Covid Variant Omicron

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COVID-19: Omicron variant could spread faster but it’s still not certain, says WHO
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COVID-19: Omicron variant could spread faster but it’s still not certain, says WHO

The comments from the UN health agency come among swirling concerns about the new variant that first emerged in southern Africa last month, prompting some countries to shut their borders and rattling stock markets

Omicron variant likely to be present in all major Indian cities, not coming from airports, says top Indian scientist
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Omicron variant likely to be present in all major Indian cities, not coming from airports, says top Indian scientist

Dr Rakesh Mishra, the chief of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, said that vaccinations, wearing face masks, maintaining social distance and hand hygiene are of utmost importance in the fight against the disease

Past COVID-19 infection does not provide protection from Omicron, say South African scientists
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Past COVID-19 infection does not provide protection from Omicron, say South African scientists

Much remains unknown about the new coronavirus variant, including whether it is more contagious, whether it makes people more seriously ill, and whether it can thwart the vaccine

Compulsory vaccinations and lockdowns: World struggles as Omicron and Delta variants spell return of unpopular curbs
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Compulsory vaccinations and lockdowns: World struggles as Omicron and Delta variants spell return of unpopular curbs

With the Delta variant of COVID-19 pushing up cases in Europe and growing fears over Omicron, governments around the world are weighing new measures for populations tired of hearing about restrictions and vaccines

No case of Omicron variant in India so far, all measures being taken: Centre tells Parliament
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No case of Omicron variant in India so far, all measures being taken: Centre tells Parliament

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya speaking in the Upper House said that the COVID-19 situation is under control in India at present but the country is not free from this disease and Covid-appropriate behaviour should be followed

After Alpha, beta, gamma and delta, world scurries to contain new COVID variant omicron
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After Alpha, beta, gamma and delta, world scurries to contain new COVID variant omicron

There was an increasing evidence that the variant is already spreading with cases being reported in travelers in Belgium, Israel and Hong Kong, and Germany also has a probable case