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New COVID-19 Omicron variant in 'fluid motion'; in 'very active' communication with South Africa colleagues, says Dr Anthony Fauci
World

New COVID-19 Omicron variant in 'fluid motion'; in 'very active' communication with South Africa colleagues, says Dr Anthony Fauci

The new potentially more contagious B.1.1.529 variant was first reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) from South Africa on November 24, and has also been identified in Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel

Two South Africans test positive for COVID-19 in Bengaluru, to be checked for Omicron
India

Two South Africans test positive for COVID-19 in Bengaluru, to be checked for Omicron

Noting that ten countries have been identified as high risk, Bengaluru Rural Deputy Commissioner K Srinivas said all those coming from there are made to compulsorily undergo tests, and those tested positive are being quarantined

Amid concerns over 'Omicron' variant of COVID, DDMA to meet on 29 November
India

Amid concerns over 'Omicron' variant of COVID, DDMA to meet on 29 November

The 'Omicron' variant is reported to have a significantly high number of mutations, and thus, has serious public health implications for the country, in view of recently relaxed visa restrictions and opening up of international travel

Genome tests for passengers from South Africa, announces Mumbai's Kishori Pednekar over Omicron variant fears
India

Genome tests for passengers from South Africa, announces Mumbai's Kishori Pednekar over Omicron variant fears

The Mumbai mayor said that there was an increased risk of coronavirus in foreign countries, so those coming from outside would have to undergo genome tests

Health ministry, ICMR have issued guidelines for 'official document' for Covid deaths: Centre to SC
India

Health ministry, ICMR have issued guidelines for 'official document' for Covid deaths: Centre to SC

According to the guidelines, those COVID-19 cases would be considered which have been diagnosed through RT-PCR test, molecular test, rapid-antigen test or clinically determined through investigations at a hospital or in-patient facility by a treating physician

Single COVID-19 vaccine shot 96.6% effective in preventing death, two doses 97.5%, says ICMR
India

Single COVID-19 vaccine shot 96.6% effective in preventing death, two doses 97.5%, says ICMR

The figures are based on data collated between 18 April and 15 August this year. ICMR chief Balram Bhargava mentioned that the vaccines have a 'protective effect against death' across age groups

SC puts Kerala govt's decision to hold offline exams from 6 September on pause
India

SC puts Kerala govt's decision to hold offline exams from 6 September on pause

According to the health ministry data, the state continues to contribute 70 percent of the cases in the country

Thirteen years after Singur fiasco, Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee says Tatas 'most welcome'
India

Thirteen years after Singur fiasco, Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee says Tatas 'most welcome'

Underscoring job creation as the TMC government's top priority, Chatterjee also said incentives to companies will depend on ability to generate employment