Amidst the spread of the new variant of Covid-19, Omicron, reopening of schools in Pune has been postponed till December 15. Furthermore, the Pune Municipal Corporation stated that the final decision on the matter will be taken after reviewing the situation. Besides, the omicron variant was first reported in Botswana on November 11, and later in South Africa on November 14.
Malaysia reported 6,517 new Coronavirus cases with 41 deaths in the last 24 hours. According to reports, sixteen COVID-19 cases are imported with 6,501 being locally transmitted said the ministry of Malaysia, with the total number of cases recorded to be 2,535,338 in the country. Active cases are reported to be 64,277, among which 543 have been admitted to the ICU, and 268 are in need of ventilators.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported 10,853 active COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours on November 7. Reportedly, the recovery rate stands at 98.24 percent with the total recoveries reaching 3.37,49,900, as per reports. Besides, the country's active caseload stands at 1,44,845 with a positive rate of 1.18 percent. Moreover, 108.21 crore… read-more
India reported 14,306 new cases, 443 deaths and 18,762 recoveries in the last 24 hours, with an active caseload of 1,67,694. Reports suggest that the recovery rate is higher than the beginning of the pandemic and is currently at 98.18 percent. Moreover, the daily positivity rate stands at 1.43 percent, which has become lower, says one of the reports issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Department.
The New Zealand's Health Ministry on October 23 said the country recorded 106 fresh coronavirus cases. Out of 106 cases, 104 were reported to be community cases from North and South Island, while the remaining two were imported cases. However, Blenheim reported its first positive case on October 23 this year. Notably, 5,194 covid-19 cases have been reported in New Zealand since the beginning of the pandemic.
U.K's scientific advisers have warned the government to act as early as possible to contain the rising spread of the Coronavirus infections, failing to do so would invite harsher measures this winter. On October 21, Covid-19 cases in the UK exceeded 52,000, the highest since July. Moreover, several experts who have advised ministers during pandemic raised concerns about the government's future approach to introduce plan 'B' as soon as… read-more
Courtesy: The Guardian
The Australian government has made some changes in the decision to exit the Covid-19 lockdown on October 21, even if the cases are hovering at record levels. However, the residents of Melbourne have been under the COVID lockdown since August, due to the highly infectious Delta strain of viruses. Several clubs, restaurants, and cafes have started to restock but the officials are still concerned over the rising cases.
Singapore is planning to extend its social curbs in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 for a month. Reportedly, the move is to ease the pressure on the healthcare system. While Singapore has vaccinated more than 80% of its 5.45 million population, asymptomatic or mild cases have been rising steadily, spreading the virus and mounting pressure on the hospitals and medical staff.
Switzerland's Federal Council of Public Health announced that people from India along with other countries can take entry in Switzerland if fully vaccinated. However, the rest of the people will have to present a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test and will have to undergo quarantine. Reportedly, the officials are planning to lift COVID restrictions, reopen restaurants, offices, and large-scale events.
Courtesy: The Times of India
Amid the ongoing battle against COVID-19, India has reported 37,566 new cases in the last 24-hour that bring the daily infections below 40,000 for the first time in over three-month. Whereas the deaths were at 907 in the last 24-hour, the lowest in 77 days, including this the total deaths stand at 3.97 lakh since the pandemic began. However, the death toll has remained below 1,000 for the second consecutive day.