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China imposes Covid lockdown in Xi'an

Beijing/UNI: China's Xi'an city with around 13 million population was put under partial lockdown on Wednesday after it reported the first outbreak of a highly transmissible new Omicron subvariant.

India continues to witness spike, 7,240 fresh COVID-19 cases recorded in past 24 hours

New Delhi: India recorded yet another day of spike as  7,240 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Thursday.

India registers 2,85,914 fresh COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

New Delhi: India registered 2,85,914 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours as daily positivity rate touched  16.16 percent, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.

Threat of Covid Surge looms large amid Gangasagar Mela : Expert

Kolkata/UNI: Gangasagar mela may lead to skyrocketing of Covid cases and put the lives of people in West Bengal in peril as Covid caseload continues to increase during the third wave, according to Naresh Purohit, Visiting Professor at the Kolkata-based West Bengal University of Health Sciences, School of Public Health.

India registers 1,17,100 fresh COVID-19 cases, 302 deaths in past 24 hours

New Delhi: India, a nation which is yet again witnessing a spike in COVID-9 cases, registered 1,17,100 cases in the past 24 hours, as per the Ministry of Health released data on Friday.During the same period, country's overall Omicron tally touched 3007.  

Night Curfew imposed in Meghalaya to prevent spread of COVID-19

Shillong/UNI: District authorities in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills, which includes state capital Shillong, has banned official, public and political gatherings and also put a curb on the number of people attending weddings and reimposed the night curfew.

No alternative to lockdown if Covid cases continue at the same speed: Maharashtra Health Minister

Mumbai/UNI: Maharashtra health Minister Rajesh Tope said Saturday that doubling of Covid-19 cases just in two days is a cause of concern for the state government, and if corona cases continue increasing in the next couple of days, there is no alternative to a lock down.

Take immediate steps: Centre to 8 states amid spike in COVID-19 cases

New Delhi/IBNS: The central government has asked eight states to take immediate steps to tackle the fresh spike in coronavirus cases, media reports said.

Omicron threat: Travel restrictions in Kerala from Dec 30 to Jan 2

Thiruvananthapuram/UNI: The Kerala government has imposed travel restrictions from the night of Dec 30 to Jan 2 in order to control the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Mamata mulls closure of schools in wake of COVID-19 spike

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is mulling closure of schools in the wake of COVID-19 spike with an added threat from 'Omicron' variant.

Punjab: Only fully vaccinated people allowed in public places from Jan 15

Chandigarh/UNI: Amid the Omicron fear, the Punjab Government has banned unvaccinated people from public places in the state from Jan 15 onwards.

Mumbai's Covid cases jump 21 pc after 7 months as revelers leave home in holiday season

Mumbai/IBNS: Mumbai recorded 922 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hour a 21 percent jump from yesterday when the metropolis logged 757 cases.

Night curfew imposed in Ladakh UT after a case of Omicron variant found

Srinagar/UNI: Night curfew has been imposed in the twin districts of Kargil and Leh in Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh after a case of Omicron Variant was reported here on Sunday.

Maharashtra: New anti-COVID-19 restrictions likely to be announced today

Mumbai/UNI: In the backdrop of a rise in COVID-19 positive cases as well as growing contagion of new variant Omicron across the state, new restrictions are likely to be announced by the state government on Friday.

Postpone UP elections, ban rallies: Court urges poll body, PM Modi over Omicron spread

Allahabad/IBNS: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday urged the Election Commission to postpone the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections by a month or two amid the spread of the Omicon variant.