Omicron scare: Over 100 of 295 foreign returnees untraceable in Maharashtra

Thane: Amid the Omicron scare, Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation chief Vijay ..

Active COVID-19 cases in India lowest in 552 days
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Tanzania returnee tests positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai, officials suspect Omicron variant case
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First Covid Omicron case in Delhi after Tanzania returnee tests positive; 5th in India

Omicron is not fatal but India should be prepared for third wave: Top health expert

Hyderabad (Telangana): Though the world awaits more information on the new COVID variant Omicron, India should be prepared to fight ..


Kerala logs 4,557 new COVID cases, death toll climbs to 41,439

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 4,557 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, informed the health department in a press release. Along ..

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'I'm fine', says Kamal Haasan on return from hospital, thanks everyone for wishes

Chennai: Announcing that his stay at the hospital was over, actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Monday announced that he had returned ..

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Centre anticipates severity of Omicron variant of COVID in India to be low

New Delhi:The Centre on Friday said it anticipates the severity of the Omicron variant of coronavirus to be low in the country given ..


18 fliers from at-risk countries tested COVID +ve in India, samples sent genome sequencing

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Manuskh Mandaviya said on Friday that RT-PCR tests have been done of 16,000 passengers from 'at ..

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New COVID measures in Karnataka: Two dose vaccination must to enter malls, cinema halls

Bengaluru: In the wake of two cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus being detected in the state, and fresh COVID clusters ..


Kerala logs 4,995 new COVID cases, death toll climbs to 41,124

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 4,995 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, informed the health department in a press release. Along with ..


12.5 cr beneficiaries due for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in India

New Delhi:A total of 12.5 crore people are due for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine after completion of the stipulated dosage interval ..


INSACOG calls for COVID vaccine booster dose to those at-risk, above 40 years

New Delhi: The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) has called for the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose ..

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Centre issues FAQs on Omicron, says no evidence to suggest existing vaccines don't work on it

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Friday said while there is no evidence to suggest that existing vaccines do not work on the ..

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COVID-19: 18 districts including 9 in Kerala cause of concern, says centre

New Delhi : The Union Health Ministry on Thursday informed that 55 per cent of the daily COVID-19 cases reported in the country are ..


5 contacts of Omicron infected person in K'taka test COVID positive

Bengaluru: As many as three primary contacts and two secondary contacts of the 46-year-old male, who was tested positive for COVID-19 ..


2 Omicron cases in Karnataka: One is South African, second a local with no travel history

Bengaluru: Out of two cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus that have been detected in the city, one is a South African national ..

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Kerala on high alert after Karnataka confirms Omicron cases, health workers deployed at airports

Thiruvananthapuram: Health Minister Veena George has informed that the people of Kerala must exercise caution as India reported the ..

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Kerala clocks 4,700 new COVID cases, 66 fatalities, 4,128 recoveries

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 4,700 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, informed the health department in a press release. Along ..


India confirms two cases of Omicron variant in Karnataka

New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday informed that two people have tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Karnataka ..


Kerala logs 403 Covid fatalities out of 477 in India

New Delhi: With 9,765 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,46,06,541, ..


WHO warns of 'toxic mix' of low vaccine coverage and testing

Geneva:The World Health Organization on Wednesday warned a "toxic mix" of low vaccination coverage and low testing rates ..

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Omicron coronavirus variant confirmed in 23 countries: WHO chief

Geneva: The new Omicron coronavirus variant has been confirmed in 23 countries and their number is expected to rise, Director-General ..

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Omicron: Kochi airport all set to conduct 700 COVID tests per hour

Kochi: As part of keeping the vigil against Covid's new variant Omicron, Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL)has decided to ..

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Int'l passengers subject to random COVID sampling can leave airport after giving samples: MoCA

New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Wednesday said only two per cent of the passengers coming from countries that are ..


Kerala logs 5,405 new COVID cases, death tolll touches 40,535

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 5,405 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, informed the health department in a press release. Along ..


India postpones resumption of scheduled international flights from Dec 15 amid Omicron threat

New Delhi: As the situation with respect to the new COVID variant continues to evolve, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ..


Saudi Arabia detects 1st case of new coronavirus variant omicron

Dubai: Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it detected its first case of the new coronavirus variant omicron. The kingdom's state-run ..


Omicron variant could outcompete Delta, says South African expert

Geneva/Johannesburg: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the Omicron coronavirus variant carried a very high risk of ..


Active COVID-19 cases in India below one lakh after 547 days

New Delhi: India added 8,954 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,96,776, while the active cases ..


WHO warns against Omicron travel bans as nations shut borders

Geneva: The World Health Organization has warned blanket travel bans will not prevent the spread of Omicron, as more countries rushed ..


Stricter norms for int'l passengers to be effective in India from Tuesday midnight

New Delhi:The strict norms for arriving international passengers, especially from 'at-risk' countries, will come into effect ..

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Covid can infect kidneys directly: Study

SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, can directly invade human kidney cells -- specifically the proximal tubules, which are major ..

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No free treatment to those not following COVID preventive measures: CM

Thiruvananthapuram: In a move to apparently encourage everyone to get fully vaccinated, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday ..


Kerala clocks 4,723 new COVID cases, death toll crosses 40,000

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 4,723 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release. Along ..


Cochin airport tightens rules, intensifies testing amid Omicron threat

Kochi: The Cochin International airport initiated procedures to adopt the guidelines issued by the central government over new Covid ..


India extends Covid containment measures till Dec 31

New Delhi: Taking cognizance of the emergence of highly mutant Covid-19 variant B.1.1529 or Omicron cases in few countries of Africa, ..


India reports 6,990 new COVID cases; active cases decline to 1,00,543

New Delhi: India logged 6,990 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 551 days, taking the country's total tally of COVID-19 ..


Passengers from Gulf countries should self-monitor; 14-day quarantine for high-risk nations only

Thiruvananthapuram: International passengers from high-risk nations, which have reported cases of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, ..

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Bodies of two COVID-19 victims found in Bengaluru mortuary after 15 months

Bengaluru: Bodies of two COVID-19 positive patients who had died over a year ago were recovered from the mortuary of an ESI Hospital ..


No case of new 'Omicron' variant of coronavirus detected in India yet: Official

New Delhi: No case of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus has been detected in India yet, a senior government official said on Monday ..

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Kerala logs 3,382 new COVID cases, 39,955 deaths, 5,779 recoveries

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 3,382 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, informed the health department in a press release. Along with ..

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No case of new COVID variant reported in Kerala: Health minister

Thiruvananthapuram: Health Minister Veena George has informed that no case of Omicron, the new COVID variant reported in Kerala so ..

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India reports 8,309 new Covid cases; active cases decline to 1,03,859

New Delhi: With 8,309 people testing positive for the coronavirus infection in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,45,80,832, ..

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Centre to review flight resumption, states begin to reimpose curbs as new variant sparks alert

New Delhi: As concerns mounted over the spread of potentially more contagious coronavirus variant Omicron to many countries, the Centre ..


Kerala intensifies surveillance at airports amid new COVID variant threat

Kochi: The Kerala government has decided to strengthen the surveillance at all airports in the wake of the new COVID variant Omricon ..


Omicron COVID variant:Centre directs states, UTs to focus on intensive containment, enhance testing

New Delhi: ln view of the possible threat that the new COVID-19 variant can pose to the nation, the Centre has asked all states and ..


Omicron reportedly has 30+ mutations in spike protein region, may bypass vaccines: AIIMS chief

New Delhi: The new Omicron variant of coronavirus has reportedly got over 30 mutations in the spike protein region giving it the potential ..