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Omicron

Prevention Still The Best Antidote To Covid-19

May 24, 2022 Dr. Deepak Gupta

While vaccinations offer a partial respite from serious morbidities, prevention is still the most effective weapon against the coronavirus and pandemic related food emergencies

Will Omicron End The Pandemic? What Five Global Studies Say

Jan 15, 2022 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

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.


How Soon Can A Person Get Re-infected With Omicron? Here’s What We Know

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.

All Shopkeepers At Sarojini Market, Their Staff Given Both Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The market has drawn criticism for violation of COVID-19 protocols during the second and third waves of the pandemic. 


India Ranks 83 On List Of Top Powerful Passports: What It Mean For Travellers

Henley & Partners’ Henley Passport Index, a recent study, divulges how the gains achieved by wealthier countries in travel freedom have come at the cost of poorer countries.

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12 January, 2022

Omicron Scare | When Are Masks Compulsory For You To Wear?

Outlook Web Desk

Two years on with the coronavirus pandemic, and we still find ourselves lost amid the pool of information on masks. Let’s begin with, when are masks compulsory?


12 January, 2022

Omicron May Replace Delta As Most Dominant Covid-19 Strain: Why It Matters

Outlook Web Desk

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.


12 January, 2022

Covid Tally: India Logs 1.9 Lakh Fresh Infections, Active Cases Highest In 211 Days

PTI

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.


12 January, 2022

How Soon Can A Covid-Patient Get Re-infected With Omicron? What Experts Said

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

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.


11 January, 2022

Omicron, Common Cold Or Flu? How To Identify Your Covid-19 Symptoms

Outlook Web Desk

The initial symptoms of an Omicron infection are the same as former Covid-19 infections from other variants like Delta.


11 January, 2022

Precautionary Covid Dose: Mumbai Gives Out Over 10k Booster Shots On Day 1

PTI

Out of the total 10,698 doses administered in Mumbai, 5,249 were administered to health workers, 1,823 to frontline workers and 3,626 to the citizens above 60 years with comorbidities.


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11 January, 2022

FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup Rescheduled To April 2022, Indoor World Cup Cancelled

PTI

The FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup was initially scheduled to be held in South Africa in December 2021 but had to be put on hold due to the outbreak of Omicron - a new coronavirus variant.


11 January, 2022

Covid-19 Spike In Delhi But Demand For Oxygen Support, Low: Top Covid Hospitals

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital in Delhi, which is one of India’s biggest hospitals for dedicated facilities for Covid-19 patients, hasn’t received a single Omicron-confirmed patient to date which required oxygen support.


09 January, 2022

Assam Issues 7-Day Discharge Protocol For Home Isolation Patients

Outlook Web Desk

"There is no need for retesting after the home isolation period is over. Asymptomatic contacts of infected individuals need not undergo COVID test but should monitor his or her health condition in home quarantine," the document said.


09 January, 2022

PM Modi Calls For Boosting Covid Vaccination Drive And Continued Testing Amid Omicron Surge

PTI

PM Modi in a review meeting on Sunday emphasised the need for continuous research in testing, vaccines, pharmacological interventions, including genome sequencing.


09 January, 2022

Punjab Polls: CEO Issues Direction For Strict Implementation Of Model Code Of Conduct

Outlook Web Desk

Punjab's Chief Electoral Officer also requested political parties to strictly follow COVID-19 guidelines and encouraged them to opt for virtual campaigns, he stated.


09 January, 2022

PM Modi Reviews Covid-19 Situation Via High-Level Virtual Meeting

PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a high-level meeting with top officials at 4:30 pm amid a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in the country.


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08 January, 2022

Omicron Scare: Delhi Police’s Hilarious Reply To A Cricket Fan On How To Clean Bowl COVID-19

Aditya Kumar

As fresh cases emerge, Delhi Police has used cricket jargons to convey how to observe COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.


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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.

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