COVID-19 sample collection

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India COVID-19 Update: Reports 2.55 Lakh New Cases With 614 Deaths

India, on January 25, reported 2,55,874 new COVID-19 cases. Besides new cases, the nation reported 614 deaths, taking the tally to 4,89,848. With new updates by MoHFW, active cases stood at 22,36,842 with 15.5% positivity rate. In addition, recoveries from Coronavirus is at 3,70,71,898 including 2,67,753 discharged cases in the past 24 hours. Moreover, the nation wide vaccination drive administered 162.92 crore COVID-19 doses. 

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 - 09:15 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Covid-19, Omicron Strain, New COVID-19 cases, India, Nationwide vaccination drive

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COVID-19 Cases In India

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India Reports 1,68,063 New COVID Cases, Witnesses Drop In Positivity Rate

The Union Ministry of Health said that India reported 1,68,063 new COVID-19 cases, 69,959 recoveries, and 277 deaths in the last 24 hours, on January 11. The total number of cases has gone down by 11,660 compared to January 10. Reportedly, India's Omicron tally has climbed to 4,461. Maharashtra reported 1,247 Omicron cases. The daily positivity rate in the country stands at 10.64%, slightly declining from January 10, at 13.29%. 

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 - 11:42 AM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: India, Covid-19, Covid cases, Omicron Strain, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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Deltacron variant of COVID-19

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New COVID-19 Variant 'Deltacron' Found In Cyprus; Mix Of Delta Plus & Omicron

After Delta, Delta Plus and Omicron, a new variant of COVID-19 named "Deltacron" has been reported in Cyprus. Researchers say that it is a mix of "Delta" & "Omicron" variant. Dr. Leondios Kostrikis said, the variant has been found in 25 samples. The Cyprus Health Minister, on January 8, said, it's nothing to worry about at the moment. 

Sun, 09 Jan 2022 - 05:06 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Deltacron, Omicron Strain, Delta Plus, Cyprus, NEW VARIANT

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Puducherry roads

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Puducherry Govt Imposes Additional Restrictions Amid COVID-19 Surge

Amid rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Puducherry Govt imposed additional curbs, on January 6. The Government asked malls, markets and other public places to operate with 50% occupancy. In addition, public transport are also asked to operate with 50% capacity, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and Omicron cases in the region. The additional restrictions will be in effect until January 31, along with night curfew. 

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 - 09:28 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Puducherry Government, Covid-19, Omicron Strain, restrictions, Night Curfew

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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot Tests COVID-19 Positive, Shares Via Twitter

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot tested positive for COVID-19, on January 6.  He took to Twitter and said, "This evening I got my COVID test done, which came positive. I have very mild symptoms and no other problems. All the people who came in contact with me today are requested to isolate themselves and get their COVID test done". Notably, Gehlot's son Vaibhav Gehlot also tested COVID-19 positive. 

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 - 08:45 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Rajasthan CM, CM Ashok Gehlot, Covid-19, Omicron Strain, India

Courtesy: ANI

Passengers at Waiting area

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125 Passengers Of Flight From Italy-Amritsar Test COVID-19 Positive

At least 125 passengers of a chartered from Italy, tested COVID-19 positive, on January 6. Flight landed at Amritsar, at 1:30 pm from Milan. Of the total 179 passengers, 125 tested positive, as Italy is said to be high risk countries for COVID-19 and its new variant Omicron. Furthermore, all the positive patients will be sent for institutional quarantine in Amritsar. Notably, flight was operated by EuroAtlantic Airways. 

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 - 04:37 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Covid-19, Omicron Strain, Amritsar, Italy, Flight

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Kerala Health Minister Veena George

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Kerala Reports 29 New Omicron Cases, Tally At 181: Veena George

Omicron, new variant of COVID-19, continues to rise in Kerala, with 29 new cases, on January 3. The Kerala Health Minister Veena George said, "Among those found infected today, 25 came from low-risk countries, two from high-risk countries and two in Alappuzha contracted the disease from their contacts, taking the overall tally to 181. In addition, 42 people were discharged, taking the active Omicron tally to 139 in Kerala. 

Mon, 03 Jan 2022 - 06:54 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Kerala, Omicron Strain, Veena George, health department, Covid-19

 Kolkata streets with restrictions

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West Bengal Govt Imposes Strict Guidelines Amid Omicron & COVID-19 Rise

Amid the rising number of Omicron and COVID-19 cases, the West Bengal Government imposed restrictions, on January 2. According to notice, gyms, sports academics, salon, educational institutions, spa, tourist places and zoo would remain closed, until January 15. In addition, metro, buses and restaurants will run until 10 PM with 50% occupancy. Local trains and malls will be work with 50% capacity till 5 pm and 7 pm, respectively. 

Sun, 02 Jan 2022 - 09:04 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: west bengal government, Omicron Strain, Covid-19, restrictions, Fresh Guidelines

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Election Commission Chief Sushil Chandra

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No Delay In UP Polls, All Parties In Favour: CEC Sushil Chandra

The Election Commission, on December 30, addressed a press conference and said, 'no delay' in the UP 2022 Assembly elections. "Representatives of all political parties met us and told us that election should be conducted on time following all COVID-19 protocols," said EC Commissioner Sushil Chandra. Despite Omicron threat, political parties wants to hold 2022 assembly election, with arrangements like 'door step voting' for elderly, disabled… read-more

Thu, 30 Dec 2021 - 02:20 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Election Commission, sushil chandra, UP assembly election, Omicron Strain, press conference

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Omicron cases

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Puducherry Reports First 2 Cases Of Omicron: Health Director G Sriramulu

Union territory (UT) Puducherry reported first two cases of COVID-19's new variant, Omicron, on December 28. A 20-year-old woman and a 80-year-old man were reported Omicron positive, but details of how they got infected is awaited. "Health department personnel visited the areas from where the two patients hailed and are trying to find out weather they had a contact history," said G. Sriramulu, the Health Director of Puducherry. 

Tue, 28 Dec 2021 - 05:20 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Puducherry, Puducherry Health Director, Omicron Strain, Covid-19, Union Territory