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'Patients showed only mild symptoms': South African doctor who raised 'Omicron' alarm

Pretoria/IBNS: The new covid variant 'Omicron', which has triggered global alarm, has not caused severe Covid-19 in patients so far, according to a South African doctor, who notified the country's authorities about the new strain.

Covid19: Govt issues new guidelines for travellers from 'at risk countries' amid Omicron scare

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid concerns over new coronavirus variant 'Omicron', first identified in South Africa, International passengers have to furnish 14 days' travel history and also upload negative Covid test results, the government announced Sunday.

Covid cases in Karnataka medical college reach 306

Dharwad/UNI: The total number of Covid-19 positive cases in SDM College and Medical Sciences has risen to 306 after all the students and staff of the college were tested for coronavirus.

South Africa in contact with WHO, other countries over Omicron, calls for funding: Official

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: South Africa is in communication with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other nations about the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus strain, and is in need of more funding, Dr Saadiq Kariem, Chief of Operations, Western Cape Department of Health, told Sputnik.

First case of Omicron variant confirmed in Italy

Rome/UNI/Xinhua: The Omicron variant of Coronavirus has been identified in a citizen from Italy's southern Campania region, who returned to Milan from Mozambique "some days ago," media reported.

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.

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.

EU approves Pfizer shots for children aged 5 to 11 yr

New Delhi/IBNS: The European Union (EU) has cleared Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 on Thursday, the first shot to get approval for inoculating a population where the virus is spreading rapidly, media reports said.

66 vaccinated medical students infected with coronavirus in Karnataka

Bengaluru/IBNS: As many as 66 fully vaccinated students of a medical college in Karnataka's Dharwad have tested positive for Covid-19, media reports said

Bharat Biotech's US partner files request for paediatric use of Covaxin

New Delhi/UNI: Ocugen Inc, Bharat Biotech's partner in the US and Canada for Covaxin, has submitted a request to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Covid-19 jab for paediatric use.

Chinese vax took longer than COVAXIN to get approval, says WHO

New Delhi/IBNS: Covaxin did not take the longest to get the World Health Organization's (WHO) approval for Emergency Use Listing, according to Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan.

Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN gets WHO approval

New Delhi/IBNS: The World Health Organization (WHO) has given emergency use approval to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, sources said Wednesday, clearing the way for the 'made-in-India' vaccine to get recognised by other nations and Indians inoculated with the shot would no longer need to self-quarantine or face restrictions when going abroad.