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Covid: Govt revises guidelines for international arrivals

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Sunday revised the guidelines for the international arrivals in the wake of new Covid variant, Omicron -- designated as a Variant of Concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization...

Hope vax proves effective against Omicron variant: ICMR scientist

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The head of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases division of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Dr. Samiran Panda on Sunday expressed hope that the Covid vaccine may prove effective against the new Omicron...

Covid test now must at Gujarat airports for international arrivals

Gandhinagar, Nov 27 (IANS) In view of the fresh risk posed by the new Covid variant -- Omicron, the Gujarat government on Saturday made it mandatory for all travellers arriving from other countries to undergo RT-PCR test at the...

Karnataka: Passengers from Maharashtra, Kerala to undergo Covid test

Bengaluru, Nov 27 (IANS) As a precautionary measure, the authorities in Karnataka have made Covid test compulsory for all passengers arriving from Kerala and Maharashtra, officials said on Saturday. An official said awareness, along with vaccination, is necessary amid fears...

Omicron threat: Maharashtra to screen passengers from 10 countries

Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has decided to screen air passengers arriving to the state from at least 10 known countries where the much-feared new Coronavirus variant 'Omicron' has been detected, as per Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's...

New variant threat: Kerala mulls quarantine for international passengers

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 27 (IANS) With the detection of a new Covid variant -- Omicron -- in South Africa, Kerala Health Minister Veena George said on Saturday the state is mulling quarantine for international passengers arriving to the state. Speaking to...

New Covid variant in S.Africa affecting those under 25

By Sanjeev Sharma (IANS) The new Covid-19 variant, B.1.1.529, detected in South Africa is mainly affecting people in the under 25 age group, among whom the vaccination rate against the virus is only 26 per cent, according to health...

Centre warns states against new Covid variant found in South Africa

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday told all the states and Union Territories to be cautious about international passengers travelling from or through Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong in view of a new Covid variant...

Delta variant can infect fully vaccinated individuals: Study

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) A study has revealed that the highly transmissible Covid Delta variant can infect individuals who have been fully vaccinated against the virus. The study was conducted by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), Council Of...

Centre expresses concern over decreasing trends of Covid testing in states

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday expressed concerns over the decreasing trends of Covid testing in some states. The health ministry said that the decrease in the Covid testing would undermine the actual infection...

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