Omicron wave accounts for more deaths than Delta surge in US: Report

US | February 22, 2022 12:51:43 PM IST

San Francisco [US], February 22 (ANI/Xinhua): The Omicron wave is breaking, but deaths have surpassed those from the Delta wave in the United States, The Seattle Times has reported.

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SK Bioscience to develop COVID-19 Omicron-specific vaccine

Asia | February 9, 2022 1:21:49 PM IST

Seoul [South Korea], February 9 (ANI/Global Economic): As the Omicron COVID-19 variant, which is now the most dominant strain in the world, rapidly spread in Korea, SK Bioscience also started developi

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Much-needed Maldivian Honeymoon - post-Omicron

Business | February 4, 2022 6:51:32 PM IST

New Delhi [India], February 4 (ANI/PNN): With the arrival of the omicron variant, the pandemic roller-coaster ride resumes, but now that the omicron has reached a new low, we may all breathe a sigh of

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Omicron BA.2 sub-lineage insufficiently studied to measure difference from original: EMA

Europe | February 3, 2022 11:51:34 PM IST

Brussels [Belgium], February 3 (ANI/Sputnik): The subvariant of the Omicron strain of the coronavirus dubbed BA.2 requires further study to understand to what extent it is distinct from its original -

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UAE to lift ban on entry from African countries where Omicron originated from Jan 29

Asia | January 27, 2022 9:50:28 AM IST

Dubai [UAE], January 27 (ANI/Sputnik): The UAE National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced it will lift on January 29 entry restrictions imposed in November 2021 on t

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Canada confirms 51 cases of new Omicron subvariant

Europe | January 27, 2022 2:20:22 AM IST

Ottawa [Canada], January 27 (ANI/Xinhua): Canada has found 51 cases of a new Omicron subvariant known as BA.2 mainly from international travelers, according to local media CTV on Wednesday.

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Why Omicron variant is less severe than Delta

London |Tuesday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST

The Omicron variant of Covid is highly contagious but is known to cause less severe disease than Delta. This is after being better at escaping immune protection by vaccinations and previous infections

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Myanmar reports 37 more Omicron cases

Yangon |Tuesday, 2022 9:15:08 AM IST

Myanmar recorded 37 more Covid-19 cases of the Omicron variant, bringing the total tally of confirmed Omicron cases to 183, according to a release from its Ministry of Health.

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New Zealand reports 24 new community cases amid Omicron alerts

Wellington |Monday, 2022 7:45:08 AM IST

New Zealand recorded 24 new community cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

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CDRI develops Omicron testing kit

Lucknow |Monday, 2022 8:45:09 PM IST

The CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) has developed an indigenous RT-PCR diagnostic kit, called 'Om', for testing the new Omicron variant of Covid-19.

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Omicron's immune evasion behind rapid spread, say studies

New York |Monday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST

Two new studies, not yet peer-reviewed, have shown immune evasion is the reason behind the Omicron variant's increased transmissibility.

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Omicron in community transmission - The impact explained

New Delhi |Monday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST

Covid's Omicron variant is now in community transmission stage in India, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) said in its latest bulletin on Sunday, noting become dominant in multiple m

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