In response to the letter, the Ministry said: "It has come to the notice of NBEMS that some unscrupulous elements are circulating false and bogus information using spoofed notices in the name of NBEMS."
Health facilities need to increase resilience to extreme heat by arranging uninterrupted electricity for constant functioning of cooling appliances, installation of solar panels, measures to reduce indoor heat through cool/green roofs, window shades, and shade outside, among others.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a warning against XE, a new variant of Omicron, and suggested that it could be more transmissible than any other Covid strain so far.
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Asked about the Omicron spread in the next three months, the health secretary said that nothing can be said at the moment.
The NEET postgraduate entrance exam for 2021 was delayed twice, from January to April, and then to September. While the exam was held in September, the admissions have been delayed due to the dispute over revising the income criteria for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota from the current upper limit of Rs 8 lakh a year.
The ministry, in separate letters addressed to the six states -- has said that in the context of the new Variant of Concern -- Omicron, all states have been advised to undertake enhanced surveillance of international travellers, continued monitoring of emerging hotspots, prompt and comprehensive contact tracing of positive individuals and follow up for 14 days,
Two people from Karnataka are first in India to have tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19. This information was shared by the Health Ministry on Thursday. The patients are two men aged 66 and 46 whose identities have not been disclosed to protect their privacy.
The sample was collected from a 46-year-old person on November 22 and sent to the NCBS lab. His result has also shown that he is positive for Omicron virus. He was kept in home isolation first and later shifted to hospital.
"It is too early to assess whether Omicron causes more severe infection or less compared to variants, including Delta," the official told the press conference quoting the World Health Organisation which has designated the new variant as a 'variant of concern'.
India administered more than 93 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses on Friday, the highest ever in a single day, the Union health ministry said in a statement.
COVID-19 vaccination is also recommended for all lactating women and an individual can donate blood after 14 days of either receiving anti-coronavirus shot or testing RT-PCR negative, if suffering from the disease.
More than 20 lakh tests were conducted in the last 24 hours (the highest ever conducted in a single day in India), while the daily positivity rate has declined to 13.31 per cent.
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