In the study, they used non-hazardous virus-like particles that carry the Omicron spike protein and are well suited for analysis of virus entry and its inhibition.
A total of 16,156 new coronavirus infections were reported in a span of 24 hours on October 27.
The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,822,040 infections and 480,860 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,281,649 infections and 619,248 deaths).
A 52-year-old chronic diabetic man, who had recently arrived from Nigeria, passed away following a heart attack, at the Y.B. Chavan Hospital, in Pimpri Chinchwad (Pune) on Tuesday and his reports on Thursday confirmed he was afflicted by Omicrcon.
The BMC has prohibited Zero Night Celebration, New Year welcome in hotels, restaurants, Clubs, Parks, Convention halls, Kalyan Mandaps and other such places from December 31 to January 2.
No serious adverse event was reported. 374 subjects reported either mild or moderate severity symptoms with 78.6 per cent getting resolved within one day.
The team analysed how anti-spike antibody levels in the mother's blood and baby's umbilical cord blood at delivery varied with the timing of prior vaccination in nearly 1,400 women and their babies.
As per a notification issued by the SRC, random checking of crowd and gatherings at public places such as picnic spots/ malls/ shopping complexes/ hotels/ clubs/ restaurants/ parks/ convention halls/ kalyan mandaps will be conducted to find out the violators.
About three studies from India - two by the ICMR and one from Bombay conducted on 284, 755 and 244 patients, respectively, Bhargava said that immunity persists for up to 8 months, 7 months, and 6 months respectively.
All the five new cases of Omicron variant infection were detected following genome sequencing, said Bijay Mohapatra, Director of Health Services (DHS) on Thursday.
Several scientists have criticised the government's decision not to introduce further Covid restrictions in England before New Year's Eve, with some describing it as "the greatest divergence between scientific advice and legislation" since the start of the pandemic.
A spokesperson for Fatehi said the actor tested positive two days ago and has been cooperating with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials.
As per a notification issued by BMC, all religious institutions like temples, mosques, gurudwaras, churches will remain closed for public from December 31, 2021 (tomorrow) to January 2, 2022 within BMC jurisdiction.
Five more persons have tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19 taking the tally of the new variant of the virus to 14 in Odisha, informed the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) on Thursday.
At present, the State has 7.05 lakh healthcare and frontline workers and around 10.47 lakh people above 60 years with co-morbidities, said the top health official.