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New Omicron BA.4 & BA.5 sub-variants detected in Africa, Europe

New Omicron BA.4 & BA.5 sub-variants detected in Africa, Europe

🕔07:03, 13.Apr 2022

South African scientists have detected two new sub-variants of the highly contagious Omicron variant – BA.4 and BA.5. New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) South African scientists have detected two new sub-variants of the highly contagious Omicron variant – BA.4 and BA.5.

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XE variant just another form of Omicron, detected in Jan also: Mandaviya

XE variant just another form of Omicron, detected in Jan also: Mandaviya

🕔20:01, 12.Apr 2022

The new XE variant of Covid is just another form of Omicron, and its case was detected in January also before recently being found in Gujarat, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesday. New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The new

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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 10x better at escaping Covid vax, immunity than Delta: Study

Omicron 10x better at escaping Covid vax, immunity than Delta: Study

🕔20:05, 17.Feb 2022

Although Omicron is touted as mild compared to previous variants, it is widely known to be more contagious than previous Covid strains. Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Although Omicron is touted as mild compared to previous variants, it is widely known to

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Omicron may cause brain complications, inflammations: Russian expert

Omicron may cause brain complications, inflammations: Russian expert

🕔07:31, 14.Feb 2022

Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS) The Omicron strain of the Covid-19 may lead to neurological complications much like other Covid variants, according to a Russian expert. According to founder and chief executive of DNKOM research center Andrey Isaev, although Omicron has been

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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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Sputnik V shows strong protection against Omicron: Joint Italian-Russian study

Sputnik V shows strong protection against Omicron: Joint Italian-Russian study

🕔07:20, 21.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Sputnik V vaccine has demonstrated strong protection against Omicron variant, with over 2 times higher virus neutralising activity compared to the Pfizer vaccinea, ccording to a study conducted by the Spallanzani Institute in Italy in

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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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Third Covid wave in India: Omicron or Delta?

Third Covid wave in India: Omicron or Delta?

🕔19:38, 11.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) While the recent surge in Covid cases seen in India is largely due to Omicron, it does not mean that Delta has weakened, experts contended on Tuesday. India on Tuesday recorded 1,68,063 new Covid cases, taking

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Omicron 105% more transmissible than Delta: Study

Omicron 105% more transmissible than Delta: Study

🕔15:31, 9.Jan 2022

Paris, Jan 9 (IANS) The Omicron Covid-19 variant may be 105 per cent more transmissible than Delta, according to a research by French scientists. The study, published on the medRxiv site and yet to be peer-reviewed, analysed 131,478 tests in France

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India took just 8 days to see Covid surge from 10K to over 1 lakh

India took just 8 days to see Covid surge from 10K to over 1 lakh

🕔13:06, 7.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) In the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has taken just eight days for India’s daily cases to cross 1 lakh from 10,000. If you compare it with the second wave last year, it took

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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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India reports 495 new Omicron cases, tally reaches 2,630

India reports 495 new Omicron cases, tally reaches 2,630

🕔15:08, 6.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) India’s overall Omicron tally increased to 2,630 after 495 fresh cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, with Maharashtra and Delhi continuing to be the worst-hit, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the total, 995

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Omicron is not common cold, warns WHO

Omicron is not common cold, warns WHO

🕔12:46, 5.Jan 2022

Geneva, Jan 5 (IANS) Amid reports that Omicron has symptoms akin to a common cold, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday warned that it is not a common cold and should not be taken lightly. The four most common symptoms

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India reports 58,097 fresh Covid cases, Omicron tally reaches 2,135

India reports 58,097 fresh Covid cases, Omicron tally reaches 2,135

🕔12:44, 5.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) India registered a single-day rise of 58,097 Covid cases, a spike of 20,718 over the previous days total, and 534 deaths in a span of 24 hours, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare

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India logs 37,379 new Covid cases, active infections reach 1.71 lakh

India logs 37,379 new Covid cases, active infections reach 1.71 lakh

🕔10:56, 4.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) In another significant single-day spike amid the ongoing resurgence, India logged 37,479 new Covid-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, taking the overall active infection tally to 1,71,830, the Union Ministry of Health and Family

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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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Omicron: Existing vax not effective, boosters may help, say experts

Omicron: Existing vax not effective, boosters may help, say experts

🕔16:01, 3.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Existing vaccines are not as effective against Omicron as they were against the original virus, and thus boosters may help enhance immunity, health experts said here. The Omicron variant, being highly transmissible, has the potential to

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DRDO Covid hospital to restart in Varanasi as cases rise

DRDO Covid hospital to restart in Varanasi as cases rise

🕔10:42, 3.Jan 2022

Varanasi, Jan 3 (IANS) With a sharp rise in the Covid cases in Varanasi and neighbouring districts in the past few days, officials have contacted the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to restart its temporary Covid hospital in the city.

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Nausea, loss of appetite may be new symptoms of Omicron

Nausea, loss of appetite may be new symptoms of Omicron

🕔07:06, 3.Jan 2022

London, Jan 3 (IANS) While the Omicron variant is considered to be “mild”, the new symptoms include nausea and loss of appetite, according to a Zoe Covid app study. According to the UK’s NHS, the symptoms of coronavirus generally include “a

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