variant will make vaccines 40% less effective’

🕔13:59, 26.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid sounded an alarm over the new ‘worst-ever’ super-mutant Covid variant that will make vaccines at least 40 per cent less effective, forcing flights to be banned from South Africa and five

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Nepal, India to recognise Covid vax certification

Nepal, India to recognise Covid vax certification

🕔20:54, 23.Nov 2021

Kathmandu, Nov 23 (IANS) Nepal and India on Tuesday agreed to recognise Covid-19 vaccine certification. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in this regard by India’s Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra and the Himalayan nation’s Health Secretary Roshan Pokharel

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Delta-like SARS-CoV-2 variant may increase pandemic severity

Delta-like SARS-CoV-2 variant may increase pandemic severity

🕔16:30, 20.Nov 2021

New York, Nov 20 (IANS) A SARS-CoV-2 variant with traits similar to that of the Delta variant might cause a more severe pandemic with more infections and breakthrough infections/reinfections than variants with either trait alone, finds a new study. The study,

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Centre transfers Ayush-64 technology to 46 companies

Centre transfers Ayush-64 technology to 46 companies

🕔12:44, 20.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has transferred the technology of Ayush-64 to 46 companies. Ayush 64 is an effective drug in mild and asymptomatic and mild to moderate cases of Covid-19. Ayush-64

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New sub-lineage of Delta variant found in Sri Lanka

New sub-lineage of Delta variant found in Sri Lanka

🕔06:44, 20.Nov 2021

Colombo, Nov 19 (IANS) A new sub-lineage of Covid-19 Delta variant has been found in Sri Lanka, medical experts said on Friday. Chandima Jeewandara, Director in the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, said that a new sub-lineage named B.1.617.2.104 has

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US reports Covid resurgence in most states

US reports Covid resurgence in most states

🕔15:58, 14.Nov 2021

Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) For the first time in two months, Covid-19 case counts and deaths are rising again in most US states, especially in the northern tier and Rocky Mountains, with a potential fifth wave of the pandemic in sight,

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Europe reports largest weekly increase in Covid cases: WHO

Europe reports largest weekly increase in Covid cases: WHO

🕔15:55, 14.Nov 2021

Geneva, Nov 14 (IANS) Europe has reported almost two million new Covid-19 infections last week, the largest weekly case count in the continent since the start of the pandemic early last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. There were also

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