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Don’t take Omicron lightly, don’t let your guards down: Health Expert

New Delhi: With the spike in COVID-19 cases, India is witnessing a third wave of the pandemic which is said to be driven by the Omicron variant and experts are continuously warning that it is highly contagious and cannot be taken lightly. Dr Suranjit Chatterjee, a Senior Consultant at Apollo Hospitals said, “We should definitely …

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Covid cases surge across the globe amid Omicron scare, shows data | Top points

Image Source : AP FILE – People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in New York’s Times Square on Dec. 13, 2021. Highlights In the US, the FDA is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge. Several European countries including UK, France and Italy are registering record Covid cases. WHO has …

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WHO approves Covovax for emergency use: Adar Poonawalla

Image Source : PTI WHO approves Covovax for emergency use: Adar Poonawalla Highlights WHO approved Covovax for emergency use. Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla notified of the development. Emergency Use Listing (EUL) by WHO is provided after several vaccine trials. The World Health Organization on Friday approved, Serum Institute of India’s Covovax for …

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West Bengal Govt extends existing COVID restrictions to January 15 | Check details

Image Source : PTI West Bengal Govt extends existing COVID restrictions to January 15  | Check details Highlights West Bengal has extended the existing Covid restrictions to January 15. The move comes after the first Omicron case in the state got detected today. Restrictions will be relaxed from December 24 to Jan 1 in light …

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Delhi: Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital now dedicated facility to treat ‘Omicron’ variant

Image Source : PTI (FILE) According to the guidelines, a separate isolation unit has to be set up for the patients indicating the presence of Omicron.   Highlights The hospital has been asked to earmark wards for isolating and treating such patients. The department also said that no patient with new variant will be denied …

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COVID-19: Telangana on alert after 45 students, teacher in residential school test positive

Image Source : PTI This is the third incident of students testing positive in large numbers at any educational institution in Telangana during the last 10 days.  Highlights Of the 491 students at the school, the Covid test was conducted on Sunday on 261 students. The samples of the students who tested positive were sent …

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‘Not yet clear’ if Omicron more transmissible, causes severe disease: WHO

Image Source : AP A petrol attendant stands next to a newspaper headline in Pretoria, South Africa. Highlights The WHO said it is “not yet clear” whether the newly-detected Omicron variant is more transmissible. WHO Director-General said the Omicron variant reflects the threat of prolonged vaccine injustice. Understanding the level of severity of the Omicron …

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WHO asks countries in South-East Asia region to be vigilant against ‘Omicron’ variant

Image Source : AP Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization Highlights WHO has asked countries to enhance surveillance and sequencing. The move came in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases and new variant ‘Omicron’. Even after getting vaccinated, everyone must continue to take precautions, WHO said. The World Health Organization (WHO) …

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