omicron: Covid: With 153 new cases, India’s Omicron number crosses 2,000 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India Omicron numbers passed the 2000 limit on Tuesday with 153 more cases, bringing the total number of patients to 2,043, even as the variant spread to Meghalaya, thereby covering 24 states and UTs in the country. Maharashtra continued to report maximum daily incidents in the country even as BMC Commissioner IS Chahal … Read more

ihu: France New Covid variant: France discovers new Covid variant IHU, 12 infected | World News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: While the world is struggling with the highly mutated Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, researchers have identified a new strain of the Covid-19-causing virus in the southern France. The B.1.640.2 variant, known as ‘IHU’, has been reported by researchers at the institute IHU Mediterranean infection in at least 12 cases and has been linked … Read more

Can Omicron’s ‘immunity’ end the Covid-19 pandemic? Experts suggest “silver lining”

A string of new studies have confirmed the golden edge of the omicron variant: Although the number of cases is rising to records, the number of serious cases and hospitalizations has not. The data, some scientists say, signal a new, less worrying chapter of the pandemic. “We are now in a completely different phase,” said … Read more

Over 40 lakh teens get the first vaccine shot; Omicron drives Delhi tip: Top developments | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Over 40 lakh children in the age group 15-17 received their first Covid vaccine dose on Monday when India opened the special vaccination effort for people under 18 years of age. Meanwhile, Covid cases continued to hover over metro cities, particularly Delhi, which reported nearly 1,000 more daily cases than yesterday’s count. Here … Read more

Omicron variant: Is the Omicron variant leading us to an endemic phase of the Covid-19 pandemic? Know what expert has to say | Watch

Omicron variant update: As we enter a new year, the threat from Covid-19 still threatens us. The new variant of Coronavirus, ie. The Omicron variant, has actually created a scary situation with the daily increase in cases. But if reports are to be believed, it is less likely to damage the lungs and is even … Read more

How strongly mutated Omicron variant spreads so fast and spares the lungs

Researchers must now measure the viral load inside people’s airways. With Delta, people have on average 1,000 times more virus particles in their airways than with the original variants. “I want to see what the viral volumes look like for Omicron. Samples from people who are actually infected – that’s the gold standard. That’s where … Read more

UAE bans travel for unvaccinated citizens, booster dose required for vaccinated

The United Arab Emirates announced a travel ban for its citizens who were unvaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19), starting on 10 January. The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) of the UAE said that the vaccinated citizens, in order to travel, are further needed to achieve the booster dose according to the country’s … Read more

Bengali government announces new Covid curbs: Schools, colleges closed, 50% office workforce allowed

Kolkata reports a test positivity rate of over 23% – one of the highest in the country – amid the sudden rise in Covid-19 cases in the state, the West Bengal government on Sunday imposed new restrictions, effective from Monday to January 15th. The government announced the closure of educational institutions, amusement parks and tourist … Read more

Top American scientist sees hope in the midst of the Omicron rise. Here’s why

Evidence is rising, Fauci said, that Omicron is milder than previous variants. (File) Washington: The U.S. is experiencing “almost a vertical rise” in Covid cases as the Omicron variant sweeps across the country, but the peak may only be weeks away, top U.S. pandemic adviser Anthony Fauci said Sunday. “We are clearly in the midst … Read more

Delhi News Live: National Capital Records 3,194 Covid Cases, 1 Death; positivity rate 4.59%

Schools in Delhi have been instructed to play a central role in the Covid-19 vaccination of eligible students from Monday and will have to share their vaccination status with the education department every day. Covid-19 vaccination for children between the ages of 15 and 18 begins Monday in 159 public centers and 16 private centers. … Read more