December 01, 2021 02:41 (IST)
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Mamata Banerjee meets Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray, Sanjay Raut in Mumbai | 7-day institutional quarantine for international travellers from 'at-risk' nations in Maharashtra | India summons Pakistan official over model's photoshoot at Kartarpur Sahib | Mumbai to be hit by heavy rains tomorrow, cyclonic storm in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh: IMD | No Mamata-Uddhav meeting in Mumbai owing to Maharashtra CM's health condition

Centre's nod on booster dose soon, says Karnataka's revenue minister

Bengaluru/IBNS: Karnataka revenue minister R Ashoka said on Saturday the state government has sought the Centre’s approval regarding administering of booster dose against Covid-19.

Karnataka intensifies Covid precautionary measures amid concerns over 'Omicron' variant

Bengaluru/IBNS: Karnataka has tightened its  COVID-19 precautionary measures by intensifying the screening of international passengers at the airports and making RT-PCR tests mandatory for visitors from Maharashtra and Kerala amid rising cases linked to the new variant 'omicron' in several countries, media reports said.

Hosps in Delhi asked to be on high alert over new Covid variant 'omicron'

New Delhi/IBNS: After the detection of a new coronavirus variant, 'omicron', and a surge in cases in other countries, Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has directed all senior officials to be on high alert and ensure coronavirus safety measures.

Delhi's Air Quality Index further slips into 'very poor' category today

New Delhi/IBNS: The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi slipped to 386 in the 'very poor' category on Saturday morning, stated the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

Amid fears over new COVID variant, India registers 8,318 fresh cases

New Delhi/IBNS: India registered 8,318 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday amid concerns over a new variant called Omicron.

77 fresh COVID cases in Karnataka medical college, facility shut

Bengaluru/IBNS: A medical college in Karnataka's Dharwad has become a COVID-19 hotspot with 77 more testing positive, which took the total number of cases to 281 there.

WHO classifies new COVID strain as 'variant of concern', names it 'Omicron'

Geneva/IBNS: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the recently-detected B.1.1.529 strain of COVID-19 as a variant of concern and named it as Omicron.

Moderna studies two booster candidates to anticipate new variant-like mutations

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: American pharma company Moderna said on Friday it is studying two booster candidates designed to anticipate mutations similar to the Omicron COVID-19 variant discovered in South Africa this week.

Chinese President Xi Jinping faces criticism for skipping COP26 global climate summit

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has been facing criticism from across the globe for not attending COP26 — a global summit on climate change convened by the United Nations Organization (UNO) in Glasgow weeks ago — despite being a country that has one-quarter of the carbon emissions of the world.

Belgium detects Europe's first case of new COVID variant

Brussels/IBNS: Belgium on Friday detected its first case of the new variant of COVID-19, which also marks the first infection in Europe, media reports said.

12 nursing students test COVID positive in Bengaluru with 11 of them fully vaccinated

Bengaluru/IBNS: Twelve students of a nursing college in Bengaluru have tested positive for COVID-19 even as 11 of them are fully vaccinated.

Govt warns against new COVID variant identified in Africa, asks for rigorous screening and testing

New Delhi/UNI: In wake of the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa, the Union Health Ministry has asked all states and union territories to conduct rigorous screening and testing of international travelers arriving in India, especially from the countries where the latest variant is being reported.

Hong Kong finds new Covid strain in two people travelling from Africa

Hong Kong: The health authorities in Hong Kong have sounded an alarm as two people travelling from Africa have been detected with the Covid-strain that has become a cause of concern in the southern parts of the continent.

Covid19 cases jump to 182 in Karnataka medical college after event

Bengaluru/IBNS: The medical college in Karnataka's Dharwad, where 66 students had tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, has turned into a Covid-19 hotspot as more staff and students have been detected with the infection Friday, taking the total number to 182.

India reports 10,549 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

New Delhi/IBNS: India added 10,549 COVID-19 cases while the toll went up by 488 in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry stated on Friday.