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Telangana: 43 Medicos Test Covid-19 Positive After Annual Day Party Amid Omicron Scare

Dec 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

After 43 medical students of the Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences in Telangana tested Covid-19 positive, the state's Director of Public Health G Srinivas Rao assured that there is no need to panic as the recovery rate in the state is 98.18%.

Covid-19 Omicron Variant Might Be Less Deadly Than Delta: US Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci

Dec 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

'Thus far, it does not look like there's a great degree of severity to it,' said US Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci as he encouraged early reports suggesting that Omicron variant of Covid-19 might be less deadly than Delta variant.


Omicron In India: Planning To Travel? Five Things You Must Do

As the threat due to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus rises in India, public health experts advise travellers to follow five steps to avoid contracting Covid-19.

Omicron Variant: 18 Passengers Test Positive For Covid-19 Out of 16,000 Tested, Health Minister Informs

Dec 03, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Omicron Update: Answering a question in the Lok Sabha during the question hour, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that out of 16,000 tests of passengers arriving from 'at-risk' countries, 18 have tested positive for Covid-19.


Omicron Covid-19 Variant: The Countries Which Have Closed Their Borders

With Omicron Covid-19 variant emergence, many countries have put restrictions on travel to the ‘high risk’ southern Africa countries, and are now closing their borders.

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01 December, 2021

Omicron Scare: All You Need To Know About India's New Travel Rules Effective From Today

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The Ministry of Health has separated travelers coming from (Omicron variant) 'Countries at-risk' from other international travelers. Check the list here, along with travel guidelines that come into effect from today.


30 November, 2021

Government Says "Declining Trend In Covid Cases, But Surge Cannot Be Ruled Out As Virus Continuously Evolving"

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Listing some of the interventions, Pawar said that the Ministry of Health continues to provide technical guidance for managing various aspects of COVID-19 and so far more than 150 guidelines/advisories/SoPs/plans have been provided to states and UTs.


30 November, 2021

Study Says People With A, B Blood Groups, Rh+ More Susceptible To Covid

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The researchers have also claimed that “there is no association between blood groups, and susceptibility to severity of disease as well as mortality”.


30 November, 2021

Minister Of State For Health Says "Most Of The Current COVID-19 Vaccines Are Disease-Modifying In Nature"

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Pawar said the Health Ministry and ICMR have developed an India COVID-19 vaccination tracker which depicts the overall as well as age disaggregated information on numbers of COVID-19 deaths in unvaccinated individuals compared with numbers of deaths in partially and fully vaccinated individuals.


30 November, 2021

Covid-19 Omicron Variant: No Cases In India Yet, Says Health Minister

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Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed the parliament that no cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been recorded in India. However, states and UT have been advised to ramp up testing.


30 November, 2021

Covid-19 Africa News: Active Cases Reach 86 Lakhs As Omicron Variant Fuels Fire

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As the Covid-19 Omicron variant has hit the world, its epicentre, Africa is seeing a heavy rise of coronavirus cases. As of Monday, active cases have reached 86 lakh in the continent, Africa CDC reported.


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30 November, 2021

Andhra Pradesh's Health Authorities Send 15% Covid Samples For Genome Sequencing

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Jagan Mohan directed the officials to keep a target to complete two crore doses of vaccination by the end of December and said to focus on the districts where the process is slow.


30 November, 2021

India Reports 6,990 New Covid Cases; Active Cases Decline To 1,00,543

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A decrease of 3,316 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.


29 November, 2021

India Reports 8,309 New Covid Cases; Active Cases Declines To 1,03,859

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The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 52 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 155 consecutive days now.


28 November, 2021

What Is Omicron: All You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

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After the detrimental Delta variant which took the world by storm in the second wave of Covid-19, ‘Omicron’ recently has been declared as the latest ‘variant of concern’ (VOC) by the World Health Organization (WHO).


27 November, 2021

Karnataka CM Bommai Hints Action Over Covid-19 Spike

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Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has hinted at putting in place precautionary measures amid threat of new Covid-19 variant ‘Omicron’.


27 November, 2021

Covid-19: India Logs 8,318 New Coronavirus Infections, Active Cases Lowest In 541 Days

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The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 50 continuous days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 153 consecutive days now.


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27 November, 2021

As Covid Cases Rise, Educational Insitutes Around SDM College In Dharwad Shut Down

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"We will get a clear picture by Saturday on Covid situation. The samples are being tested at DIMHANS, KIMS and SDM labs," District Commissioner Nitesh Patil said.


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Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

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A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

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Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

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Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

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An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

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