Canada confirms 51 cases of new Omicron subvariant

Europe | January 27, 2022 2:20:22 AM IST

Ottawa [Canada], January 27 (ANI/Xinhua): Canada has found 51 cases of a new Omicron subvariant known as BA.2 mainly from international travelers, according to local media CTV on Wednesday.

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UAE to lift ban on entry from African countries where Omicron originated from Jan 29

Asia | January 27, 2022 9:50:28 AM IST

Dubai [UAE], January 27 (ANI/Sputnik): The UAE National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced it will lift on January 29 entry restrictions imposed in November 2021 on t

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Why Omicron variant is less severe than Delta

London |Tuesday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST

The Omicron variant of Covid is highly contagious but is known to cause less severe disease than Delta. This is after being better at escaping immune protection by vaccinations and previous infections

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Myanmar reports 37 more Omicron cases

Yangon |Tuesday, 2022 9:15:08 AM IST

Myanmar recorded 37 more Covid-19 cases of the Omicron variant, bringing the total tally of confirmed Omicron cases to 183, according to a release from its Ministry of Health.

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Omicron drives surging Covid-19 cases in Nepal: Health authority

Kathmandu |Monday, 2022 7:15:08 AM IST

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is now driving daily cases to surge in Nepal, accounting for 88 per cent of the samples tested recently, the country's Ministry of Health and Population has said

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Omicron in community transmission - The impact explained

New Delhi |Monday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST

Covid's Omicron variant is now in community transmission stage in India, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) said in its latest bulletin on Sunday, noting become dominant in multiple m

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New Zealand reports 24 new community cases amid Omicron alerts

Wellington |Monday, 2022 7:45:08 AM IST

New Zealand recorded 24 new community cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

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Fauci optimistic Omicron cases to peak in February

Washington |Monday, 2022 9:15:09 AM IST

Anthony Fauci, top US infectious disease expert, has said he is confident that most states in the country will reach a peak of Omicron infection cases by mid-February.

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Omicron driving spike in new Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh

Dhaka |Monday, 2022 9:45:08 AM IST

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is driving a huge spike in fresh infections in Bangladesh, a senior official has said.

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Australia approves Novavax amid Omicron battle

Canberra |Monday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST

Australia on Monday approved Novavax for people aged 18 and over, making it the fourth Covid-19 vaccine to be approved for use in the country after AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer amid the continued b

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Is Omicron subvariant BA.2 more transmissible?

Brussels |Monday, 2022 8:45:09 PM IST

Even as Omicron has been showing signs of peaking, some European countries are seeing the rise of Omicron subvariant BA.2, sparking concern among the scientific community.

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CDRI develops Omicron testing kit

Lucknow |Monday, 2022 8:45:09 PM IST

The CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) has developed an indigenous RT-PCR diagnostic kit, called 'Om', for testing the new Omicron variant of Covid-19.

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