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Odisha: 246 samples sent for genome sequencing to detect Omicron (Ld)

Bhubaneswar |Tuesday, 2021 2:45:08 AM IST

Amid Omicron threat, 246 samples from various districts of Odisha were sent to Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar for genome sequencing, an official said on Monday.

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Is there risk of Omicron affecting kids in India as in South Africa?

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 1:45:08 AM IST

While there is no data or evidence to show that children are not susceptible to Covid infection, Omicron may not cause a significant impact in children, experts argued on Monday.

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Global Covid caseload tops 266.3 mn

Washington |Tuesday, 2021 2:15:08 PM IST

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 266.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.26 million and vaccinations to over 8.21 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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19-member committee formed to monitor K'taka's Covid situation

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2021 3:45:08 PM IST

The Karnataka government on Tuesday issued a notification announcing the formation of a 19-member clinical expert committee to monitor the Covid-19 situation in the state in wake of the Omicron varian

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Tejashwi slams Nitish govt for alleged forgery of Covid data

Patna |Tuesday, 2021 4:45:08 PM IST

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday slammed the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar for the alleged forgery of data concerning the number of Covid-19 deaths and RT-PCR tests condu

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Mamata seeks land in Mumbai for cancer patients' accommodation

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2021 2:15:08 AM IST

On the lines of 'Banga Bhawan' in New Delhi, the West Bengal government wants to develop an accommodation facility for cancer patients visiting Mumbai for treatment.

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Omicron intensity lower if both jabs taken: K'taka Health Minister

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2021 2:15:08 AM IST

Karnataka Health and Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar on Monday said that those who were infected with Omicron variant of coronavirus in the state have no health issues or symptoms.

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130 students from Class 1 to 10 test positive for Covid in K'taka

Dakshina Kannada (Karnataka) |Tuesday, 2021 4:15:08 AM IST

As many 130 children studying in Class 1 to 10 in schools across Karnataka have tested positive for Covid-19 so far, according to the latest statistics released by the office of the Commissioner of Pu

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India saw reduced malaria burden between 2019 and 2020: WHO

Geneva |Tuesday, 2021 1:45:08 AM IST

While the Covid-19 pandemic led to disruptions in prevention campaigns against malaria, India -- one of the highest burden countries globally -- reported a reduction in the malaria burden between 2019

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Five sailors suspected to be Omicron cases: Goa official

Panaji |Tuesday, 2021 2:45:08 AM IST

Five sailors, including two Russians, have been kept in quarantine as suspect Omicron cases, Goa health officials said on Monday.

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Maha reports Omicron cases for 3rd day running, tally now 10

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2021 2:45:08 AM IST

For the third consecutive day, Maharashtra reported cases of Covid-19 variant Omicron, with two more in Mumbai taking the state's tally to 10, health officials said on Monday.

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Nitish urges people to stay alert amid fear of third Covid wave

Patna |Tuesday, 2021 1:15:08 AM IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday that the state government is fully prepared to tackle the possible outbreak of a third Covid wave, even as he urged the people to stay prepared to face

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