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Covid-19 Pandemic in Europe: New restrictions in France, Germany, Austria, Italy

Paris: The emergence of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus has worsened the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, with the increasing number of infections and hospitalizations adding to the woes of governments.  The healthcare infrastructure in Europe has been stretched to its limit, prompting many governments to impose tougher measures in order to control the …

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Third booster dose of AstraZeneca vaccine effective against Omicron variant, claims study

London: Antibody growth against the omicron variant of coronavirus increases after the third booster dose of AstraZeneca Vaxgevaria vaccine. This was stated by the Anglo-Swedish Biopharm Company in its preliminary data released on Thursday. An ongoing trial of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and being administered as Covishield in India has shown that …

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Another Covid-19 variant emerges, causing havoc in Israel

Tel Aviv: Omicron, the new variant of coronavirus, is wreaking havoc all over the world. Coronavirus cases are on the rise in many countries, including Europe and the United States (US). Israel, meanwhile, has seen a new face of the coronavirus pandemic. Here, the first case of Florona, another new variant of the Covid-19 virus, …

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‘Omicron’ Not More Severe Than Delta Variant Of Covid: Top US Scientist

Omicron: But Anthony Fauci said it was important to not over-interpret this data. (File) Washington: Top US scientist Anthony Fauci said Tuesday early indications suggested the Covid-19 Omicron variant was not worse than prior strains, and was possibly milder, while cautioning it would take weeks to judge its severity. Speaking to AFP, President Joe Biden’s …

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South Korea breaks daily virus record for 2nd straight day

Image Source : AP/REPRESENTATIONAL South Korea had already banned short-term foreign travellers arriving from eight southern African nations. South Korea broke its daily record for coronavirus infections for a second straight day on Thursday with more than 5,200 new cases, as pressure mounted on a health care system grappling with rising hospitalisations and deaths. The …

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Canada Bans Travel From 3 African Countries Over ‘Omicron’ Variant Scare

Omicron Covid Variant: Canada said it now has five cases of the new strain of Covid. (Representational) Montreal: Canada on Tuesday banned travellers from Egypt, Nigeria and Malawi over fears of the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, bringing to 10 the number of African countries targeted by Ottawa. “Foreign nationals who have transited …

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Israel to ban entry of ALL foreign nationals in view of ‘Omicron’ Covid variant

Image Source : AP Travelers walk with their luggage in the Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 Highlights Use of controversial technology for contact tracing has been approved in Israel. Foreign nationals from all countries will be restricted to enter into Israel. New covid variant ‘Omicron’ was found in a …

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Karnataka’s New Rules For Travellers Amid ‘Omicron’ Variant Scare

The ‘Omicron’ variant was first detected in South Africa last week. (Representational) Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has stepped up COVID-19 precautionary measures in the state amid a rise in cases and worries over new strain ‘Omicron’. Screening of international passengers at the airports will be intensified and RT-PCR tests will now be mandatory for visitors …

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