Jan 22, 2022 08:39 PM IST
The initial Omicron variant has become the dominant virus strain in recent months but British health authorities have notably identified hundreds of cases of the latest version, dubbed BA.2, while international data suggest it could spread relatively quickly.
- Jan 22, 2022 12:18 PM IST
COVID-19: Until January, Kiribati hadn't reported a single virus case, while Samoa had only recorded two since the pandemic began, according to the World Health Organization. But now, overseas travellers have brought several cases to the countries,
- Jan 22, 2022 11:52 AM IST
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), which monitors data related to the pandemic, said the sub-lineage known as BA.2 shows a low number of cases in the country, with the original Omicron lineage BA.1 still dominant.
- Jan 22, 2022 08:26 AM IST
Coronavirus Omicron Highlights: According to the health ministry's data, India has recorded a total of 10,050 Omicron cases so far.
- Jan 21, 2022 05:36 PM IST
People line up for COVID tests and vaccines as infections continue to spread with the now-dominant Omicron variant, which is spreading far faster than previous versions of the coronavirus. A fast-spreading Omicron variant that causes milder illness compared with previous versions of the coronavirus has fuelled the view that COVID-19 poses less of a risk than in the past. But the extraordinary spread of Omicron in many countries means that in absolute numbers, more people will experience severe disease.
- Jan 21, 2022 12:55 PM IST
The joint Russian-Italian study — funded by the Russian Direct Investment Fund which markets Sputnik V — compared the blood serum samples of people taken three to six months after the second dose of the two vaccines.
- Jan 21, 2022 09:36 AM IST
Coronavirus Omicron India Highlights | According to the health ministry's data, India recorded a total of 9,692 Omicron cases so far, an increase of 4.36 percent since yesterday.
- Jan 21, 2022 08:40 AM IST
The pandemic has exposed the glaring gaps in India’s health infrastructure. While involving the private sector in tertiary care is fine for primary and secondary care, public resources must be augmented
- Jan 20, 2022 05:15 PM IST
Mounting evidence suggests that the Omicron variant is less likely to cause serious infections of the throat and lungs. The process through which the novel coronavirus infects a cell is pretty much similar for all variants. Here is all you need to know about the infection.
- Jan 20, 2022 04:08 PM IST
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- Jan 20, 2022 03:53 PM IST
COVID-19: Health workers have had to battle vaccine hesitancy in several parts of India.
- Jan 20, 2022 03:15 PM IST
Interacting with reporters, Jain said Delhi saw a record surge in the number of daily Covid cases recently with over 28,000 cases registered in a day and the positivity rate too had gone beyond 30 per cent.
- Jan 20, 2022 02:39 PM IST
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has approved a proposal to this effect sent to him by the school education department, she told reporters.
- Jan 20, 2022 02:07 PM IST
Supreme Court has been conducting completely virtual hearing since the beginning of January owing to the rise in number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi.
- Jan 20, 2022 01:34 PM IST
Roughly 72% of Austria's population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, one of the lowest rates in western Europe.
- Jan 20, 2022 01:32 PM IST
"COVID is not going away. It’s going to be with us for many, many years, perhaps forever, and we have to learn to live with it… I think we are leading Europe in the transition from pandemic to endemic and we’re leading the way in showing the world how you can live with COVID."
- Jan 20, 2022 01:03 PM IST
The national carrier has started operating flights to the US again after the FAA gave its consent to operate certain aircraft which comprised most Airbus SE and Boeing Co models, including Boeing's 777
- Jan 20, 2022 12:50 PM IST
Researchers from Francis Crick Institute and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), UK, found that antibodies generated in people who had received only two doses of either the AstraZeneca or the Pfizer vaccine were less able to neutralise Omicron as compared to Alpha and Delta variants.
- Jan 20, 2022 10:55 AM IST
The country has ordered 51 million doses of the U.S.-manufactured vaccine, supplied under the brand Nuvaxovid, for its population of 26 million. Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines are already in use in Australia. Johnson and Johnson's Janssen vaccine is also approved but the government has not bought any.
- Jan 20, 2022 10:37 AM IST
Coronavirus Update | The active cases rose to 19,24,051, the highest in 234 days, while the death toll climbed to 4,87,693 with 491 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
- Jan 20, 2022 08:57 AM IST
Boris Johnson's light touch approach to dealing with Omicron saw him introduce work-at-home advice and vaccine passes as well as more mask-wearing on Dec. 8, although he stopped short of more onerous restrictions seen globally.
- Jan 20, 2022 08:51 AM IST
Snug-fitting N95 face masks, so-called because they filter at least 95% of particulate matter from the air, will be shipped to pharmacies and community health centers this week, the official said, and will be available for pickup late next week.
- Jan 20, 2022 08:07 AM IST
"The virus is spreading more actively than ever before," PAHO Director Carissa Etienne told a briefing.
- Jan 20, 2022 07:40 AM IST
Punit Renjen said India will be the fastest-growing large economy in the world in 2022, registering a growth of somewhere between eight and nine per cent. ''This is going to be India's century,'' Renjen told PTI in an interview.
- Jan 20, 2022 07:31 AM IST
Coronavirus Omicron India Highlights | The active cases rose to 19,24,051, the highest in 234 days, while the death toll climbed to 4,87,693 with 491 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.