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COVID-19 News Updates

New Covid Variant: Odisha To Screen All Travellers From Botswana, South Africa & Hong Kong
New Covid Variant: Odisha To Screen All Travellers From Botswana, South Africa & Hong Kong

On Thursday, the Centre issued directives to all states and Union Territories to conduct rigorous screening and testing of all international travellers coming from or transiting through South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana from where the new COVID-19 variant has been reported.

Covid Cases At Karnataka Medical College Rise To 182
Covid Cases At Karnataka Medical College Rise To 182

All the Covid-19 infected students have been fully vaccinated and their symptoms are not serious.

New COVID19 Variant
New Covid Variant: Centre's Fresh Advisory To States, UTs For International Travellers From Specified Countries

The new variant of COVID-19, feared to have a high amount of spike mutations unseen before, has been detected in South Africa, with authorities there confirming 22 positive cases associated with it on Thursday.

New Covid Variant In S.Africa Affecting Those Under 25
New Covid Variant In S.Africa Affecting Those Under 25

The South African news outlet reported that with Gauteng emerging as the epicentre of the fourth wave of the pandemic once again, it's no surprise that the province has recorded the most number of infections from the B.1.1.529 variant.

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15 More Nations Recognise India's Covid Vaccines

The Union ministry of health and family welfare said earlier that nearly 100 countries have agreed to the mutual acceptance of vaccination certificates of India's Covid-19 vaccines and the vaccination process.

WHO
WHO To Meet On Friday To Assess New COVID-19 Variant Detected In South Africa

The new variant has been red-flagged by scientists over an alarmingly high number of spike mutations that might make the virus more resistant to vaccines, increase its transmissibility and lead to more severe COVID-19 symptoms.

India COVID19 Cases
Active Cases In Country Rise To 1,10, 133

An increase of 193 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

European Commission Proposes 9 Months Validity Of Covid Vaccination
European Commission Proposes 9 Months Validity Of Covid Vaccination

The nine months period proposed by the European Commission gives an additional three months to EU member states to administer a booster dose on time.

Global Covid Caseload
Global Covid Caseload Tops 259.9 Million, Deaths Exceed 5.18 Million

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,544,882 infections and 466,980 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,055,238 infections and 613,642 deaths).

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Covid Cases In Karnataka Medical College Rise To 66

All the students are pursuing their MBBS at the SDM Medical College in Dharwad city. Sources said that about 200 students attended a get together in the premises of the college a few days ago. All the students had reportedly taken both doses of the vaccine and were showing no symptoms of Covid-19.

Covid Symptoms Changing, Can’t Afford Laxity: Odisha Health Director
Covid Symptoms Changing, Can’t Afford Laxity: Odisha Health Director

Covid symptoms have changed, Can’t afford laxity, says Odisha Health Services Director.

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New 'Botswana' Variant Is Most Mutated Version Of Covid

British experts have sounded the alarm over a new Covid variant believed to have emerged in 'Botswana' that is the most mutated version of the virus yet, Daily Mail reported.

 India Covid19 Cases
Active Covid-19 Cases In Country Lowest In 539 Days

A decrease of 1,541 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Global Covid19 Caseload
Global Covid Caseload Tops 259.3 Million, Deaths Over 5.17 Million

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,535,763 infections and 466,584 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,043,112 infections and 613,339 deaths).

Sputnik Light Vaccine To Be Launched In India By Dec
Sputnik Light Vaccine To Be Launched In India By Dec

The RDIF in the Webinar also announced the real-world data of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of San Marino on the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, demonstrating it is 80 per cent effective against coronavirus infection from 6 to 8 months after administering the second dose.

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