To combat the spread of the new Omicron COVID variant, the European Union stated that it intends to ban air travel from southern Africa. Scientists in South Africa have discovered a Coronavirus strain that is causing alarm due to its high number of mutations and quick transmission. A fourth Coronavirus outbreak is wreaking havoc with Europe's policymakers scrambling to tighten restrictions in an attempt to curb the spread.
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The newly detected Covid-19 variant B.1.1529 has been designated as "omicron" by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on November 26. The cases of the new variant have rapidly been rising in South Africa. The WHO also termed it as a ''variant of concern'', saying it can spread at faster rates than other variants. ''Preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant,'' added WHO.
India recorded 8,318 new cases of Covid-19, 10,967 recoveries and 465 deaths in the past 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health on November 27. The country's total recoveries stand at 3,39,88,797 and the death toll has reached 4,67,933. The active cases in the country stand at 1,07,019. Besides, the number of total vaccinations is expected to cross 121.06 crore doses soon.
Owing to the spike in new Coronavirus infections, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency till January 15, 2022, on the evening of November 26. ''New York is now experiencing COVID-19 transmission at rates the state hasn't seen since April 2020,'' read the executive order. The measure will boost the vaccination efforts and will increase hospital capacity in the state, reported UNI.
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The Indian Government announced to resume international flight services from December 15. The decision was taken in consultation with the Union Health and Aviation Ministry. However, 14 countries, including Bangladesh, Mauritius, Finland, China, Botswana, South Africa, UK, France, Netherlands, Singapore, Brazil, New Zealand, Germany, and Zimbabwe are dropped from the list. Notably, regular international flight services will resume after 20… read-more
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The German Government set to impose a travel ban on South Africa, said German Health Minister Jens Spahn on November 26. The decision was taken due to the emergence of the new variant of Covid-19. Reportedly, only German citizens will be allowed to travel here and also have to undergo quarantine for 14 days. The new rules will come into effect from the night of November 26.
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The United Kingdom warned on the newly discovered coronavirus variant spreading in South Africa. The variant, known as B.1.1.529, contains a spike protein that differs significantly from the one found in the original coronavirus on which COVID-19 vaccines are based, according to the UK Health Security Agency. Botswana and Hong Kong have also discovered the variant, and Britain has banned flights from South Africa and five neighboring nations… read-more
India reported 10,549 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 3,45,55,431. Furthermore, the active cases stand at 1,10,133. The death tally reached 4,67,468 as 488 fresh deaths were recorded, while the recovery rate was reported to be 98.33%, as per Union Health Ministry. Besides, less than 50,000 daily cases have been… read-more
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Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi raised the Covid-19 compensation issue and demanded Rs 4 lakh for victims' families from the Centre. He posted a video on Twitter and urged the government to give figures of people who died due to Covid-19 and release the compensation amount. He added saying the government should end the suffering of families who lost their kin due to the virus and provide financial assistance.
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AIIMS New Delhi Chief Randeep Guleria on November 23 said India isn't expected to see the third wave of COVID-19. He added that we should continue administering vaccines to more and more people and ''as of now we really don't need a booster dose''. Furthermore, Dr. Guleria said COVID-19 would become endemic like swine flu (N1N1). It'll affect only those who have weak immunity and are vulnerable to diseases.
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