Four passengers from UK, Netherlands test positive for Covid, samples sent for genome sequencing

All four have been admitted to the LNJP Hospital, where a dedicated ward has been set up for isolating and treating such patients, they added.
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Karnataka CM to meet Union Health Minister to discuss administration of booster dose of COVID vaccine

He said no decisions have been taken regarding restrictions on Christmas and New Year celebrations, and there is no need for "unnecessary worry" on lockdown like measures, when social and economic act

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) India December 1 Live News: Amid Omicron concerns, DGCA postpones resumption of scheduled international flights from December 15

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No Omicron cases in India yet, says health minister Mansukh Mandaviya

The government has issued advisories to deal with the emerging situation and is keeping a close watch at the ports, the minister told Parliament.

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Covid related restrictions extended in Bengal till Dec 15

The decision was made after a review of the current situation of the pandemic.

India extends a helping hand to Africa; Ready to send vaccines and medical supplies

According to the MEA statement, India has promised supply of PPE kits, medical equipment including ventilators, life saving drugs, test kits, gloves and more.


Fight against Omicron: Delhi airport jumps to action! Ready with arrangements to test international passengers

With the possible threat of Omicron, the Delhi international airport has already made arrangements to accommodate up to 1,500 international passengers.

96% doses administered since May 1 were at govt centres, just 4% at private facilities, govt tells Rajya Sabha

As on 28th November, 78.19 crore beneficiaries (estimated 83.3 per cent population aged 18 years and above) have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pr

Asked as to by when all citizens are expected to be fully vaccinated, Pawar said it is the government's endeavour to vaccinate all eligible with the first dose and their due second dose by December this year.

SEC recommendations on Covaxin emergency use authorisation for 2-18 age group being examined: Govt

The CDSCO has also approved COVID-19 vaccine (ZyCoV-D) of Cadila Healthcare for restricted use in emergency situation in the age group 12 years and above, she added.

This recommendation is being examined and additional information has been requested at the level of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)," Pawar said.

Want to lose weight? Cutting fat from your diet might not be the best approach!

At times like these when a virus is eyeing our health 24X7, it becomes increasingly important to have the right information especially when it is about our own body.

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8.3 lakh Covid cases treated under Ayushman Bharat in 2 years: Govt

"This is with respect to transactions recorded on the NHA (National Health Authority) IT platform as well as the information shared by states, using their own IT systems," Minister of State for Health

Benefits of the scheme are portable across the country, therefore, urban-rural bifurcation is not maintained for the beneficiaries, she stated.

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Delhi: Seven Covid deaths in November; higher than in September, October

Amid scare of the Omicron variant, Kejriwal has urged PM Narendra Modi to stop flights coming to India from those countries which are affected by the new variant.

Delhi had recorded four Covid deaths in October and five in September. (File)

Omicron: Why it poses high risk and how to keep your guard up

Omicron has more than 30 spike mutations, more than double the number carried by Delta making it more dangerous and having a higher risk of causing reinfection

COVID-19: Mandatory face masks in force as Omicron cases rise to 14 in UK

The Omicron variant, first identified in southern Africa, is feared to have higher re-infection risk and its potential vaccine resistance due to a large number of spike proteins.

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COVID-19: Govt extends containment measures till December 31 amid global concerns over Omicron variant

Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla also asked states and UTs to strictly adhere to the November 25 advisory, recommending rigorous screening and testing of international arrivals.

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First French Omicron case on Indian Ocean island of Reunion

The man was placed in quarantine. He has “muscle pain and fatigue,” Mavingui said, according to public television Reunion 1ere.

Omicron brings COVID-19 vaccine inequity ‘home to roost’

The European Union, which has in general allowed vaccines manufactured in the bloc to be sold anywhere in the world, has actually delivered about a third of its 400 million promised doses.

Covid long-haulers may experience abnormal breathing, chronic fatigue: Study

Also, a selection bias may have occurred as the researchers studied patients with predominantly unexplained dyspnea or shortness of breath.

Moderna CEO warns COVID-19 shots less effective against Omicron, spooks markets

India, home to the world's largest vaccine maker, has approved supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to many African countries and said it stands ready to "expeditiously" send more.

Covid-19: Maharashtra on lookout for driver who drove Dombivli man home; South Africa-returnee tests positive in Chandigarh

While health officials are still to ascertain if the patient is infected with the Omicron variant, doctors have urged the authorities at Mumbai airport to be extra cautious.

The driver’s details have since been shared with the state health department. (File)

Covid-19: Can RT-PCR tests detect Omicron variant infection?

If the diagnostic tests do not indicate the presence of the Omicron or any other variant, the detection would have to await gene sequencing that takes between 24 and 96 hours.

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Omicron: WHO warns that new virus variant poses ‘very high’ risk

Cases have been reported in such places as Canada, Germany, Britain, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Portugal, where authorities identified 13 omicron infections among members of the Belenenses

Testing kits can detect Omicron: Mylab

It said the kits can detect infection for the 12 major variants — Omicron, Beta, Zeta, Epsilon, Delta, Kappa, Gamma, Lambda, Theta, Alpha, Eta and Lota.

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