By Shalini BhardwajNew Delhi | August 31, 2022 8:57:53 PM ISTDr NK Arora, Chairman of the COVID working group, National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI), on Wednesday said that COVID-19 is still around us and quite a significant transmission of viruses is going on.... read..
Moscow | August 23, 2022 3:59:03 PM ISTRussia's Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology (Gamaleya Center) and the Russian Direct Investment Fund announced the development of the Sputnik V vaccine specifically adapted against Delta and Omicron variants of coronavirus.... read..
London |Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM ISTThe incidence of reinfection from the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is more common than previously thought, according to a study in Iceland.... read..
New Delhi | August 13, 2022 6:00:29 PM ISTLok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital Medical Director Dr Suresh Kumar on Saturday said that Omicron sub-variant BA 2.75 is the dominant variant in Delhi having been found in a majority of cases.... read..
New Delhi | August 12, 2022 1:29:37 AM ISTAmid rising COVID cases in the national capital and other States, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) will review the data of genomic surveillance of COVID-19 variants on Friday, said sources.... read..
New Delhi | August 12, 2022 1:29:28 AM ISTAmid rising COVID cases in the national capital and other States, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) will review the data of genomic surveillance of COVID-19 variants on Friday, said sources.... read..
By Shalini BhardwajNew Delhi | August 6, 2022 12:56:37 PM ISTThe Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), in a weekly meeting, reviewed the data of genomic surveillance of variants and found that at present, Omicron and its sub-lineages are the predominant mutataions that are circulating in India.... read..
Others | July 26, 2022 4:27:05 PM ISTSuva [Fiji], July 26 (ANI/Xinhua): Fiji's Permanent Secretary for Health James Fong said Tuesday that the BA.5 strain of Omicron was found in the Fijian community.... read..
New Delhi |Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM ISTThe latest Omicron sub-variant BA.2.75, first detected in India in June, is not dangerous as "hyped" as it is not surging cases or death rates, according to global health experts.... read..
Washington | July 20, 2022 8:27:16 AM ISTA study comparing four variants of SARS-CoV-2 shows how the Omicron variant is adept at entering cells and escaping neutralization from existing vaccines or prior infection, potentially contributing to the variant's high transmissibility.... read..
Beijing | July 7, 2022 3:26:31 PM ISTElderly Chinese people are being neglected by the authorities despite the detection of the new Omicron subvariant recently in the country.... read..
Geneva | July 7, 2022 10:25:38 AM ISTA new sub-variant BA.2.75 of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in various countries including India, World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.... read..
Beijing | July 6, 2022 11:55:59 PM ISTChina on Wednesday enforced a lockdown in Xian, home to 13 million people after the city reported the first cases of a new Omicron subvariant.... read..
By Shalini BhardwajNew Delhi | July 5, 2022 8:57:29 PM ISTThe highly transmissible sub-variant of Omicron, BA.2.75 has limited circulation in India, said official sources.... read..
Pacific | July 5, 2022 12:56:13 PM ISTWellington [New Zealand], July 5 (ANI/Xinhua): The Omicron subvariant BA.2.75 has been detected in New Zealand for the first time as the country recorded 9,629 new community cases of COVID-19 and 24 more deaths, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.... read..
London |Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM ISTThe rising cases of Covid, in the UK, the US and some European countries, as well as in India, majorly driven by BA.2, BA.4, and BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron, suggest it may have evolved to target the lungs, according to a study.... read..
Chennai |Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM ISTThe presence of Omicron's BA-5 sub-variant may be the reason for the sudden spike in cases in Tamil Nadu, the state Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department, said in its data for May-June.... read..
New Delhi |Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM ISTSeveral countries including India, the UK, US, and Australia are seeing an uptick in Covid cases majorly driven by Omicron sub-variants BA.4, BA.5, according to media reports.... read..
New Delhi | June 18, 2022 4:26:13 PM ISTIndia's COVID genome sequencing facility, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) on Friday has reviewed the genomic surveillance data, where they have found that Omicron sub-lineages majorly BA.2, BA.2.38 and in some parts of the country BA.4... read..
New Delhi | June 15, 2022 1:55:25 PM ISTA study showed that administration of Covaxin booster dose will enhance the vaccine effectiveness against the Delta variant infection and give protection against two Omicron variants of COVID-19.... read..
New York |Tuesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM ISTThe United States is facing a double whammy -- Covid 19s sub-variants B4, BA5 have hit the country as predicted by scientists with 100,000 new coronavirus cases being registered each day. Fuel prices are ascending every day to anything between $5 to $5.99... read..
Europe | June 12, 2022 12:56:00 PM ISTMoscow [Russia], June 12 (ANI/Sputnik): A more contagious subvariant of the COVID-19 Omicron strain has slipped into Russia, a senior official at the national consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said.... read..
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | June 6, 2022 6:55:41 AM ISTAs many as 12 people tested positive for the new subvariants of COVID BA.4 and BA.5 in Tamil Nadu, as per state Health Minister M Subramanian.... read..
Asia | June 3, 2022 3:27:57 PM ISTManila [Philippines], June 3 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines has detected COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.5 from two people in the same household in a province north of the capital, an official from the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday.... read..
By Shalini BhardwajNew Delhi | May 31, 2022 10:54:09 PM ISTAs India has been witnessing the subvariants of Omicron, Dr Tarun Kumar Sahni, Internal medicine and hyperbaric Oxygen therapist at Indraprastha Apollo hospital on Tuesday clarified that the BA.4 and BA.5 sublineages are quite "mild" because they are beha... read..
New Delhi |Sunday, 2022 2:45:10 AM ISTMaharashtra on Saturday reported its first Covid case of the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Covid's Omicron strain.... read..
By Shalini BhardwajNew Delhi | May 25, 2022 6:55:29 PM ISTAfter the detection of Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 in India, the government has intensified contact tracing said a health expert on Wednesday.... read..
Moscow | May 25, 2022 6:24:43 PM ISTGamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology on Wednesday said that Sputnik V demonstrated strong protection against Omicron variant of COVID-19.... read..
By Shalini BhardwajNew Delhi | May 24, 2022 4:54:32 PM ISTAfter India witnessed cases of the sub-variants of Omicron, Dr Rajeev Jayadevan, co-chairman of the Indian Medical Association's national task force on Tuesday said that these newly-detected sub-lineages will not cause a surge in infections but people sti... read..
Beijing | May 23, 2022 9:53:39 PM ISTChina reported the first case of a COVID-19 infection caused by the Omicron BA.4 variant, which was imported, according to an epidemiological survey by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.... read..
New Delhi | May 22, 2022 10:24:59 PM ISTFirst case of BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been found in Tamil Nadu and Telangana respectively, confirmed the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) on Sunday.... read..
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | May 21, 2022 3:56:23 PM ISTIndia's first case of BA.4 sub-variant of Omicron from Tamil Nadu on Saturday, claims Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian.... read..
By Shalini BhardwajNew Delhi | May 20, 2022 7:24:58 PM ISTIndia's first case of BA.4 subvariant of the Omicron strain of coronavirus was detected in Hyderabad through a genomic surveillance program, informed sources on Friday.... read..
Pyongyang | May 15, 2022 8:54:13 AM ISTNorth Korea reported 15 new death from "fever" in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of the deaths in the country to 42 in just three days, media reported on Sunday.... read..
Seoul | May 12, 2022 9:23:32 AM ISTNorth Korea on Thursday reported its first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant and put in place a "maximum emergency" virus control system in the country with leader Kim Jong Un vowing to "eliminate" the virus, state media reported.... read..
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 1:54:03 AM ISTPakistan on Monday reported the first case of COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1.... read..
Pacific | May 8, 2022 11:27:12 AM ISTWellington [New Zealand], May 8 (ANI/Xinhua): New Zealand reported its first case of Omicron BA.5 variant at the border amid 12,392 community cases during the weekend, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Sunday.... read..
New Delhi | May 4, 2022 6:53:36 PM ISTA decline in global air cargo markets was witnessed in the month of March, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) data showed amid COVID variant Omicron's influence in Asia and the Russia-Ukraine war that is leading to a challenging operationa... read..
| May 1, 2022 2:23:31 PM ISTWellington [New Zealand], May 1 (ANI/Xinhua): New Zealand reported its first case of Omicron BA.4 variant at the border amid 12,699 community cases during the weekend, said the Ministry of Health on Sunday.... read..
Asia | April 27, 2022 7:23:30 PM ISTManila [Philippines], April 27 (ANI/Sputnik): The Philippines has detected the first Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12 in a 52-year-old Finnish female who arrived in the country on April 2, the Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday.... read..
Beijing |Wednesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM ISTBeijing has rolled out mass Covid testing for nearly 20 million residents in most of the city, as authorities race to contain a fresh Omicron outbreak that has sparked panic buying amid fears of a Shanghai style lockdown, the media reported.... read..
New Delhi |Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM ISTA new Omicron sub variant may be the reason behind the sudden surge of Covid cases in Delhi, which witnessed over 60 per cent rise in fresh Covid cases on Wednesday at 1,009 cases.... read..
New York |Thursday, 2022 2:15:08 AM ISTScientists have found 21 viral offspring linked with BA.2 that may outpace the most successful subvariant of Omicron variant so far.... read..
New York |Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM ISTModerna has developed a new version of its Covid-19 vaccine which has shown promise against Omicron variant much more than existing shots.... read..
By Shalini BhardwajNew Delhi | April 21, 2022 4:52:39 PM ISTWith the latest spike of more than 1000 COVID-19 cases in the national capital in a single day, the health experts believed that possibilities of new variants of the Omicron are emerging and they are being sequenced.... read..
By Shalini BhardwajNew Delhi | April 20, 2022 8:25:08 PM ISTWith the rising concerns around the safety of students amid the fear of possible another fourth wave due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the top scientist clarified that the Omicron is mild than other variants and it will be unjustified to shut down schoo... read..
New Delhi |Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM ISTThe new XE variant of Covid is just another form of Omicron, and its case was detected in January also before recently being found in Gujarat, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesday.... read..
Mumbai |Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM ISTIt's official. The first case of coronavirus variant Omicron XE has been detected in Mumbai, and confirmed by the NCDC, Delhi, officials said on Saturday.... read..
London |Friday, 2022 1:15:10 AM ISTThere is a "high chance" that a new Covid variant which is worse than Omicron will emerge in the next two years, England's chief medical officer, Chris Whitty has warned.... read..
New Delhi | March 21, 2022 11:22:37 PM ISTAs the country reels under the prevalence of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Health Ministry's Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal on Monday said that the threat of the Omicron variant has not gone away from India adding that the country has done a... read..
Asia | March 18, 2022 11:22:21 PM ISTYangon [Myanmar], March 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Myanmar confirmed its first batch of 31 cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant's BA.2 sub-lineage on Friday, the Ministry of Health said.... read..