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Saudi Arabia Bans Flights To India And 15 Other Countries

Saudi Arabia Bans Flights To India And 15 Other Countries

The travel ban was notified by the Saudi government’s Directorate General of Passports

23 May 2022
Omicron: India Reports First Cases Of BA.4 Covid-19 Subvariant

Omicron: India Reports First Cases Of BA.4 Covid-19 Subvariant

BA.4 is one of the two sub-variants of Omicron that led to the fifth wave of Covid-19 in South Africa. The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention...

21 May 2022

Study Suggests Omicron May Be As Severe As Previous Covid-19 Variants, Here Is All You Need To Know

Study says that Omicron caused fewer hospitalisations and deaths only because of high vaccination and better treatments by the time it emerged.

Fresh Covid Wave In US? New Omicron Sub-Variants Spark Fears, Read All About Them

Fresh Covid Wave In US? New Omicron Sub-Variants Spark Fears, Read All About Them

New BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron are more transmissible than BA.2 which was itself 80% more transmissible than the original Omicron.

03 May 2022

Delhi: Omicron Found In 97% Samples Taken From Deceased Patients From Jan To March

Genome sequencing of 578 samples collected from the deceased showed 560 of them had the Omicron variant.

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20 April 2022
COVID Surge In Delhi: Lt Governor To Chair DDMA Meet Today, Imposition Of Mask Mandated Expected

COVID Surge In Delhi: Lt Governor To Chair DDMA Meet Today, Imposition Of Mask Mandated Expected

A senior official said that a mask mandate in Delhi is expected as nearby districts of Noida and Ghaziabad have already enforced it.


19 April 2022
Shanghai Reports Seven More Deaths In Omicron Wave, China To Continue With Zero-COVID Policy  

Shanghai Reports Seven More Deaths In Omicron Wave, China To Continue With Zero-COVID Policy  

Shanghai on Monday reported 20,629 new COVID-19 infections. The rest of the Chinese mainland only reported 642 new cases.


17 April 2022
New Omicron Sub-Variants Discovered: Their Spread, Severity, All You Need To Know

New Omicron Sub-Variants Discovered: Their Spread, Severity, All You Need To Know

Two new Omicron sub-variants in New York state are spreading 23-27 per cent faster than the original BA.2 Omicron variant.


15 April 2022
Delhi COVID Spike: Positivity Rate Climbs To 3.95% As 366 New Cases Reported

Delhi COVID Spike: Positivity Rate Climbs To 3.95% As 366 New Cases Reported

Delhi on Friday reported 366 new cases and a positivity rate of 3.95 per cent. 


10 April 2022
Omicron Sub-Variant XE: Its Symptoms, Severity, All You Need To Know

Omicron Sub-Variant XE: Its Symptoms, Severity, All You Need To Know

All viruses evolve and acquire mutations, which lead to the formation of its many “variants”. These “variants” further split and branch to form their...


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07 April 2022
XE Variant: Why Is Centre Refuting BMC's Claims? All You Need To Know

XE Variant: Why Is Centre Refuting BMC's Claims? All You Need To Know

According to BMC's recent statement, the XE variant of Covid was detected in a 50-year-old woman in Mumbai. However, the Centre has refuted such claims.


30 March 2022
Omicron Sub-Variant Surge Fuels Fourth Wave Fears: Is India Prepared?

Omicron Sub-Variant Surge Fuels Fourth Wave Fears: Is India Prepared?

With Covid-19 cases dropping, Indians, as well as the government, seem to be relaxed. Though masks remain mandatory, various state governments are currently in...


29 March 2022
BA.2 'Stealth' Variant Of Omicron Becomes Most Dominant Globally: How Does It Affect?

BA.2 'Stealth' Variant Of Omicron Becomes Most Dominant Globally: How Does It Affect?

According to the World Health Organisation, BA.2 now represents 86 per cent of all sequenced variants, making it more transmissible than the BA.1 and BA.1.1...


24 March 2022
‘RRR’: Theatre Owner Puts Barbed Wire In Front Of Cinema Halls To Control Crowd

‘RRR’: Theatre Owner Puts Barbed Wire In Front Of Cinema Halls To Control Crowd

Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, Jr NTR have a huge fan following, and as the release date of their film, 'RRR' nears, a theatre owner in Andhra Pradesh places barded...


24 March 2022
Mini Mathur Says Omicron Spoilt ‘83’ Collections; Slams Fan Who Reminds Her Of ‘Spider-Man’ And ‘Pushpa'

Mini Mathur Says Omicron Spoilt ‘83’ Collections; Slams Fan Who Reminds Her Of ‘Spider-Man’ And ‘Pushpa'

Filmmaker Kabir Khan's wife Mini Mathur posted about how Omircon was the reason for '83' not doing well. A fan pointed out that 'Pushpa' and 'Spider-Man: No...


20 March 2022
WHO Lists Top 3 Wrong Claims On Omicron, Expresses Concern Over Spreading Misinformation

WHO Lists Top 3 Wrong Claims On Omicron, Expresses Concern Over Spreading Misinformation

WHO's Covid-19 Technical Lead Maria Van Kerkhove elaborated that primarily the misinformation such as the pandemic is over, Omicron is mild and that it is the...


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17 March 2022
Transmission Of COVID-19 Infection From Mother To Baby Rare: BMJ Study

Transmission Of COVID-19 Infection From Mother To Baby Rare: BMJ Study

The researchers found that less than two per cent of babies born to mothers with SARS-CoV-2 infection also test positive for the virus.


17 March 2022
India's Strategies Ensured Better Management Of Omicron Surge Than Many Countries: Mandaviya

India's Strategies Ensured Better Management Of Omicron Surge Than Many Countries: Mandaviya

Delivering the keynote address at a webinar, he said India's strategies of public health response have resulted in better management of Omicron surge compared...


17 March 2022
South Korea's Omicron Deaths Surge Amid Faltering Response

South Korea's Omicron Deaths Surge Amid Faltering Response

The 429 deaths reported in the latest 24 hours were nearly 140 more than the previous one-day record set on Tuesday.


17 March 2022
What Is The New Covid Sub-Variant Found In Israel And Is It Same As 'Stealth Omicron'?

What Is The New Covid Sub-Variant Found In Israel And Is It Same As 'Stealth Omicron'?

.The new strain is a subvariant of Omicron, which was first detected in South Africa last year before cropping up in several parts of the world including...


17 March 2022
India Fared Better Than Others In Managing Omicron-Driven Covid Surge, Claims Health Ministry

India Fared Better Than Others In Managing Omicron-Driven Covid Surge, Claims Health Ministry

"Not only the reported peak in India was much lower, but the consistent efforts also led to a decreasing trajectory soon.


17 March 2022
South Korea Sees Record Surge In COVID Infections, Deaths In 'Omicron Explosion'

South Korea Sees Record Surge In COVID Infections, Deaths In 'Omicron Explosion'

South Korea recorded 6,21,266 new infections and 429 deaths in 24 hours in a record surge. A senior official said explosion of Omicron cases that has been...


16 March 2022
Omicron Infection Linked With Common Respiratory Illness In Children: Study

Omicron Infection Linked With Common Respiratory Illness In Children: Study

The illness is marked by a distinctive barking cough and sometimes noisy, high-pitched intakes of breath known as stridor.


16 March 2022
Omicron Infection Linked With Common Respiratory Illness In Children: Study

Omicron Infection Linked With Common Respiratory Illness In Children: Study

The observational study, published recently in the journal Pediatrics, describes 75 children who came to the Boston Children's Hospital emergency department...


15 March 2022
What Is 'Stealth Omicron' That Is Driving China's Biggest Covid Outbreak? Can It Hit India?

What Is 'Stealth Omicron' That Is Driving China's Biggest Covid Outbreak? Can It Hit India?

A fast-spreading variant known as B.A.2, also dubbed 'stealth omicron' is testing China's zero-tolerance strategy, which has previously kept the virus at bay...


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