Omicron Variant Less Severe Even For Unvaccinated

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Omicron Variant Less Severe Even For Unvaccinated: South African Study

A South African study claimed that even unvaccinated people infected by the Omicron variant will not require hospital care. The study, led by the NICD, compared 11,600 patients from the first three COVID-19 waves with 5,100 patients from the new Omicron wave and found that there will be no severe illness. "Approximately 25% reduced risk of severe, hospitalization or death compared to Delta," the study said. 

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 - 09:00 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Covid-19 Test, South Africa, omicron, Covid-19, Unvaccinated

Courtesy: India Today

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir and Indian Skipper Virat Kohli

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Gautam Gambhir Slams Virat Kohli Over Stump Mic Outburst, Call Him 'Immature'

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on January 13, slammed Indian skipper Virat Kohli and called his act 'very immature'. Virat got frustrated when a DRS call went against them of Dean Elgar. Kohli, KL Rahul, and  Ravichandran Ashwin made some unsavory comments about the broadcaster on the stump mic. "I think Dravid will talk to him," Gambhir said on Star Sports.

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 - 04:59 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, Cricket news, Sports news, South Africa

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Chris Morris celebrating in IPL

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South African All-Rounder Chris Morris Announces Retirement From Cricket

South African all-rounder Chris Morris announced his retirement from all forms of the cricket, stated that he had taken up a coaching role. Morris played 69 international games across all formats, who last represented South-Africa in the ODI World Cup in England in July 2019. Notably, Morris became the costliest player at the IPL auction after being bought at INR 16.25 crores by Rajasthan Royals in the 2021 auction.

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 - 06:01 PM / by Basharat Rashid

Tags: Cricket, South Africa, retirement, IPL, Games

Courtesy: India Today

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock

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Quinton de Kock Announces Retirement From Test Cricket: South Africa

Former captain and wicketkeeper-batsman of South Africa team Quinton de Kock announced his retirement from Test cricket. As per the statement issued by Cricket South-Africa, De Kock intends to spend more time with his family, who played his last Test against India and scored 34 and 21 in the two innings. De Kock, however, said that he intends to continue playing white-ball cricket for South Africa.

Fri, 31 Dec 2021 - 12:06 PM / by Basharat Rashid

Tags: Cricket, South Africa, Test Cricket, retirement, Skipper

Courtesy: India Today

South Africa's Archbishop Desmound Tutu

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Anti-Apartheid Protestor Archbishop Desmound Tutu Dies: South Africa

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was famous for his struggle against white minority rule in South Africa, passed away at the age of 90, on December 26. The cause of his death was not revealed. However, Tutu was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the late 1990s and was also ailing due to the disease ever since. He was awarded Noble Peace Prize in 1984 for his non-violent protest against apartheid. 

Sun, 26 Dec 2021 - 03:09 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: South Africa, Archbishop Desmound Tutu, Cancer, Nobel peace prize, Apartheid

Courtesy: DNA India

omicron -COVID-19

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Union Health Secretary Alerts India Over 4th COVID-19 Surge In World

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, on December 24, alerted India over fourth surge of COVID-19, globally. Addressing a press conference, Bhushan said, "The world is witnessing the fourth surge and the overall positivity is 6.1 percent. Therefore, we have to be on guard and can't afford to be slacken". Countries like the US, Europe and South Africa, witnesses a rise in COVID-19 cases, leading to curbs and precautions. 

Fri, 24 Dec 2021 - 07:02 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Covid-19, Indian government, US, South Africa, Europe

Courtesy: ANI

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Africa Crosses Over 9.5 Million COVID-19 Cases, Contributes 3.3% Of Global Caseload

Africa recorded over 9.5 million COVID-19 cases on December 22, confirmed the Africa Centers For Disease Control. South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Ethiopia are countries which reported the maximum number of cases. In addition, the nation reported 2,26,536 deaths.  Meanwhile, of the global COVID-19 cases, the continent contributes a total of 3.3% cases, whereas death percentage is 4.3. 

Thu, 23 Dec 2021 - 03:45 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: omicron, Africa, South Africa, Covid-19, Global COVID-19

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Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar

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Karnataka Reports Third Case Of Omicron: COVID-19

Karnataka on December 12 reported its third case of COVID-19's new variant, Omicron. K Sudhakar, the Health Minister of Karnataka, said, "A 34-year-old returnee from South Africa has tested positive. He is isolated and being treated at a government hospital.'' His five primary and 15 secondary contacts have also undergone the test for the variant. Besides, Andhra Pradesh and Chandigarh also reported their first case of the variant. 

Sun, 12 Dec 2021 - 05:10 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Omicron Strain, Covid-19, Karnataka, K Sudhakar, South Africa

Courtesy: ANI

India listed as a repressed country

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South African Organisation Lists India As 'Repressed' Country In Civil Rights

As per a South African non-profit organisation Civicus, India is one of the "repressed" countries in terms of democracy. Released on December 9, Civicus listed countries, considering freedom and civil rights into five categories- open, narrowed, obstructed, repressed, and closed. As per Civicus, in India, activists, and people criticising the government are targeted by authorities, making India a "repressed" country. Russia, African and Asian… read-more

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 08:26 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Repressed Country, India, Democracy, South Africa, Non Profit Organisation

Courtesy: The Siasat Daily

WHO Chief


WHO Condemns Direct Travel Ban On South Africa: Omicron Scare

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Chief slammed countries for continuing direct flight ban to Africa, the origin of Covid-19's new variant Omicron. The WHO, on December 5, condemned the travel ban imposed amid Omicron scare and criticised nations for not accepting negative Covid-19 reports of South Africa and demanding "Third Country Report." Travel bans targeting Africa is attack on global solidarity, said WHO. 

Mon, 06 Dec 2021 - 08:31 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: omicron, Covid-19, WHO, travel ban, South Africa

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