Based on the evidence presented indicative of a detrimental change in COVID-19 epidemiology, the TAG-VE has advised WHO that this variant should be designated as a Variant of Concern, and the WHO has designated B.1.1.529 as a VOC, named Omicron.
First identified in South Africa this week, the strain has spread to nearby countries, including Botswana. Israel has identified a case of a Covid-19 variant with a large number of mutations "in a person who returned from Malawi".
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health and Family Welfare Director Bijay Panigrahi on Saturday attributed the rise of Covid-19 cases in Nuapada to the existing strain of the virus. The district registered 71 fresh cases of infections today. “The existing Covid strain is spreading rapidly. As Nayapada shares border with Chhattisgarh, the infection rate is higher there. The […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid fresh spike in the cases of Covid-19 in various States like Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, the Odisha Government has alerted people with fresh guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus with its new strain which is said to be more dangerous and highly contagious than the older one. In an […]
Bhubaneswar: Two symptomatic travellers who arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport on Wednesday have tested positive for Covid-19 even as the Bhuabeswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) begins screening of all passengers on their arrival at the airport from today. While one of the two Covid-19 positive passengers, who came from Mumbai, has been kept under […]
New Delhi: Just when our hopes about the vaccine for COVID19 were becoming a reality, the UK government announced the discovery of a highly contagious new variant circulating in England. Citing the rapid spread of the virus through London and surrounding areas, Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed the country’s most stringent lockdown. Scientists are worried […]
New Delhi: Four Covid positive patients have been found infected with the new variant first detected in the UK, while around 200 people, including returnees from the UK and their contact have been put under institutional quarantine by the Delhi government, officials told IANS. All four patients have been admitted in the Lok Nayak Jai […]
Bhubaneswar: In the backdrop of detection of new COVID-19 strain in United Kingdom (UK), the Ministry of Home Affairs issued a fresh guideines for surveillance to remain in force up to December 31, 2020. While there has been a continuous decline in the active and new COVID-19 cases, there is need to maintain surveillance, containment […]
Bengaluru/New Delhi: Karnataka decided to impose night curfew from Thrusday night till January 2 across the state in the wake of a new coronavirus strain discovered in the UK. With this, Karnataka is the second state after Maharashtra to announce a new set of restrictions amid global fears over the new strain of coronavirus discovered […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid growing concern over the detection of a more contagious strain of Coronavirus in the United Kingdom, a man, who has recently flown in from the European country, has been identified in Bhubaneswar. He has been asked to stay in home quarantine, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Choudhury informed. The UK returnee […]
Bhubaneswar: The Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) is fully prepared to tackle any untoward situation emerging out of possible spread of the new COVID-19 strain which has originated from the UK, BPIA Executive Director, Goutam Ray said on Wednesday. Speaking about the cautionary steps and counter measures taken at the airport, Ray said, “We have […]
New Delhi: Concerned over a new strain of coronavirus in the UK that is feared to be more contagious, several countries have barred passenger flights to/from the UK. Reacting on this development, Rajasthan CM Ashok Ghelot and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal have also demanded a similar ban. However, the central government is yet to take […]