IT behemoth Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), which employs more than 5 lakh people, is reportedly planning to end work from home and return to the office by December this year.
As per the Union Health Ministry report, a rise in trend in the daily Covid-19 cases in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh has been reported
There is little doubt that Odisha government has taken a huge gamble by deciding to reopen schools, even if only for Class X and XII students, at a time when the second wave of the Covid pandemic is not over yet.
High seroprevalence in the first wave muted the second wave surge in districts like Ganjam, Gajapati et al, loss of immunity by around 11-months (Oct-Nov) since the onset of the first wave, low vaccination rate now and risks of unlocking heighten proneness to the third wave
India, unlike UK or USA, has no seasonal drivers of transmission like the ‘influenza season’ there. ICMR says there is no evidence any temporally coherent such season across the length and breadth of the country
"We need to understand that new variants will emerge one after another but, we need to have focus on protective solution instead of running behind every new variant."
The prevalence of the Delta plus variant is only 0.08 per cent in India. Still, it has been declared a Variant of Concern by the Union Health Ministry. The reason is the variant has the character of infecting more individuals from lesser exposure
India was hit by a brutal second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in April and May, claiming a large number of lives and forcing almost all states and UTs to imposed lockdown or other curbs.
AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria reiterated that till now, there is no evidence to suggest that children will be affected more in the next wave of COVID-19.
The SARS-CoV-2 sero-positivity rate among children is high and comparable to the adult population and hence, it is unlikely that any future third wave of the prevailing COVID-19 variant would disproportionately affect children aged two years and above, according to the interim findings of an ongoing study conducted in the country.
Two days after warning that the third wave of Covid is inevitable, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government, K. VijayRaghavan on Friday stepped back, saying that it may not happen if strong steps and measures are taken.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to spell out its plan to deal with a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, even as it held…