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  • One confirmed case of XE variant detected in India: INSACOG

    One confirmed case of XE variant detected in India: INSACOG

    "BA.2.10 and BA.2.12 are BA.2 sub-lineages that have been detected and many old BA.2 sequences have been reclassified into these new sub-lineages. So far these sub-lineages are not reported to be associated with increased severity of disease," the bulletin said, adding that so far there are no reports of XE clusters across India.

    May 3, 2022
  • No need to panic about Covid XE variant: Jain

    No need to panic about Covid XE variant: Jain

    “New variants of the virus are being discovered around the world almost every other day, and many more will emerge as time passes. We have to understand that unless a variant is deemed as a ‘variant of concern’ by the WHO, we need not be worried about it,” added Jain.

    April 11, 2022
  • Omicron may be last variant of concern

    Omicron may be last variant of concern

    So-called “gain-of-function” studies, which look at what mutations SARS-CoV-2 needs to spread more efficiently, have identified plenty of mutations that improve the spike protein’s ability to bind to human cells that omicron doesn’t have. Besides this, improvements could be made to other aspects of the virus life cycle, such as genome replication

    December 24, 2021
  • Three of Delhi’s Omicron patients have no travel history

    Three of Delhi’s Omicron patients have no travel history

    There may be some more cases in other hospitals as Delhi government has designated four more private hospitals for the treatment.

    December 21, 2021
  • US reports first death from Omicron

    US reports first death from Omicron

    Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo confirmed on Monday in a tweet that he became the first to die from Omicron in the county.

    December 21, 2021
  • Odisha’s first Omicron cases detected: Two foreign returnees test positive

    Odisha’s first Omicron cases detected: Two foreign returnees test positive

    The Institute of Life Sciences (ILS)-Bhubaneswar on Tuesday confirmed the detection of the new variant on the basis of genome sequencing clinical test reports.

    December 21, 2021
  • Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate: WHO

    Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate: WHO

    In India, the Omicron variant caseload is rising each day. Delhi on Tuesday reported four more cases of Omicron taking the total tally to six. However, one person infected with Omicron variant has been discharged from the hospital.

    December 15, 2021
  • Andhra Pradesh detects its first case of Omicron COVID-19 variant

    Andhra Pradesh detects its first case of Omicron COVID-19 variant

    So far, a total of 15 foreign travellers were found COVID-19 RT-PCR positive and all the 15 samples were sent to CCMB for Genome sequencing.

    December 12, 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
  • Four tested positive for Covid at IGI airport, samples sent for sequencing

    Four tested positive for Covid at IGI airport, samples sent for sequencing

    Their samples have been sent for genome sequencing lab attached to the hospital. The travellers have mild symptoms. All are Indian citizens coming from the foreign visit, added the source.

    December 1, 2021
  • No case of Omicron variant detected in India so far: Mandaviya

    No case of Omicron variant detected in India so far: Mandaviya

    The Covid situation in the country, he said, is under control but measures are being taking to pervent it from spreading further.

    November 30, 2021
  • Japan closes borders for overseas travellers amid Omicron scare

    Japan closes borders for overseas travellers amid Omicron scare

    pan has already suspended the exemption for people who have recently been to any of nine African countries including Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    November 29, 2021
  • Odisha to screen the overseas travelers amidst concern of COVID-19’s new variant

    Odisha to screen the overseas travelers amidst concern of COVID-19’s new variant

    Testing, quarantine and genome sequencing will be mandatory for those coming from outside, particularly from other foreign countries. Instructions have been issued to districts and urban local bodies to monitor and screen the people coming from outside along with intensive testing to prevent outbreak of the Covid-19 variant Omicron, said Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra quoting the contents of the revised guidelines.

    November 29, 2021
  • 2 Omicron variant cases detected in Australia’s New South Wales

    2 Omicron variant cases detected in Australia’s New South Wales

    The variant, believed to be more infectious than all previous strains, was first detected in South Africa and flagged as a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday.

    November 28, 2021
  • Israel reports 1st case of new Covid-19 variant

    Israel reports 1st case of new Covid-19 variant

    The strain was discovered in a genomic sequencing test that took an Israeli who returned from Malawi, the Ministry said.

    November 26, 2021
  • UP issues alert over ‘Botswana’ variant

    UP issues alert over ‘Botswana’ variant

    An official note on the matter issued by additional chief secretary, health and family welfare, said that the Covid-19 variant B.1.1529 (commonly being referred to as 'Botswana' variant) is reported to have significantly high number of mutations and thus has a serious public health implication.

    November 26, 2021
  • Kejriwal ask experts to suggest preventive measures for new Covid – 19 variant

    Kejriwal ask experts to suggest preventive measures for new Covid – 19 variant

    The new coronavirus variant, called B.1.1.529 by medical experts and first identified in South Africa and Botswana earlier this week, soon reached Hong Kong, far away from the African shores.

    November 26, 2021