New York: The head of the UN health agency has criticized “blunt” and “blanket” measures taken by countries in the past few days to stop the spread of the Omicron variant.
New Delhi/IBNS: Existing COVID-19 tests like RT-PCR and RAT can detect traces of Omicon variant, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told the Parliament amid the scare over the new strain.
Sydney/UNI: Two travellers from South Africa who reached Sydney via Singapore have tested positive for the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.
Islamabad/UNI/Xinhua: Pakistan's eastern Punjab province reported 81 new dengue fever cases and two more deaths during the last 24 hours, Secretary of the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department of Punjab Imran Sikandar Baloch said Tuesday.
New Delhi: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting with States/UTs to review COVID-19 public health response measures and preparedness amid reports of Omicron variant of COVID19 across various countries, here on Tuesday in the presence of Dr V K Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog.
Canberra/UNI/Xinhua: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared that he will not allow the country to go back into lockdown owing to the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
New York: Unless leaders tackle stark inequalities, the world could face 7.7 million AIDS-related deaths over the next 10 years, the Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) warned on Monday in a new report.
New York: Vaccine manufacturer Moderna chief has warned that the currently operating vaccines might be less effective against the Omicron strain of COVID-19 which was first believed to be detected in South Africa.
New York: The emergence of the threatening new Omicron variant shows how important it is for the world to end the current “cycle of panic and neglect” over the COVID-19 pandemic, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday.
New York: The World Health Organization published on Sunday an update on the science regarding the new coronavirus variant Omicron which is causing global concern and sparking increasing flight bans on Southern African countries.
Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati researchers have developed a ‘Nanometer Thick Superhydrophobic Coating’ material to modify ordinary cloth or silk masks that will maintain its comfort but offer better protection against aerosol-driven infections such as COVID-19.
Sydney/UNI/Xinhua: More cases infected with the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 were reported in Australia's state of New South Wales (NSW).
New Delhi: India, a nation which has witnessed a massive surge in daily count earlier this year and amid fear of omicron variant's entry in the country, registered 6,990 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, as per Ministry of Health released data on Tuesday.
Bengaluru/IBNS: A passenger back from South Africa has tested positive for a COVID-19 strain "different than Delta", Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Monday amid fears of new variant Omicron.
Bengaluru/IBNS: Nearly a year and a half after they lost their loved ones to Covid-19, two families in Bengaluru have now come to know that the bodies have been rotting since 2020 in the hospital's mortuary.