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  • Amid Omicron scare, India sees dip in Covid cases in a day

    Amid Omicron scare, India sees dip in Covid cases in a day

    In the same time span, a total of 415 deaths have also been reported across the nation, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Saturday morning.

    December 5, 2021
  • Covid: Malaysia reports 1st Omicron variant case

    Covid: Malaysia reports 1st Omicron variant case

    On December 1, the ministry imposed entry restrictions on foreign nationals from eight African countries with a high risk of Omicron infections.

    December 3, 2021
  • Covid: Sri Lanka records first ‘Omicron’ case

    Covid: Sri Lanka records first ‘Omicron’ case

    The infected who were identified with the gene sequencing had arrived in Sri Lanka a few days ago.

    December 3, 2021
  • 10 South African nationals go missing, K’taka govt worried

    10 South African nationals go missing, K’taka govt worried

    These South African nationals had arrived in Bengaluru between November 12 and 22.

    December 3, 2021
  • 10 Omicron suspects admitted to Delhi’s LNJP Hospital

    10 Omicron suspects admitted to Delhi’s LNJP Hospital

    Talking to IANS, Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director, LNJP Hospital, which has been designated for the Omicron infection treatment, said on Friday, "We have admitted a total 10 individuals who are suspected to be of new Covid variant Omicron". However, he underlined that 'none of them have been identified yet ti have been infected with the Omicron variant'. He said that their genome sequencing reports are awaited.

    December 3, 2021
  • K’taka on high alert, reports of Omicron suspects awaited

    K’taka on high alert, reports of Omicron suspects awaited

    Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has pasted a sticker in front of the infected person's residence with warnings. The officials have sealed down the area and blocked the road for 100 meters near the residence and declared it a cluster.

    December 3, 2021
  • Omicron enters India, two test positive in Karnataka

    Omicron enters India, two test positive in Karnataka

    The contacts of the duo who tested positive for the latest variant have been identified and are under monitoring, he said.

    December 2, 2021
  • Omicron-positive couple gives false info, puts many at infection risk

    Omicron-positive couple gives false info, puts many at infection risk

    The couple -- a pastor and his wife in their 40s -- initially told health authorities they took one of the officially designated infection-proof "quarantine" taxies.

    December 2, 2021
  • Omicron may soon outrun Delta cases in South Africa

    Omicron may soon outrun Delta cases in South Africa

    Omicron was first detected in a sample taken on November 8 in Gauteng, South Africa's most populous province, and was officially reported on November 24.

    December 2, 2021
  • Omicron a setback for international travel: Scindia

    Omicron a setback for international travel: Scindia

    "At present we have air bubble agreement with 31 countries and have a proposal with 10 other nations to start air bubble agreement,"

    December 2, 2021
  • Centre monitoring situation before resuming international flights

    Centre monitoring situation before resuming international flights

    The government had earlier announced that it would resume scheduled commercial international passenger services from 15 December.

    December 1, 2021
  • Foreign travellers to be home quarantined for 7 days in J&K

    Foreign travellers to be home quarantined for 7 days in J&K

    They will be re-tested on the 8th day, while the COVID positive travellers will be sent to institutional isolation centres (designated health facilities) for 15 days and their samples will also be sent for genome sequencing at ICMR designated testing laboratories.

    December 1, 2021
  • Omicron: Things to do, and not do

    Omicron: Things to do, and not do

    Vaccination might be a choice currently, however, choices come with consequences. Even if vaccines only reduce transmission modestly, over and above the infections they prevent, a breakthrough case in a vaccinated individual poses less risk of transmission to others than infection in an unvaccinated and previously uninfected individual.

    December 1, 2021
  • Lessons of Omicron

    Lessons of Omicron

    “We cannot end this pandemic unless we solve the vaccine crisis,” said the WHO chief, even as he criticised wealthier nations for rushing to administer booster jabs to healthier people, stating that while vaccines are “in every country’s best interest” the emergence of the new variant ~ a highly-mutated coronavirus ~ and other such variants will continue to cause concern until the entire world’s population is equally vaccinated.

    December 1, 2021
  • Omicron fears: State extends Covid curbs till 15 December

    Omicron fears: State extends Covid curbs till 15 December

    State government has already allowed local trains to ply with 50 per cent seating capacity. Colleges, universities and schools for classes 9 to 12 were reopened on 16 November by following the Standard Operating Procedures issued by the State School Education Department and Higher Education Department. Coaching centres for competitive examinations too have been allowed to reopen with 70 per cent capacity.

    December 1, 2021
  • Delhi gearing up to meet the possible threat from new Covid-19 variant, says Kejriwal

    Delhi gearing up to meet the possible threat from new Covid-19 variant, says Kejriwal

    Kejriwal informed that the manpower that might be needed to successfully fight the coronavirus-caused battle was undergoing proper training.

    November 30, 2021
  • New Covid-19 variant: Kejriwal urges PM again to stop foreign flights

    New Covid-19 variant: Kejriwal urges PM again to stop foreign flights

    Kejriwal earlier wrote a letter to the Prime Minister on 28 November, requesting him to immediately stop flights from those countries which are affected by the new variant.

    November 30, 2021