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India's Omicron tally rises to 1,892; Maharashtra tops list with 568 cases followed by Delhi
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India's Omicron tally rises to 1,892; Maharashtra tops list with 568 cases followed by Delhi

Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 tally rose to 3,49,60,261 with 37,379 new cases, while the active cases increased to 1,71,830, according to the data updated at 8 am

Omicron tally in country rises to 1,431; Maharashtra logs maximum cases with 454 cases
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Omicron tally in country rises to 1,431; Maharashtra logs maximum cases with 454 cases

India saw 22,775 new infections being reported in a day, while the toll climbed to 4,81,080 with 220 daily fatalities, the data stated.

Omicron tally in country rises to 1,270; Maharashtra logs maximum cases with 450 cases
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Omicron tally in country rises to 1,270; Maharashtra logs maximum cases with 450 cases

Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 450 cases followed by Delhi at 320, Kerala at 109 and Gujarat at 97

India records 200 cases of Omicron; Maharashtra, Delhi each record 54 cases of COVID-19 variant
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India records 200 cases of Omicron; Maharashtra, Delhi each record 54 cases of COVID-19 variant

The ministry data updated on Tuesday also stated that India recorded 5,326 new cases of coronavirus infections, the lowest in 581 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,47,52,164

India's active COVID-19 cases decline to 86,415; recovery rate at 98.38%
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India's active COVID-19 cases decline to 86,415; recovery rate at 98.38%

India logged 7,447 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,47,26,049

Omicron variant in India: Maharashtra reports seven new cases; India's tally rises to 32
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Omicron variant in India: Maharashtra reports seven new cases; India's tally rises to 32

Of the seven new cases, three are from Mumbai and four from Pimpri Chinchwad, the state health department said on Friday

Omicron not more severe than Delta variant, existing COVID-19 vaccines will work, says WHO
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Omicron not more severe than Delta variant, existing COVID-19 vaccines will work, says WHO

Speaking to AFP, the World Health Organization's second-in-command, said there was no sign that Omicron could fully sidestep protections provided by existing Covid vaccines.

Omicron travel ban on RSA 'unfair and ineffective', COVID-19 is borderless, says UN chief
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Omicron travel ban on RSA 'unfair and ineffective', COVID-19 is borderless, says UN chief

Antonio Guterres said countries that had reported the emergence of the new strain should not 'be collectively punished for identifying and sharing crucial science' and called for increased testing for travelers

Maharashtra to issue revised air travel guidelines in couple of days, says health minister
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Maharashtra to issue revised air travel guidelines in couple of days, says health minister

Maharashtra has mandated seven-day institutional quarantine for travellers arriving in the state from 'at-risk' countries under the guidelines issued by the State Disaster Management Authority on Tuesday night.

Threat of Omicron keeps world on edge: Tracking new COVID-19 variant cases and restrictions across globe
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Threat of Omicron keeps world on edge: Tracking new COVID-19 variant cases and restrictions across globe

Days after the new COVID-19 variant Omicron was identified in South Africa, more countries are moving to close their borders to stem its spread

Omicron fallout: Centre and Maharashtra bicker over new guidelines; 6 travellers from 'at-risk' countries test COVID-positive
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Omicron fallout: Centre and Maharashtra bicker over new guidelines; 6 travellers from 'at-risk' countries test COVID-positive

Over 3,000 people from flights arriving in India from 'at risk' countries were screened at various airports across the country on Wednesday

COVID-19: US reports first case of Omicron variant in California in fully vaccinated overseas traveller
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COVID-19: US reports first case of Omicron variant in California in fully vaccinated overseas traveller

At least 23 other countries have reported cases of the new COVID-19 variant since South African authorities first identified it a week ago

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

‘Hotel Omicron’ in Netherlands: World's biggest confirmed cluster of cases new COVID-19 variant
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‘Hotel Omicron’ in Netherlands: World's biggest confirmed cluster of cases new COVID-19 variant

The Dutch hotel in the town Badhoevedorp is currently housing 61 people with coronavirus, who were among the 624 travellers on two KLM flights from South Africa, where the new strain, Omicron, was first detected

First case of Omicron COVID-19 variant detected in Japan day after country announces new border rules
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First case of Omicron COVID-19 variant detected in Japan day after country announces new border rules

The case was flagged during routine testing at an airport. Japan requires all arrivals to be tested before travelling to the country and when they land.

Omicron: Five steps to avoid, ten to take immediately
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Omicron: Five steps to avoid, ten to take immediately

It’s naïve to believe that imposing travel bans on a handful of countries will stop the import of a variant; it will disperse across the globe unless it is an island, which shuts out the rest of the world

COVID-19 variant Omicron spreads to more countries as world on alert
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COVID-19 variant Omicron spreads to more countries as world on alert

New cases were confirmed Saturday in Germany and Italy, with Belgium, Israel and Hong Kong also reporting that the variant has been found in travellers

New COVID-19 variant Omicron 'not a disaster', vaccination likely to protect, says Top UK scientist
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New COVID-19 variant Omicron 'not a disaster', vaccination likely to protect, says Top UK scientist

Professor Calum Semple, a microbiologist from the UK government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), struck a note of caution on the worldwide headlines around the new B.1.1.529 variant detected in South Africa

Arvind Kejriwal urges PM Modi to stop flights from countries affected by new COVID-19 variant
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Arvind Kejriwal urges PM Modi to stop flights from countries affected by new COVID-19 variant

Amid rising concern about a new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron', India has added several countries to the list from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival, including post-arrival testing for infection