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Over 3.5 Lakh Pilgrims Take Holy Dip At Gangasagar Mela On Makar Sankranti

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

A two-member panel formed by the Calcutta High Court to monitor adherence to COVID-19 norms at the fair had inspected the preparations since Wednesday.

COVID-19: Gujarat Logs Over 11,000 New Cases, Highest In Nearly Eight Months; Five Die

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

With the new cases, the state's caseload reached 8,96,894, while the death of five patients - one each in Ahmedabad, Surat, Valsad, Rajkot and Bhavnagar - took the toll to 10,142, it said in a release.


Labs Pull Out All Stops To Cope With Omicron Rush Of Tests

As India copes with an Omicron driven explosion in numbers, the spotlight is on laboratories that are pulling out all the stops to ensure they are able to conduct the maximum number of tests, deliver results on time and also keep their own staff safe from the contagion.

Arunachal Reports 134 New Covid-19 Cases, Highest One-Day Spike In Jan

Jan 11, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Arunachal Pradesh has been witnessing a spurt in coronavirus infections since January 4 with 340 new Covid-19 cases reported so far.


Nagaland Imposes Stricter Measures To Check Covid-19 Spread

Nagaland Chief Secretary J Alam has ordered night curfews from 9 pm to 5 am from Sunday and restriction on mass gatherings to 50 per cent of the capacity of the venue or up to a maximum of 200 people, whichever is lower, subject to all those taking part are fully vaccinated.

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08 January, 2022

Meghalaya's Covid-19 Tally Reaches 85,085 With 64 New Cases

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“Symptomatic patients are advised to strictly go for home isolation for seven days while those who are asymptomatic need to complete five-day home isolation. Their condition will be monitored by the health workers,” the deputy CM said.


07 January, 2022

Covid-19: Karnataka Logs 8,449 New Coronavirus Cases, Four Deaths

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The spike in cases was driven by Bengaluru Urban which contributed 6,812 infections and three deaths. Other districts including Mysuru, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Mandya and Belagavi reported fresh cases as well.


03 January, 2022

Latest Genome Sequencing Report Shows Omicron In 81 Pc Of Covid Samples Tested: Jain

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Earlier in the day, Jain had told reporters that Omicron accounted for 84 per cent of the latest Covid samples tested.


03 January, 2022

Rajasthan Imposes Covid Curbs On Political Rallies, Fairs, Weddings

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Before organising any such event, information regarding the same will have to be uploaded on a web portal developed by the DoIT, it added.


01 January, 2022

Set up 24x7 RAT booths at different locations, encourage self-test: Centre to states, UTs

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In a letter to all chief secretaries, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said any individual having fever with/without cough, headache, sore throat, breathlessness, body ache, the recent loss of taste or smell, fatigue, and diarrhoea should be considered as a suspect case of COVID-19 unless proven otherwise.


30 December, 2021

RT-PCR tests at Mumbai airport, 7-day home quarantine mandatory for UAE returnees, says BMC

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On December 24, the civic administration had made RT-PCR tests mandatory for passengers landing here from Dubai, which has now been extended to the entire UAE, it said.


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26 December, 2021

TN To Conduct Random Tests To 10 Percent Of People Arriving From 'Non-Risk' Countries: Health Minister

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The minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian said 12 people detected with the Omicron variant in the state have been discharged from hospitals in Chennai, Tiruchirapalli and other cities after recovery, taking the 'active' Omicron cases in Tamil Nadu to 22.


22 December, 2021

Omicron: Karnataka Asks Districts To Step Up Surveillance

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T K Anil Kumar said the primary and secondary contacts should be identified within 24 hours of reporting of COVID positive case.


15 December, 2021

8 New Cases Of Omicron Found In Maha; None Had History Of Overseas Travel

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Seven of these eight persons were vaccinated against coronavirus and their swab samples were taken for testing in the first week of December, it said.


06 December, 2021

Assam Govt Issues Fresh SOP As New COVID Variant Cases Increase In Country

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The fresh standard operating procedure made 7-day home quarantine compulsory for those who test negative for the coronavirus infection.


01 December, 2021

Negative RT-PCR Report Must For All Domestic Passengers Arriving At Mumbai Airport

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The civic body said passengers can be exempted from the RT-PCR report rule only in exceptional cases like family distress, and the testing may be allowed on arrival at the airport in Mumbai.


01 December, 2021

Delhi Airport Says International Arrivals Running Smoothly After New COVID Guidelines

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The strict guidelines for international passengers, especially coming from 'at-risk' countries, came into effect from Tuesday midnight amid rising concerns over the emergence of the COVID variant Omicron.


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30 November, 2021

Stricter Norms For International Passengers To Be Effective From Tuesday Midnight

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Each passenger who will undergo the RT-PCR test will be charged around Rs 1,700.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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