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Will Omicron bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s what experts have to say
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Will Omicron bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s what experts have to say

The coronavirus variant, first detected in South Africa, has caused a massive spike in cases across the world, forcing governments to impose new restrictions

Tata's COVID-19 test kit to detect Omicron variant gets IMCR nod: All you need to know about 'OmiSure'
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Tata's COVID-19 test kit to detect Omicron variant gets IMCR nod: All you need to know about 'OmiSure'

The new test, which will provide results in two-and-a-half hours, will most likely be sold in the market by around 12 January

Omicron risk remains ‘very high’, says WHO as COVID-19 cases spike across the world
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Omicron risk remains ‘very high’, says WHO as COVID-19 cases spike across the world

The new COVID-19 variant with a doubling time of two to three days has already overtaken the previously-dominant Delta variant in a number of countries, including Britain and the United States

Omicron in India: Authorities in a tizzy after 147 returnees in Bareilly 'untraceable'
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Omicron in India: Authorities in a tizzy after 147 returnees in Bareilly 'untraceable'

The officials have shared the information of the flyers with the police and local intelligence unit to find them as soon as possible

‘Risk of hospitalisation lesser for Omicron-infected patients than those suffering from Delta’
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‘Risk of hospitalisation lesser for Omicron-infected patients than those suffering from Delta’

Research by Imperial College London found that people infected with the new COVID-19 variant are 40 to 45 percent less likely to spend a night or more in hospital compared with the Delta variant

No country can boost itself out of COVID-19 pandemic, says WHO chief as Omicron variant wreaks havoc worldwide
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No country can boost itself out of COVID-19 pandemic, says WHO chief as Omicron variant wreaks havoc worldwide

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insisted that the priority must remain to get vaccines to vulnerable people everywhere rather than giving additional doses to the already vaccinated

Omicron in India: Narendra Modi to hold review meet today as new COVID-19 variant spreads
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Omicron in India: Narendra Modi to hold review meet today as new COVID-19 variant spreads

Of date, there are 213 cases of Omicron in the country. Delhi tops the list with 57 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 54 infections

'Three to four cops posted outside my house': Delhi Omicron patient recounts tale of home isolation and hospitalisation
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'Three to four cops posted outside my house': Delhi Omicron patient recounts tale of home isolation and hospitalisation

Sahil Thakur, the 27-year-old Rohini resident, said he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic too

Tracking Omicron: Israel reports its first death from COVID-19 variant; WHO warns of ‘another storm coming’
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Tracking Omicron: Israel reports its first death from COVID-19 variant; WHO warns of ‘another storm coming’

Omicron, first detected in November in South Africa, has rapidly spread across the globe, with 38 of 53 European countries, reporting it to now being the dominant variant

COVID-19 vaccine inequity allowed variants like Omicron to emerge
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COVID-19 vaccine inequity allowed variants like Omicron to emerge

Wherever COVID-19 has the chance to linger, variants develop and travel. This entirely predictable pattern is destined to repeat itself unless countries with resources share vaccines with others that cannot afford them.

India reports 101 Omicron cases; Centre asks citizens to avoid non-essential travel, gatherings
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India reports 101 Omicron cases; Centre asks citizens to avoid non-essential travel, gatherings

The health ministry said Maharashtra reported 32 cases of the variant, Delhi (22), Rajasthan (17), Karnataka (8), Telangana (8), Gujarat (5), Kerala (5), Andhra Pradesh (1), Chandigarh (1), Tamil Nadu (1) and West Bengal (1)

Joe Biden warns of winter of 'severe illness and death' as Omicron threat grows larger in America
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Joe Biden warns of winter of 'severe illness and death' as Omicron threat grows larger in America

The US president stressed the importance of vaccinated people getting a booster and of those who have yet to be vaccinated receiving their first shot

Omicron spreads further in India: Three cases detected in Telangana, total tally rises to 64
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Omicron spreads further in India: Three cases detected in Telangana, total tally rises to 64

A 24-year-old Kenyan woman, a 23-year-old Somalian man and a seven-year-old child tested positive after arriving at Hyderabad’s international airport on 12 December

Omicron variant probably in most countries, spreading at an unprecedented rate, says WHO
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Omicron variant probably in most countries, spreading at an unprecedented rate, says WHO

The UN health agency urged countries to quickly rein in transmission and warned against treating the new variant as a ‘mild disease’

COVID-19 booster doses easiest barrier against Omicron, must be created, says virologist
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COVID-19 booster doses easiest barrier against Omicron, must be created, says virologist

According to eminent virologist Dr T Jacob John, who noted that Omicron may not seed the third wave of the pandemic, but breakthrough infections may be common due to the new variant

As Omicron variant spreads across the world, India's third dose policy may become reality in 14 days
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As Omicron variant spreads across the world, India's third dose policy may become reality in 14 days

India has so far not reported a case of the new COVID-19 variant, which was first detected in South Africa's Botswana on 11 November 11

India's new rules for international flyers kick in from today as new COVID-19 variant Omicron spreads
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India's new rules for international flyers kick in from today as new COVID-19 variant Omicron spreads

Cases of Omicron, deemed as a 'variant of concern' by the World Health Organization, have been detected in countries across the globe — spanning from United Kingdom to Japan

Amid Omicron threat, BMC postpones reopening of Mumbai schools to 15 Dec
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Amid Omicron threat, BMC postpones reopening of Mumbai schools to 15 Dec

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday said it has pushed the reopening of schools in Mumbai to 15 December, instead of 1 December, in the wake of concerns over the emergence of the potentially more transmissible 'Omicron' variant of coronavirus

Omicron scare: Centre extends COVID-19 containment measures till 31 Dec
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Omicron scare: Centre extends COVID-19 containment measures till 31 Dec

Home secretary Ajay Bhalla also asked states and UTs to strictly adhere to the 25 November advisory issued by the health ministry recommending rigorous screening and testing of all international arrivals

Early indications show that new variant Omicron causes milder illness  — is this how COVID becomes endemic?
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Early indications show that new variant Omicron causes milder illness — is this how COVID becomes endemic?

Very early indications from Africa suggest it does not cause particularly severe disease, although the World Health Organization has urged caution given the limited data available.