Omicron drives surging Covid-19 cases in Nepal: Health authority

Kathmandu |Monday, 2022 7:15:08 AM IST

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is now driving daily cases to surge in Nepal, accounting for 88 per cent of the samples tested recently, the country's Ministry of Health and Population has said

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Omicron driving spike in new Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh

Dhaka |Monday, 2022 9:45:08 AM IST

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is driving a huge spike in fresh infections in Bangladesh, a senior official has said.

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Australia approves Novavax amid Omicron battle

Canberra |Monday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST

Australia on Monday approved Novavax for people aged 18 and over, making it the fourth Covid-19 vaccine to be approved for use in the country after AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer amid the continued b

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Is Omicron subvariant BA.2 more transmissible?

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

Even as Omicron has been showing signs of peaking, some European countries are seeing the rise of Omicron subvariant BA.2, sparking concern among the scientific community.

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Fauci optimistic Omicron cases to peak in February

Washington |Monday, 2022 9:15:09 AM IST

Anthony Fauci, top US infectious disease expert, has said he is confident that most states in the country will reach a peak of Omicron infection cases by mid-February.

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Omicron remains focus of US Covid-19 battle

New York |Sunday, 2022 7:45:07 AM IST

The Omicron Covid-19 variant has been forcing more US schools to go virtual with its short span of incubation and ability to evade antivirals, while the country sustains its fight against this tough f

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Maha: After Covid, Omicron catapults to record high

Mumbai |Sunday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST

A day after Covid-19 cases scaled a new high above 48,000 mark, Omicron infections set a new record with Mumbai notching the maximum cases of the variant and deaths remained in double-digits, health o

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Indonesia reports 1st two deaths from Omicron variant

Jakarta |Sunday, 2022 10:15:08 AM IST

Indonesia's Health Ministry confirmed the first two deaths from the Omicron coronavirus variant amid a spike in cases triggered by the more infectious virus.

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NZ to escalate to 'Red Light' settings due to local Omicron transmission

Wellington |Sunday, 2022 3:15:08 PM IST

New Zealand will move to 'Red Light' settings from 11.59 p.m. on Sunday due to cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant detected in the community, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced here.

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Explained: Why antibodies become ineffective against Omicron

New York |Sunday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST

The presence of a large number of mutations, and more than 30 on its spike protein makes antibodies ineffective against the Omicron variant of Covid-19, shows a study.

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Omicron in community transmission stage in India: INSACOG

New Delhi |Sunday, 2022 7:45:11 PM IST

The new Covid variant Omicron has reached in community transmission level in India, said Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG) on Sunday.

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Indian-origin scientist creates 1st molecular structure of Omicron protein

Toronto |Saturday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST

An Indian-origin researcher at University of British Columbia (UBC) has created the world's first molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein.

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