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Spell Out Strategy To Treat Those Lacking Facilities For Home Isolation, Provide COVID Test Results Soon: AIADMK

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

In a statement, the former Chief Minister said the then AIADMK government launched concrete and concerted measures since the outbreak of the pandemic in Tamil Nadu on March 7, 2020, and contained the contagion.

Latest Genome Sequencing Report Shows Omicron In 81 Pc Of Covid Samples Tested: Jain

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Earlier in the day, Jain had told reporters that Omicron accounted for 84 per cent of the latest Covid samples tested.

HC Seeks Centre, Delhi Govt Stand On Mother's Plea for Genome Test Report Of Covid Positive Son

The court clarified that it expected the governments to inform “What has happened to the genomic testing; who is doing it; where is the report and when will the report come”.

Ireland Returnee Tests Covid Positive In Bengal; Genome Sequencing Report Awaited

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"He had tested negative for Covid on December 16 at a lab at Dublin, a day before his flight, and then again upon arrival at Delhi airport. He reached Kolkata on December 18 evening and went straight to his home.

Omicron Covid-19: Genome Sequencing Of All Cases Starts In Delhi For Variant Detection

Omicron Covid-19: The Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain 400 to 500 samples can be identified in the government run facilities daily in the national capital.

21 December, 2021

No Evidence To Suggest That Existing Vaccines Don't Work On Omicron: Govt

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"There is limited available data, and no peer-reviewed evidence, on vaccine efficacy or effectiveness to date for Omicron," Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a written reply.

21 December, 2021

Equipped To Handle Higher Number Of Samples For Genome Sequencing, Say Labs Amid Omicron Scare

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"We would like to know if these are cases of old variants or the new Omicron variant. Hence, all samples which test positive will be sent for genome sequencing," Arvind Kejriwal said in an online briefing.

20 December, 2021

Omicron Covid-19: All Positive Cases To Be Sent For Genome Sequencing, Says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal


Omicron Covid-19: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said there is no need to panic in view of the Omicron variant. He said in the last few days Covid-19 cases are increasing in the city, and it has been decided to send the samples for genome sequencing to ascertain the variant.

17 December, 2021

28 From Overseas Detected With S-Gene Drop Fuel Suspicion Of Omicron: Health Minister

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The Minister for Medical and Family Welfare said the samples of the 28 passengers have been sent for genomic sequencing analysis.

03 December, 2021

Two International Air Travellers Test Positive For Covid, Tamil Nadu Government Says Only Tests Will Ascertain If Omicron Variant

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Refuting social media claims that both the cases were Omicron variants, Subramanian said "We will be transparent in announcing the results"

30 November, 2021

Andhra Pradesh's Health Authorities Send 15% Covid Samples For Genome Sequencing

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Jagan Mohan directed the officials to keep a target to complete two crore doses of vaccination by the end of December and said to focus on the districts where the process is slow.


04 August, 2021

Mumbai's Nair Hospital Offers The City It's Maiden Genome Sequencing Lab Amid Covid-19

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After the virtual inauguration, CM Uddhav Thackeray said Nair Hospital, which was set up 100 years ago during the Spanish flu pandemic, is preparing to cater to the health of citizens for another century.

07 July, 2021

Kejriwal Inaugurates Genome Sequencing Laboratory At LNJP Hospital

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These labs have been set up as part of the Delhi government's preparations for a possible third wave of coronavirus.

Photo Gallery

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.

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The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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