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Omicron rears up in Maha, 7 cases detected in Pune

Pune |Monday, 2021 1:45:14 AM IST

Covid-19's new variant Omicron has gripped Maharashtra with seven new cases detected in Pune, including three minors, health officials said here on Sunday.

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Omicron more contagious, less dangerous than Delta: Israeli scientist

Jerusalem |Monday, 2021 6:15:09 PM IST

The Omicron variant, with more than 30 mutations on its spike protein, may not be as dangerous as the Delta and Alpha and other variants of coronavirus, which has so far claimed more than five million

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China's Harbin adds more Covid risk areas

Beijing |Monday, 2021 3:45:08 PM IST

Harbin, capital of China's Heilongjiang province, has designated five more neighbourhoods as medium-risk areas for Covid-19 due to a spike in the number of confirmed cases.

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New cases fall below 5,000 in S.Korea; 4-week toughened rules go into effect

Seoul |Monday, 2021 2:15:08 PM IST

South Korea's new coronavirus cases fell below 5,000 for the first time in three days Monday as the country reimposed toughened social distancing rules amid concerns over the spread of the omicron var

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'Disappointing that some countries continue to block direct flight from southern Africa'

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 5:45:08 PM IST

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has expressed disappointment over some countries' continued ban of direct flights from southern Africa due to the O

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Cases of Omicron variant rise to 11 in Israel

Jerusalem |Monday, 2021 1:45:11 PM IST

The number of Omicron Covid-19 variant cases in Israel have rose from seven to 11, the Israeli Health Ministry has said in a statement.

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Vietnam reports 14,314 new Covid cases

Hanoi |Monday, 2021 8:45:09 AM IST

Vietnam reported 14,314 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, including 14,312 locally transmitted and two imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

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Omicron spread: Maha logs 7 new cases, heightens scrutiny (Lead)

Pune |Monday, 2021 2:15:09 AM IST

The Covid-19 variant Omicron has cropped up more in Maharashtra with 7 new cases detected in Pune, including 3 minors, health officials said on Sunday.

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Omicron not soaring hospital admissions at alarming rate: Ramphosa

Johannesburg |Monday, 2021 1:45:14 AM IST

The super mutant Omicron is not driving hospital admissions at an alarming rate, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.

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Pfizer faces scrutiny over scale of Covid profits

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 1:45:14 AM IST

Pfizer has won plaudits for its Covid vaccine delivery programme, but the US multinational faces growing scrutiny over the scale of its profits and the proportion of doses it has delivered to low-inco

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Surge in Covid cases in 16 K'taka districts; restrictions likely on New Year, Christmas celebrations

Bengaluru |Monday, 2021 3:15:08 PM IST

Sixteen districts in Karnataka have seen a rise in the number of new Covid cases in the first week of December. As many as 500 students have tested positive in the recent past, causing a major worry f

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New data offers insights into Omicron symptoms, severity

Johannesburg |Monday, 2021 9:15:08 PM IST

Patients hospitalised with Omicron in South Africa show less dependence on oxygen, early recovery, according to a new report.

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