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Omicron sub-variants may target lungs, evade vax and prior infection: Studies

London |Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST

The 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

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Omicron's BA-5 sub-variant may be behind TN's rising Covid cases: Govt

Chennai |Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST

The 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.

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BA.4, BA.5 Omicron strains may drive new global Covid wave

New Delhi |Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST

Several 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.

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US facing double whammy: Omicron variants' spread & fuel prices' unrelenting rise

New York |Tuesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST

The 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

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Russian health watchdog detects Omicron subvariant BA.4 in population

Europe | June 12, 2022 12:56:00 PM IST

Moscow [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

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Philippines detects 2 cases of Omicron sub-variant BA.5

Asia | June 3, 2022 3:27:57 PM IST

Manila [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

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First cases of Omicron's B.A. 4, B.A.5 sub-variants detected in Maharashtra

New Delhi |Sunday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST

Maharashtra on Saturday reported its first Covid case of the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Covid's Omicron strain.

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New Zealand reports first Omicron BA.5 variant

Pacific | May 8, 2022 11:27:12 AM IST

Wellington [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

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New Zealand reports first Omicron BA.4 variant

| May 1, 2022 2:23:31 PM IST

Wellington [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 S

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Beijing tests 20 million residents amid Omicron outbreak

Beijing |Wednesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST

Beijing 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 Sha

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Philippines detects first case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12

Asia | April 27, 2022 7:23:30 PM IST

Manila [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'

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New Omicron sub-variant seen behind surge in Delhi's Covid cases

New Delhi |Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST

A 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.

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