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New Zealand reports first Omicron BA.5 variant

Pacific | May 8, 2022 11:27:12 AM IST

Wellington [New Zealand], May 8 (ANI/Xinhua): New Zealand reported its first case of Omicron BA.5 variant at the border amid 12,392 community cases during the weekend, said the Ministry of Health in a

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New Zealand reports first Omicron BA.4 variant

| May 1, 2022 2:23:31 PM IST

Wellington [New Zealand], May 1 (ANI/Xinhua): New Zealand reported its first case of Omicron BA.4 variant at the border amid 12,699 community cases during the weekend, said the Ministry of Health on S

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Philippines detects first case of Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12

Asia | April 27, 2022 7:23:30 PM IST

Manila [Philippines], April 27 (ANI/Sputnik): The Philippines has detected the first Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12 in a 52-year-old Finnish female who arrived in the country on April 2, the Philippines'

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Beijing tests 20 million residents amid Omicron outbreak

Beijing |Wednesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST

Beijing has rolled out mass Covid testing for nearly 20 million residents in most of the city, as authorities race to contain a fresh Omicron outbreak that has sparked panic buying amid fears of a Sha

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New Omicron sub-variant seen behind surge in Delhi's Covid cases

New Delhi |Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST

A new Omicron sub variant may be the reason behind the sudden surge of Covid cases in Delhi, which witnessed over 60 per cent rise in fresh Covid cases on Wednesday at 1,009 cases.

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New versions of Omicron that may outpace BA.2 found

New York |Thursday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST

Scientists have found 21 viral offspring linked with BA.2 that may outpace the most successful subvariant of Omicron variant so far.

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Moderna's new Covid vax more effective against Omicron than other shots

New York |Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST

Moderna has developed a new version of its Covid-19 vaccine which has shown promise against Omicron variant much more than existing shots.

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XE variant just another form of Omicron, detected in Jan also: Mandaviya

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST

The new XE variant of Covid is just another form of Omicron, and its case was detected in January also before recently being found in Gujarat, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesday.

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Mumbai man, 67, confirmed as first Omicron XE case

Mumbai |Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST

It's official. The first case of coronavirus variant Omicron XE has been detected in Mumbai, and confirmed by the NCDC, Delhi, officials said on Saturday.

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Covid variant worse than Omicron in next 2 years: UK epidemiologist

London |Friday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST

There is a "high chance" that a new Covid variant which is worse than Omicron will emerge in the next two years, England's chief medical officer, Chris Whitty has warned.

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Covid-19: Myanmar logs 31 cases of Omicron sub-variant

Asia | March 18, 2022 11:22:21 PM IST

Yangon [Myanmar], March 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Myanmar confirmed its first batch of 31 cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant's BA.2 sub-lineage on Friday, the Ministry of Health said.

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US experts warn spread of more contagious Omicron sub-type as restrictions lifted

US | February 23, 2022 1:21:56 PM IST

New York [US], February 23 (ANI/Xinhua): Experts are warning of the spread of a new strain of Omicron variant in the United States and potential health effects after infection, as major states in the

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