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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

No Death Due To Omicron Covid-19 In Delhi Till Now: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

Jan 08, 2022 PTI

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said out of the nine fatalities in the national capital, most patients had comorbidities.


Covid-19 Update| India Registers Single Day Spike Of 1,41,986 Cases; Omicron Infections At 3,071

Covid-19: Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 876 Omicron variant cases, followed by Delhi at 513, Karnataka 333, Rajasthan 291, Kerala 284 and Gujarat 204.

Amidst Rising Covid Cases, Odisha Gov Orders Closure Of Educational Institutions From Jan 10

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The order was issued to contain the spread of the coronavirus, state officials said. It will be in effect till February 1


Covid-19: Karnataka Logs 8,449 New Coronavirus Cases, Four Deaths

The spike in cases was driven by Bengaluru Urban which contributed 6,812 infections and three deaths. Other districts including Mysuru, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Mandya and Belagavi reported fresh cases as well.

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07 January, 2022

Centre Makes 7-Days Home Quarantine Mandatory For All International Arrivals: All You Need To Know

Outlook Web Desk

As per the Union Health Ministry's revised set of travel guidelines, travelers will also have to upload results of repeat RT-PCR test for Covid-19 done on eighth day on Air Suvidha Portal.


07 January, 2022

Covid-19: CM Sarma Announces Assam Is Now Facing The Third Wave Of Pandemic

Outlook Web Desk

By the end of January, we will reach the peak of the third wave, the chief minister said.


07 January, 2022

Covid-19: Weekend Curfew To Begin In Delhi From Tonight

PTI

Covid-19: The authorities in Delhi said that the adequate arrangements have been made to enforce the weekend curfew in the national capital.


07 January, 2022

NEWSFLASH | Lot Of Omicron Cases In State, Doubling Rate Is Two Days: Assam CM

PTI

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that it can be assumed that there are lots of Omicron cases in Assam.


07 January, 2022

7-Day Home Quarantine Mandatory For All International Arrivals In India: Sources

Outlook Web Desk

Travelers from specified countries at risk will be asked to submit samples for Covid-19 testing at the point of arrival and will be allowed to leave the airport premises only after their test results are in, according to the revised set of travel guidelines.


06 January, 2022

Many EDMC Councillors Test Covid Positive

Outlook Web Desk

Several public figures, including politicians, ministers have tested positive for Covid in the span of the last few days.


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06 January, 2022

Newsflash| Covid-19: Maharashtra Registers New 36,265 Cases; 79 Omicron Infections

Outlook Web Desk

Covid-19: Maharashtra’s total active cases, as per officials have reached at 1.14 lakh on Thursday.


06 January, 2022

Omicron Scare: Has Centre Missed The Window To Push Capex In FY22?

Kamalika Ghosh

November was the second straight month of falling Capex. In October, Capex fell to Rs 23,919 crore from Rs 57,483 crore in September.


06 January, 2022

COVID-19 surge: Vibrant Gujarat Summit postponed

Outlook Web Desk

The three-day summit was to be held in a big way to attract investments, and delegations from many partner countries and CEOs of top companies were supposed to participate in the event.


05 January, 2022

Newsflash| Covid-19: Delhi Records 10,665 Cases; Positivity Rate Rises to 11.88 Percent

Outlook Web Desk

Covid-19: The cases recorded on Wednesday have been the highest since May 12 last year, the officials said.


05 January, 2022

Covid-19 Surge In Cities; Omicron Is Predominant Variant: Govt

PTI

Omicron Covid-19: The government said there is no need to panic and one must be alert, disciplined and prepared, adding that the country will face this phase of the pandemic as well.


05 January, 2022

India Records First Omicron Covid-19 Death

PTI

The first person to die in India due to Omicron Covid-19 has been 73-Year-Old-Man From Rajasthan’s Udaipur.


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05 January, 2022

Omicron Covid-19 Is ‘Mild, Doesn’t Cause Death’, South Africa Data Shows

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Omicron Covid-19: A comparative analysis of the infection and the mortality of all four waves confirms that the Omicron did infect a large number of people in the shortest span of time. However, it hasn’t caused death at all.


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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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