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 2021-12-08 18:39 

Hindustan Times

December 8: What we know about Omicron variant so far...

New DelhiThe findings from the first lab studies to estimate how resistant the Omicron variant could be were published early on Wednesday, unanimously predicting what could be the biggest hit yet to the protection offered by coronavirus vaccines, although...

 2021-12-08 15:16 

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Antonio Conte says 8 Spurs players, 5 staff members have coronavirus...

Tottenham is scheduled to play Rennes on Thursday in a match in the Europa Conference League....

 2021-12-08 11:09 

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Covid-19: Philippines bans travellers from France to prevent Omicron spread...

Philippines' coronavirus travel ban amid Omicron scare applies to everyone who has been in France in the past 14 days and runs from December 10 to December 15....

 2021-12-07 09:56 

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71-year-old resident of Maharashtra old age home succumbs to Covid-19...

A 71-year-old resident of Matroshree old age home, who had comorbidities, succumbed to the coronavirus disease at the Thane civic hospital in Maharashtra on Monday...

 2021-12-07 09:26 

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Bengaluru doctor recovers from Omicron, tests Covid positive again: Report...

The Bengaluru doctor, who has no history of foreign travel, was among the first two people to be detected with Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the country....

 2021-12-07 07:55 

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Coronavirus digest: WHO advises against blood plasma treatment...

The UN health body said its recommendation was based on evidence from more than a dozen trials. Meanwhile, India has reported its lowest daily caseload in 558 days....

 2021-12-07 05:33 

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'If we do not take adequate measures...': IMA warns of third Covid wave amid Omicron threat...

The Omicron variant of coronavirus has infected 23 people in India till now. The Indian Medical Association demanded that the government expedite the proposal of vaccinating individuals aged 12 to 18 years....

 2021-12-07 01:45 

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Omicron vs Delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical...

Can the latest competitor to the world-dominating Delta overthrow it? Some scientists, poring over data from South Africa and the United Kingdom, suggest Omicron could emerge the victor....

 2021-12-07 01:00 

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Malaria deaths rose by 69,000 in 2020 due to Covid-19 disruptions: WHO...

About two-thirds of the additional malaria deaths in 2020 were due to coronavirus restrictions disrupting prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria, the WHO said....

 2021-12-06 15:38 

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Pakistan bans travel from 15 countries amid looming Omicron threat...

The National Command and Operation Center, the top anti-coronavirus body, reviewed the prevalent Covid-19 situation across the globe in order to revise the policy for categorisation of air travel....

 2021-12-06 13:22 

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'Unique model of interstate friendship': PM Modi welcomes Russia's Putin...

PM Modi, who hosted the Russian president in New Delhi's Hyderabad House, said the coronavirus pandemic could not dent the relationship between both nations and ties continue to strengthen between the two....

 2021-12-06 10:19 

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Sensex nosedives 949 points on Omicron scare; Nifty tanks below 16,950...

According to market experts, Indian shares fell as the country recorded more cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus over the weekend....

 2021-12-06 00:13 

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India's Omicron tally rises to 21: Tracking the spread of new coronavirus strain...

The Omicron is believed to be containing more mutations than any other variant of coronavirus. It a also considered to be more resistant to vaccines. India has put in place several strict measures for international travellers to control the spread of the ...

 2021-12-05 23:42 

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Omicron cases in UK rise by 50% in one day, tally at 246...

Britain registered 43,992 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,464,389, according to official figures released on Sunday....

 2021-12-05 19:01 

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State reports 456 new coronavirus cases...

Karnataka reported 456 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases and six deaths on Sunday, with places like Bengaluru and the coffee-growing region of Chikamagaluru witnessing a sharp uptick in infection, according to the state health department data...

 2021-12-05 10:20 

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Centre should take it seriously: Delhi pushes for international flights ban after first Omicron case...

A 37-year-old man, who arrived in Delhi from Tanzania, has tested positive for Omicron, making it the first case of the new coronavirus variant in the Capital and the fifth in the country....

 2021-12-05 04:53 

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Omicron: Mideast countries prepare for the new coronavirus variant...

Countries in the Middle East are bracing for the omicron variant of the coronavirus by restricting travel, announcing lockdowns and closing airports. Meanwhile, international vaccine diplomacy is gaining momentum....

 2021-12-04 18:42 

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Vaccination mandatory to visit apartments, says Karnataka CM...

Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday announced that only those with two coronavirus vaccine doses will be allowed to enter apartment complexes as part of safety protocols following detection of Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the state...

 2021-12-04 15:59 

Hindustan Times

HTLS 2021 Recap: Top quotes from all the speakers. Read here...

Spread over five days, with a mix of virtual and physical sessions, HTLS 2021 once again showed that even in the midst of political and economic changes and the upheaval brought about by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, there is a way out if e...

 2021-12-04 14:14 

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Gujarat reports first Omicron case in Jamnagar...

A 72-year-old man from Zimbabwe, who reached Gujarat's Jamnagar last week, has been found infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus disease becoming the first case in the state, the state health department confirmed...

 2021-12-04 10:37 

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'Double vaccination first,' say Indian experts amid calls for booster shots...

This discussion regarding the correct timing for a booster shot rekindled amid renewed fears over an impending third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-12-04 07:46 

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Does our immune system needs to evolve with new, risky variants of coronavirus?...

A new strain of coronavirus, Omicron, is now becoming rampant which is pushing people to focus again on strengthening their immunity. Does the body's immune system needs to evolve with new and risky variants and viruses? Here's what Ayurveda exper...

 2021-12-04 02:11 

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Omicron: Will coronavirus vaccines need adjusting to fight new variant?...

The WHO has said it's too early to tell if vaccines will need to be recalibrated, adding it's important for manufacturers to examine their jabs. Germany's BioNTech has said adjustments can be made fairly quickly....

 2021-12-03 18:57 

Hindustan Times

Festival organisers on back foot due to looming Omicron threat...

With the spectre of the new, Omicron variant of coronavirus looming large, the state government is maintaining restrictions for theatres, auditoriums and open spaces and organisers of popular cultural and music shows are consequently on the back foot...

 2021-12-03 18:38 

Hindustan Times

States step up guard, announce new rules amid Omicron scare...

Several states have stepped up checks and restrictions in the wake of the potential threat from Omicron, the coronavirus variant that has now spread to over 30 countries....

 2021-12-03 15:21 

Hindustan Times

Covid-19 travel: Auckland reopens as New Zealand tries new coronavirus approach...

New Zealand has begun a new phase in its coronavirus response in which there won't be lockdowns but people will be required to be fully vaccinated — and prove it with vaccine passes — in order to access many services....

 2021-12-03 15:10 

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J&K updates travel rules for international travellers amid Omicron scare...

J&K govt makes Covid-19 RT-PCR test and quarantine mandatory for international travellers amid the spread of Omicron coronavirus variant...

 2021-12-03 10:43 

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'Not a subject of politics': Mandaviya tells opposition over oxygen-related deaths during Covid-19 second wave...

While replying to a question from the opposition on the coronavirus pandemic, the Union health minister asked them to "take note" of the efforts taken by the Centre in mitigating the crisis....

 2021-12-03 10:25 

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Sensex tanks 764.83 pts to end at 57,696.46 in closing bell; Nifty down by 204.95 pts...

Losses were dominated by index-heavyweights Reliance Industries, HDFC twins and Kotak Bank, as India reported its first cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-03 09:44 

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Will Omicron variant cause third wave in India? How to prevent it? FAQs answered...

The government has urged citizens to get fully vaccinated and follow all existing Covid-19 protocols to prevent another wave of infections amid the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-03 09:08 

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3 indigenous Covid-19 vaccine trials underway for children: Govt...

The approval for the coronavirus vaccines will accordingly be given after successful completion of clinical trials that are ongoing...

 2021-12-03 05:46 

Hindustan Times

SC gives go-ahead to Delhi govt to resume construction work of hospitals...

In the affidavit, filed earlier in the day, the Aam Aadmi Party-led government informed the top court that it had started to revamp the hospitals and the construction of 7 new hospitals is underway to prepare for the third wave of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-03 05:20 

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Omicron: 9 international travellers in Mumbai test Covid positive; 1 from South Africa...

Samples of all nine international travellers have been sent for further tests to determine the coronavirus variant they are infected with....

 2021-12-02 17:02 

Hindustan Times

Omicron alert: WHO South-East regional director advises increased surveillance...

The Union health ministry on Thursday confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus. Two men from Karnataka, aged 66 and 46, tested positive for the variant on Wednesday, Lav Agarwal, joint secretary at the Union health ministry told reporters...

 2021-12-02 14:03 

Hindustan Times

Philippines to clean up island paradise as tourism pauses amid Omicron scare...

With the Philippines largely shut off from the outside world due to the coronavirus and with domestic tourism tightly managed, Boracay island gets a rare chance to recover....

 2021-12-02 11:51 

Hindustan Times

India's first Omicron cases detected in Karnataka...

Two men in Karnataka have tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the union health ministry said on Thursday. They are the country's first cases of the new variant of concern...

 2021-12-02 10:28 

Hindustan Times

In-person attendance in schools may drop by 14% due to Omicron threat: Survey...

Schools in India are likely to see a 14 per cent drop in students attending in-person classes due to concerns sparked by 'Omicron', the new variant of coronavirus, according to a nationwide survey....

 2021-12-02 09:46 

Hindustan Times

UP issues Omicron rules, makes thermal scanning must for all travelers. Details here...

Omicron scare: The Uttar Pradesh government has directed the authorities of railway and bus stations in every district to keep a medical team ready for coronavirus disease sampling....

 2021-12-02 03:46 

Hindustan Times

Does Omicron pose higher risks for infants than other coronavirus variants?...

South African scientists have said they cannot yet confirm a link between Omicron and the high admissions of infants, which could be due to other factors....

 2021-12-01 19:43 

Hindustan Times

Omicron scare:Punjab puts hospitals on alert, told to scale up facilities...

Amid the Omicron coronavirus scare, the Punjab health department has put hospitals in the state on high alert...

 2021-12-01 19:12 

Hindustan Times

Samples of 6 international fliers who tested Covid positive sent for genome sequencing...

Six international passengers tested positive for the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) out of 3,476 passengers from the so-called at risk countries tested on arrival at airports across the country on December 1, the first day of implementation of the Centre&...

 2021-12-01 16:56 

Hindustan Times

Omicron scare: Foreign buyers cancel visits to Kanpur leather units...

Kanpur industrialists, too, put foreign tours on hold after the emergence of the new coronavirus variant Omicron in some countries. Top export houses have opened corporate offices in Dubai...

 2021-12-01 16:42 

Hindustan Times

WHO warns against 'toxic mix' of low vaccine coverage and testing amid Omicron scare...

Earlier in the day, the WHO's technical lead on Covid-19, Maria van Kerkhove, said they are expecting more information on the transmissibility of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus within days....

 2021-12-01 15:37 

Hindustan Times

Covid: How dangerous is the omicron variant?...

Scientists have urged caution — but not panic — over the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Here's a look at what we know so far about the potential dangers of the fast-spreading variant....

 2021-12-01 13:45 

Hindustan Times

HTLS 2021: Economist Lawrence Summers on 'Chinese approach' to tackle Covid-19...

HTLS 2021: Lawrence Summers also expressed apprehension about the travel bans being imposed by various countries in the wake of the emergence of the new variant of coronavirus, named Omicron....

 2021-12-01 13:36 

Hindustan Times

Japan suspends new flight reservations as Omicron coronavirus variant spreads...

Apart from ban on foreign visitors, Japan is now asking international airlines to stop taking new reservations for all flights arriving in the country until the end of December amid the spread of Omicron coronavirus variant...

 2021-12-01 10:47 

Hindustan Times

Omicron: Comprehensive list of guidelines India implemented from December 1...

India has tightened the screening of incoming international passengers in the wake of omicron variant of coronavirus. The states have also been asked to ramp up vaccination. Some countries have been identified as 'at-risk' and travellers from here...

 2021-12-01 09:30 

Hindustan Times

India defers resumption of international flights with an eye on Covid-19 variants...

A notice issued by the regulatory body on civil aviation said that the central government is currently monitoring the global coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation....

 2021-12-01 03:50 

Hindustan Times

CNN suspends anchor Chris Cuomo over help he gave his governor brother Andrew...

At the start of the pandemic, the brothers soared to new heights of popularity: Andrew Cuomo earned praise for his frank daily briefings as the coronavirus ravaged New York, and their live exchanges on CNN were peppered with banter....

 2021-12-01 01:58 

Hindustan Times

Omicron Covid variant: White House plans to tighten travel rules to contain the pandemic...

President Joe Biden plans to announce the new travel requirements on Thursday in a speech detailing his plan to combat the omicron variant of the coronavirus....

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