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With Omicron, Third Wave Projected To Hit India By Feb But May Be Milder Than Second

Dec 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

While the transmissibility of infection seems to have increased because of this new variant, there is still not enough clarity on whether or not it will cause severe disease and whether it will evade immunity

Omicron's Severity Anticipated To Be Low: Health Ministry

Dec 04, 2021 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Will the Omicron variant drive the Covid-19 third wave in India? The Union Health Ministry says the chances are very low.


Omicron Covid-19 Variant: WHO Says Delta Measures Effective Against It

Omicron Covid-19 variant: The WHO has warned the Asia-Pacific region faces a surge in Covid-19 cases as the Omicron variant spreads. Elsewhere, a British study found that mRNA vaccines provide the biggest boost to antibody levels.

Omicron: WHO Expert Team In South Africa Amid Infection Spike

Dec 03, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Omicron Covid-19 new variant was first detected in South Africa nearly a week ago, while the country is now witnessing a surge in the infections. The Omicron Covid-19 new variant has now been detected in 24 countries globally.


Omicron Covid-19 Variant May Have Been In Europe Before South Africa

Omicron Covid-19 variant: the Netherlands' RIVM health institute disclosed that patient samples dating from November 19 and 23 were found to contain it. It was on November 24, South African authorities reported the existence of Omicron to WHO.

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01 December, 2021

Omicron Enters Latin America As Brazil Reports 2 Confirmed Cases

Associated Press (AP)

The Sao Paulo state health secretariat confirmed that one man and woman have been infected with Omicron variant and are kept in isolation. They had their tests taken on November 25 and showed light symptoms of the disease.


29 November, 2021

Omicron: WHO Warns World Should Be Wide Awake

Outlook Web Desk

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the emergence of the highly mutated omicron variant underlines just how perilous and precarious our situation is.


28 November, 2021

Omicron: Why WHO Skipped 'Xi' While Naming New Covid-19 Variant

Jheelum Basu

World Health Organization (WHO) this time skipped two other Greek letters 'Nu' and 'Xi' before settling for 'Omicron' as the name for the new strain of SARS-CoV2 which is believed to have originated from South Africa.


28 November, 2021

Omicron: Italy, Germany Report Cases Of New Covid-19 Variant

Associated Press (AP)

Italy's health ministry is urging all regions to increase its tracing of the virus and sequencing to detect cases of the new variant first identified in South Africa.


28 November, 2021

What Is Omicron: All You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

Outlook Web Desk

After the detrimental Delta variant which took the world by storm in the second wave of Covid-19, ‘Omicron’ recently has been declared as the latest ‘variant of concern’ (VOC) by the World Health Organization (WHO).


27 November, 2021

Covid-19 Omicron Variant: South Africa Decries 'Draconian' Travel Bans

Deutsche Welle

South African health officials said travel bans over the newly discovered 'Omicro'n variant are not yet justified. Meanwhile, there is a "high" risk the variant will spread in Europe, authorities say.


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27 November, 2021

‘Omicron’ Covid-19 Variant: WHO Urges South Asian Countries To Up Their Guard

Outlook Web Desk

World Health Organisation has said: ‘the surge in cases elsewhere in the world and confirmation of a new Variant of Concern, is a reminder of the persisting risk’.


27 November, 2021

PM Modi To Review Covid Situation Today Amid Concerns Over New Coronavirus Variant

Outlook Web Desk

The meeting comes amid rising global concerns over a new strain of the coronavirus which the World Health Organization has named 'Omicron' and classified as a highly transmissible virus of concern.


26 November, 2021

New Covid-19 Variant: WHO Hosts Special Meeting

Associated Press (AP)

The WHO's technical advisory group held a virtual meet to discuss the so-called B.1.1.529 variant of Covid-19, that has made stock markets to swoon and led the European Union to cancel flights to southern Africa.


26 November, 2021

New Covid-19 Variant: EU Nations Asked To Stop Air Travel From Southern Africa

Deutsche Welle

The European Union wants its member states to halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.


12 November, 2021

Covaxin 77.8 Percent Effective Against Covid-19: Lancet Study

Outlook Web Desk

Covaxin analysis demonstrated it to be 93.4 percent effective against severe symptomatic Covid-19, the Lancet Study said.


09 November, 2021

UK To Add Covaxin To List Of Approved Covid-19 Vaccines For International Travellers

Outlook Web Desk

After the World Health Organization (WHO) listed Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in Emergency use, the UK government will now list it in its list of approved vaccines for Covid-19, the British High Commissioner said.


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09 November, 2021

Lack Of Funds Hampering Nations Prioritizing Health And Climate Change: WHO

Outlook Web Bureau

In 70% cases up from 56% in 2019, countries report that lack of funding, the impact of Covid19 and insufficient human resource capacity are major barriers to progress in helping reduce the impact of climate change on the health of millions.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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