Covid Vaccine

Covid-19: US makes negative report mandatory for incoming fliers

In the absence of a negative Covid-19 report, passengers will have to produce documentation of having recovered in the 90 days before boarding their flight.

The new protocol will become effective from December 6, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (File)

COVID-19 outbreak on Norwegian cruise ship approaching New Orleans in US

The Norwegian Breakaway had departed New Orleans on November 28 and is due to return this weekend, the Louisiana Department of Health said in a news release.

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No vaccines available for children under the age of 12 as infections soar in South Africa

''As far as vaccinating under the age of 12 is concerned, there is no vaccine registered in South Africa so far. We await applications from the manufacturers for use of vaccines at different ages and different boosters and in

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More omicron cases detected in US as hospitals strain under delta surge

'The omicron variant is here, and as anticipated we are seeing the beginning of community spread," state Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said in a news release.

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SGTF strategy will help in early detection of Omicron cases: Researcher

For example, 'S' Gene, ORF, 'N' gene, Rdrp, 'E' gene etc are viral genes that are targeted to detect COVID-19 virus, and multiple genes make up the genetic structure of SARS-Co V-2, said Khairnar of Nagpur-based CSIR-NEERI.

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Maharashtra acting chief secy takes 1st COVID-19 vaccine jab 10 months after launch of inoculation drive

The medical officer said that Chakrabarty defended the move of taking the jab months after the launch of the vaccination drive, saying that although he had no aversion to the vaccine, it was his personal decision and he could

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Two per cent passengers from not ‘at risk’ nations to undergo random testing on arrival at Bengaluru

"As per the international travel guidelines, 2% of the passengers coming from countries that are not in the 'at-risk' list shall undergo random testing at the Airport on arrival. The cost of random testing of such passengers

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Double vaccinate against Covid first, experts say amid calls for booster shots

Concerns over the Omicron variant and waning vaccine-induced protection against the infection have highlighted the need for boosters to protect the most vulnerable.

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Omicron variant: Role of genome sequencing and is India ready? CORE Diagnostics’ Dr Shivani Sharma explains

As WHO states, Omicron variant of Sars-CoV2 virus is likely to spread and possess a “very high” risk of infection surges.

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South Korea sets daily records for new coronavirus cases, deaths

The 5,352 new cases reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Saturday marked the third time this week the daily tally exceeded 5,000.

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Contact tracing revs up in some states as omicron reaches US

In New York City, officials quickly reached out to a man who tested positive for the variant and had attended an anime conference at a Manhattan convention center last month along with more than 50,000 people.

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Russia registers record for virus-linked deaths in October

A report by Rosstat on Friday brought the overall number of virus-linked deaths between April 2020 and October 2021 to over 537,000 almost twice the widely-cited toll reported by Russia's state coronavirus task force to date.

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Singapore says Omicron not more severe than other variants as of now

More data and further studies on Omicron are needed, the MOH said adding that it is expecting to see more such cases being reported globally in the coming weeks.

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Concern over COVID-19 infections in children under 5 as South Africa’s daily cases shoot up

"We have always seen children not being heavily affected by the COVID epidemic in the past (and) not having many admissions (to hospitals). In the third wave, we saw more admissions in children under five and in teenagers who

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COVID-19: As worries over Omicron gather pace, India halts plans of resuming regular international flights

The decision came in light of the emergence of new variants of concern, the DGCA said, adding that the situation was being closely monitored while consulting all of the stakeholders.

COVID-19: Centre issues FAQs on Omicron, says no evidence to suggest existing vaccines don’t work on it

The ministry has issued a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Omicron variant of coronavirus which has been designated by WHO as a 'variant of concern' (VoC).

Two cases of the new variant were reported in Karnataka on Thursday. (Reuters)

Consider booster dose for those above 40: INSACOG

The recommendation was made in the weekly bulletin of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Sequencing Consortium (INSACOG), a network of national testing labs set up by the government to monitor genomic variations of COVID-19.

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West Bengal to soon conduct trials of COVID-19 booster shots

School of Tropical Medicine, College of Medicine & Sagore Dutta Hospital, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College & Hospital are the three government medical facilties that have evinced interest in this regard.

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WHO says measures against delta work for omicron variant too

While a few regional countries are facing surges, COVID-19 cases and deaths in many others have decreased and plateaued, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Dr. Takeshi Kasai told reporters Friday in a virtual news

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Malaysia detects first omicron case in South African student

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the 19-year-old female transited in Singapore and arrived in Malaysia on Nov 19, where she underwent a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

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Karnataka CM to chair high-level meeting to discuss ‘Omicron’ variant, new guidelines likely

The meeting is scheduled for Friday afternoon, after the Chief Minister returns from his Delhi trip.

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Two international air travellers including a child test positive for Covid; TN Govt says tests will only ascertain if Omicron variant

The government ruled out social media reports claiming they were cases of Omicron but said tests only would conclude if they are infected with the latest variant of the coronavirus.

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Vigilance, genome sequencing, border surveillance and vaccination key things against Omicron: Expert

The task force member, Dr Vasant Nagvekar, who is a consultant on infectious diseases at a city-based hospital, said in a statement on Thursday that although there was no need to panic, the Omicron variant is definitely a cau

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Omicron coronavirus variant found in multiple US states

Just a day after the first known US case was found in California, tests showed the omicron variant had infected at least five people in the New York City metropolitan area, plus a man from Minnesota who had attended an anime

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WHO deploys team in South Africa to tackle Omicron variant

Some 11,500 new infections were registered in the latest daily figures, a sharp rise from the 8,500 cases confirmed the previous day.

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Delhi govt likely to propose DDMA to make 1st dose of Covid vaccine must for entry to public places

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said on Tuesday that 97 per cent of Delhiites have received their first dose of vaccine, and 57 per cent are fully inoculated.

Trigger of rare blood clots linked with AstraZeneca Covid vaccine found

The researchers outlined the details for the structure and receptor of ChAdOx1, which is adapted from chimpanzee adenovirus Y25 -- and how it interacts with PF4.

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