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Omicron Variant Covid 19

Omicron May Be As Severe As Previous COVID-19 Variants, Study Finds

Omicron May Be As Severe As Previous COVID-19 Variants, Study Finds

The B.1.1.529 (Omicron) variant has previously been reported as more transmissible, but less severe than other SARS-CoV-2 variants.

05 May 2022
Shanghai Registers First Covid-19 Deaths, China Rules Out Relaxations Until Communist Party Congress Meet

Shanghai Registers First Covid-19 Deaths, China Rules Out Relaxations Until Communist Party Congress Meet

China’s health minister Ma Xiaowei has pledged to take toughest measures to prevent a major outbreak of Covid-19, ruling out any relaxations ahead of this...

18 April 2022

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.

Covid-19: Mumbai Reports First Case Of XE Variant, More Transmissible

Covid-19: Mumbai Reports First Case Of XE Variant, More Transmissible

The condition of the patients infected with the new strains of the virus in Mumbai was not serious, the official said.

06 April 2022

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...

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19 March 2022
China Reports First COVID Deaths In A Year, Rules Out Relaxing 'Zero COVID' Strategy

China Reports First COVID Deaths In A Year, Rules Out Relaxing 'Zero COVID' Strategy

China reported two COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, the first since January 2021. China is currently witnessing a two-year high surge in COVID cases.


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.


16 March 2022
Stealth Omicron: High-Level Meet In India To Review Covid Comeback In China

Stealth Omicron: High-Level Meet In India To Review Covid Comeback In China

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting in the wake of a humongous rise in the Covid-19 cases in China and South East...


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.


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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...


16 March 2022
Covid Vaccination Of Children In 12-14 Age Group Begins

Covid Vaccination Of Children In 12-14 Age Group Begins

Covid vaccination of children in 12-14 years age group started in Delhi on Wednesday amid a steady decline in new coronavirus cases being reported in the city.


12 March 2022
Travel Demand Picking Up, Says Booking Holdings

Travel Demand Picking Up, Says Booking Holdings

Pent-up demand, vaccine acceptance, along with countries reopening borders, are fuelling demand, he said, adding in the US travel is really picking up, while...


27 February 2022
Decision On Face Mask Rule Will Be Taken Carefully Though COVID-19 Wave Almost Flattened: Maharashtra Health Minister

Decision On Face Mask Rule Will Be Taken Carefully Though COVID-19 Wave Almost Flattened: Maharashtra Health Minister

Tope's comments come a day after Maharashtra reported 893 COVID-19 cases and eight fatalities due to the infection.


25 February 2022
Delhi: Omicron Found In 80 Pc Of Samples Taken From Deceased Patients Till Feb 22

Delhi: Omicron Found In 80 Pc Of Samples Taken From Deceased Patients Till Feb 22

Overall, the Omicron variant was found in 92 per cent of the 626 samples analysed at genome sequencing laboratories in the capital till February 22 this year,...


24 February 2022
High Cases Indicate Covid-19 Omicron Wave In Singapore Likely To Peak Soon, Says Expert

High Cases Indicate Covid-19 Omicron Wave In Singapore Likely To Peak Soon, Says Expert

The daily cases of Omicron in the city-state have gone beyond 20,000 expected earlier to 20,312 new infections on Wednesday and 26,032 on Tuesday.


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23 February 2022
Cambodia Vaccinating Ages 3-4 To Fight Omicron Outbreak

Cambodia Vaccinating Ages 3-4 To Fight Omicron Outbreak

After vaccinating adults and older children, Cambodia approved shots for ages 6-11 in September last year as part of reopening its schools.


23 February 2022
Reinfection With Different Subtypes Of Omicron Possible, Study Finds

Reinfection With Different Subtypes Of Omicron Possible, Study Finds

The researchers found 67 cases in which the same individual had become infected twice at a 20-60-day interval, and where both infections were due to Omicron...


23 February 2022
Omicron Variant Silent Killer, Recovery Takes Long : CJI

Omicron Variant Silent Killer, Recovery Takes Long : CJI

"It is a silent killer….I suffered in the first wave but recovered in four days, but now in this wave, it has been 25 days and I am still suffering," Ramana...


18 February 2022
Health Minister: Germany Has Crossed Omicron Peak

Health Minister: Germany Has Crossed Omicron Peak

Lauterbach, an epidemiologist by training, noted that as many as 12% of people over age 60 in Germany are still unvaccinated.


18 February 2022
Omicron Subvariant BA.2 May Cause Severe Disease, Lab Study Suggests

Omicron Subvariant BA.2 May Cause Severe Disease, Lab Study Suggests

On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said while BA.2 is more tranmsissible than BA.1, the subvariant is not more severe.


17 February 2022
Tripura Confirms Presence Of Omicron Variant Of COVID-19

Tripura Confirms Presence Of Omicron Variant Of COVID-19

West Tripura district reported the highest number of omicron cases at 76 during the period.


11 February 2022
Odisha Logs 1,572 New COVID-19 Cases, 20 Fresh Fatalities

Odisha Logs 1,572 New COVID-19 Cases, 20 Fresh Fatalities

On the other hand, Omicron has replaced Delta as the dominant variant in the state, with over 98 per cent of the samples recently undergoing genome sequencing...


08 February 2022
Omicron Is Dominant COVID-19 Variant In Country: Govt

Omicron Is Dominant COVID-19 Variant In Country: Govt

The clinical management protocols have also been disseminated under the Ministry of Health's Center of Excellence initiative for all states in collaboration...


08 February 2022
Views Of Experts To Be Taken On Vaccination For Children Below 15 Years: Mandaviya

Views Of Experts To Be Taken On Vaccination For Children Below 15 Years: Mandaviya

The government has constituted an expert group to give suggestions on which age group to be given COVID-19 vaccine first and accordingly vaccination for the...


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