All the studies have indicated that Omicron will infect with far greater speed than any of its previous variants but will show mild symptoms and will not cause any severe disease of the lungs.
It is the 20th Premier League game postponed since Dec. 12 due to players having to isolate. Relegation-threatened Burnley have already played three games fewer than last-place Norwich.
She requested pilgrims not to overcrowd vehicles in trying to reach Sagar Islands in South 24 Parganas district, to wear double masks and cooperate with the administration, and seek the police's help if needed.
Though markets are decked up with colourful kites of different shapes and sizes in the Pink City, the sale of kites and strings (manjha), that dot the skyline of Jaipur with multiple hues on the day of the festival, has been a disappointment, traders said.
According to the state Health Department, daily requirement of medical oxygen in the state has witnessed a rise andthe present demand is 400 metric tonne.
Novak Djokovic is a nine-time Australian Open champion. He owns 20 Grand Slam singles titles in all, tying him with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most won by a man in tennis history.
With a spike in Omicron cases, more and more children, especially ones in the unvaccinated age group and those with comorbidities, are getting hospitalised.
While sharing that Delhi is expected to report 25,000 cases on Wednesday, he said it is difficult to conclude if a wave has peaked by looking at the positivity rate or the number of cases.
Even though Omicron has caused fewer cases of severe disease and hospitalisation than Delta, the new Covid-19 variant might not be entirely harmless, WHO Covid-19 body chief recently warned.
The active Covid-19 cases have increased to 9,55,319, the highest in 211 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,84,655 with 442 fresh fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours.
Scientific evidence shows that once a person recovers from any variant of Sars_Cov_2, be it Alpha, Beta, or Delta, the possibility of reinfection is extremely low and that too after six to nine months. So far as Omicron is concerned, the rate of reinfection is not known in India yet.
The Gangasagar Mela will definitely be a super-spreader. There is no doubt of that. Lakhs of people will congregate and we fear there will be violation of Covid-19 safety protocols, said Dr Anima Halder, the principal of State-run Infectious Diseases and Beliaghata General (ID&BG) Hospital.
The virtual inauguration of National Youth Festival will take place after the National Youth Summit which aims to galvanize, ignite, unite and activate the youth towards nation building.
Washington Sundar tested positive for coronavirus in Bengaluru and has not yet joined the other white-ball cricketers in Mumbai, who are scheduled to leave for South Africa in a day or two.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that the centre has assured his government, Covid-19 curbs will be implemented across the National Capital Region (NCR).
The initial symptoms of an Omicron infection are the same as former Covid-19 infections from other variants like Delta.
India on December 23, 2021, sent a letter to the General Council Chair to hold a virtual ministerial meeting on the response of WTO to the pandemic.
As per new rules by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, only those offices under exempted category will be permitted to function under certain restrictions while following Covid-19 guidelines.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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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