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Omicron varient

US scientists detect Omicron variant for first time in deer

The yet-to-be peer-reviewed study also found neutralising antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in one of the Omicron-infected deer

07 Mar 2022 2:01 PM

Study finds limited efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines against Omicron

The research found that only individuals vaccinated with a third or booster dose form antibodies that can partially block Omicron

23 Feb 2022 1:11 PM

Omicron sub-variant, which could be more infectious, found in 57 countries: WHO

UN health agency said little was known yet about the differences between the sub-variants, and called for studies into its characteristics

02 Feb 2022 10:10 AM

Pfizer begins testing omicron-matched COVID shots in adults

COVID-19 vaccine-makers have been updating their shots to better match omicron in case global health authorities decide the change is needed

26 Jan 2022 11:18 AM

Europe could be headed for pandemic 'endgame': WHO

The WHO regional office for Africa also said last week that cases of Covid had plummeted in that region and deaths were declining

24 Jan 2022 10:09 AM


New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding due to Omicron surge

New Zealanders are set to face new COVID-19 restrictions after nine cases of the omicron variant were detected in a single family

23 Jan 2022 12:13 PM

China media say foreign parcels suspected in new COVID infections

China has repeatedly emphasized the danger of infection from packaging, despite only trace amounts of the virus being found on such items

18 Jan 2022 1:14 PM

India reports 1,41,986 new Covid cases, Omicron tally rises to 3,071

Maharashtra at top with 876 Omicron variant cases, followed by Delhi at 513, Karnataka 333, Rajasthan 291, Kerala 284 and Gujarat 204

08 Jan 2022 12:10 PM

South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides

Infections dropped by almost 30% last week compared to the preceding seven days while hospital admissions also declined in eight provinces

31 Dec 2021 11:52 AM

45 crore COVID vaccines a month soon: Mansukh Mandaviya

Buffer stocks of medicines and oxygen had been prepared and 48,000 ventilators had been distributed to the states, the minister said

21 Dec 2021 6:45 AM


No evidence Omicron has lower severity than Delta variant: UK study

The study estimates that the risk of reinfection with the Omicron variant is 5.4 times greater than that of the Delta variant

20 Dec 2021 2:09 PM

Traders brace for third wave as Omicron cases rise in Delhi

On Tuesday, the minister said that the Omicron variant had not spread in the community so far and the situation was under control

18 Dec 2021 4:49 PM

4 more Omicron cases detected in Delhi: City health minister

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has not spread in the community so far and the situation is under control, he added

14 Dec 2021 1:22 PM

UK announces booster drive to fight 'tidal wave' of Omicron

Uk began easing coronavirus restrictions in June and the alert level was at stage three, which means the epidemic is in general circulation

13 Dec 2021 10:47 AM

India reports two more Omicron cases, total tally rises to 35

The two new cases were reported from Andhra Pradesh and Chandigarh

12 Dec 2021 1:45 PM


Top WHO, US scientists say Omicron no worse than other virus variants

US scientist Anthony Fauci echoed the WHO's view, saying Omicron did not appear worse than prior strains based on early indications

08 Dec 2021 12:06 PM

Kishwar Desai | No kisses under the mistletoe; but shouldn’t libraries stay open 24/7?

Students from Kings College are in the middle of a protest saying that they would like to remain in the library for 24 hours as they used to

06 Dec 2021 1:25 AM

US makes negative COVID-19 test report mandatory for all incoming passengers

“Air passengers will also be required to confirm in the form of an attestation that the information they present is true, officials said

05 Dec 2021 12:02 PM

One in 3 Indians continue to step out without masks: Survey

The survey, conducted in April, received more than 25,000 responses from citizens residing in 364 districts of India

05 Dec 2021 6:41 AM

India tour of South Africa might be pushed back by one week amid Omicron scare

India is slated to tour South Africa next month for three Tests, three ODIs and four T20Is

02 Dec 2021 11:32 AM