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Tag: Omicron Covid Variant

Big Jump In Omicron Cases In Odisha, 67 More Infections Take Tally To 170
Big Jump In Omicron Cases In Odisha, 67 More Infections Take Tally To 170

Odisha today registered its highest one-day spike in the Covid cases in the last seven months detecting 8,778 infections, including 792 cases in the 0-18 years category in the past 24 hours.

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Omicron To Dominate Europe Soon, Booster Dose Important Defence: WHO

Last week, Europe and central Asia saw 27,000 additional Covid-19 deaths and 2.6 million new cases.

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Omicron Will Hit Home For All Of Us, Warns Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has warned that humanity "could be entering the worst part of the pandemic" as the Omicron variant spreads fast across the globe, stressing that Omicron will "hit home for all of us".

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ICMR Designs Kit For Omicron Detection; Invites EOI From Manufacturers For Its Commercialisation

The ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, NE, Dibrugarh has developed a novel technology -- real-time RT-PCR assay for detection of Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of SARS-CoV2 and a kit for the same.

WHO
WHO Urges Nations To Scale-Up Measures, Vax To Limit Omicron Spread

According to the global health body, the hyper mutant variant has spread to 77 countries so far.

Closing schools should be last resort in Omicron fight: Unicef
Closing Schools Should Be Last Resort In Omicron Fight: Unicef

Closing of schools across the world should be the last resort in the fight against the fast-spreading Omicron Covid-19 variant, outgoing Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore said.

Omicron May Not Completely Evade Vax Immune Response: US Study
Omicron May Not Completely Evade Vax Immune Response: US Study

The study was conducted using AlphaFold2 - a neural network-based deep learning model created by Google DeepMind - which can predict protein structure based on the genetic code.

Omicron Threat: 40 PC ‘At-Risk Countries’ Returnees Untraceable In Odisha
Omicron Threat: 40 PC ‘At-Risk Countries’ Returnees Untraceable In Odisha

The State Health Department said more than 800 non-resident Odias (NROs) have landed in the State from Omicron hit countries. Out of them, the government does not have information about 320 returnees which comprises 40 per cent of the total arrivals.

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Pawandeep Rajan, Arunita Kanjilal On Way For New Concert Amid Omicron Threat

The Omicron variant has been dubbed 'variant of concern' by the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

Scientists On Alert Over Heavily Mutated Omicron Covid Variant
Scientists On Alert Over Heavily Mutated Omicron Covid Variant

Many of the changes have been found in variants such as Delta and Alpha, and are linked to heightened infectivity and the ability to evade infection-blocking antibodies.

New COVID Variant Omicron Scare: PM Modi Calls For Review Of Plans For Easing Of International Travel Curbs
New COVID Variant Omicron Scare: PM Modi Calls For Review Of Plans For Easing Of International Travel Curbs

Officials briefed the prime minister about the new Variant of Concern Omicron along with its characteristics and the impact seen in various countries, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement.

WHO Urges Countries To Be Vigilant About Omicron Covid Variant
WHO Urges Countries To Be Vigilant About Omicron Covid Variant

Countries must enhance surveillance and sequencing. They should assess the risk of importation through international travel based on updated information on circulating variants and response capacities, and take measures accordingly.

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