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5 out of 6 WHO regions report Omicron as new variant keeps world jittery | Updates

The Omicron variant (B.1.1.529), a new variant of the COVID, was first reported in Botswana on Nov 11, 2021, and appeared on Nov 14 in South Africa. It has been declared a variant of concern by WHO.

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Omicron Covid variant updates: As the new variant of COVID-19 spreads to new countries, India has canceled its decision to resume international flights from December 15. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said it will notify its decision in due course on the date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passengers airline services to/from India. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said it has detected its first case of the new coronavirus variant Omicron, raising concerns in Tamil Nadu. The kingdom's state-run Saudi Press Agency said the case came from a citizen coming from what it described as a 'North African country'. Meanwhile, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday said that the emergence of new variant has understandably captured global attention. At least 23 countries from five of six WHO regions have now reported cases of Omicron, and we expect that number to grow. The Omicron variant (B.1.1.529), a new variant of the COVID-19, was first reported in Botswana on November 11, 2021, and appeared on November 14 in South Africa. It has been declared a variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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  • 10:25 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    MP CM urges people to follow COVID-19 guidelines

    MP CM urges people to follow COVID-19 guidelines

  • 10:24 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    23 countries from five of six WHO regions report Omicron cases

    23 countries from five of six WHO regions report Omicron cases

  • 9:56 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Omicron cases will surface in more countries: WHO Chief

    The emergence of the Omicron variant has understandably captured global attention. At least 23 countries from five of six WHO regions have now reported cases of Omicron, and we expect that number to grow, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu said.

  • 9:03 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Out of 3476 international passengers, 6 test positive

    Out of 3476 international passengers, 6 test positive

  • 8:26 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    128 international passengers tested in TN; no positive cases

    128 international passengers tested in TN; no positive cases

  • 6:52 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    5 test positive for Omicron Covid variant in South Korea

    South Korea confirms first cases of new omicron coronavirus variant in five people linked to international arrivals

  • 6:06 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    Omicron threat: Several events cancelled in Ahmedabad

    The Kankaria Festival to be held in Ahmedabad from December 25 to 31 and the flower show to be held from January 1 to 14 has been cancelled in view of the Covid Omicron scare.

  • 4:53 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Japan suspends new reservations on all incoming flights

    Japan has asked international airlines to stop taking new reservations for all flights arriving in Japan until the end of December as the country further tightens its border controls against a new coronavirus variant, the transportation ministry said Wednesday. It said the request is an emergency precaution amid growing concern over the spread of the new omicron variant, reports AP.

     

  • 4:05 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Centre opposes Maha govt's mandatory RT-PCR for Int'l passengers

    The Centre on Wednesday opposed the Maharashtra government's order of mandatory RT-PCR testing of all international travellers at the Mumbai airport irrespective of the country of origin.

    In a letter to the Additional Chief Secretary of Maharashtra government, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said: "This is in divergence with the SoPs and the guidelines issued by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of lndia".

  • 3:59 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    4 passengers from UK, Netherlands Covid positive after landing at Delhi

    Four people who flew into Delhi from the Netherlands and the UK in the early hours of Wednesday have tested positive for COVID-19 and their samples have been sent for genome sequencing to ascertain if they have the new variant, Omicron, news agency PTI reported.

     

  • 3:49 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Int'l pax from at-risk countries may be deplaned on priority

    Int'l pax from at-risk countries may be deplaned on priority

  • 3:43 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    Omicron threat: Maharashtra govt's new rule

    Maharashtra govt issues a notification saying a fully-vaccinated local domestic passenger can travel without RT-PCR. 

    If passengers' travel history of 10-15 days shows Omicron affected areas, they'll leave after a negative RT-PCR report after 7 days of quarantine, State Minister Rajesh Tope said.

  • 2:53 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    International flights not to resume from Dec 15

    Directorate General of Civil Aviation has said it will notify its decision in due course on date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passengers airline services to/from India. It also said that situation being watched closely in view of the emergence of new COVID-19 variant.

  • 2:36 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    We're awaiting genome sequencing results of 4 travellers from London, Amsterdam: Dr Gauri Agarwal

    We are awaiting genome sequencing results of 4 travellers from London and Amsterdam, who arrived at Delhi Airport today. 5 patients tested positive in a span of two days. We are running approx over 2,000 tests per day at IGI's arrivals: Dr Gauri Agarwal, founder, Genestrings Diagnostics. 

     

  • 1:39 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Maharashtra: 6 passengers who returned from 'Omicron variant' affected nations found COVID positive

    Six passengers who returned from 'Omicron variant' (South African new corona variant) affected nations are found COVID-19 positive in Maharashtra.  Their samples have been sent for genome sequencing. 

  • 12:31 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Ranchi airport commenced COVID testing of all arriving passengers

    Jharkhand: Ranchi airport has commenced COVID-19 testing of all arriving passengers, in view of the emergence of Omicron variant of COVID. 

     

  • 12:30 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Japan banned all foreign visitors as an emergency precaution against 'Omicron variant'

    Japan banned all foreign visitors starting Tuesday as an emergency precaution against the new variant. The ban tentatively extends through the end of the year. The government is also requiring Japanese nationals arriving in the country to quarantine for up to 14 days.

     

     

  • 12:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Japan begins administering COVID booster shots amid Omicron concerns

    On Wednesday, Japan began to administer COVID-19 booster injections to people who finished the full two shots at least eight months ago amid increasing concerns over the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19, the government said. The third dose of the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech SE were provided to health care professionals across the country. The elderly and others are expected to receive booster injections from January.

  • 12:06 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Omicron variant: Meerut Health Dept started monitoring people coming from foreign countries

    In the wake of new COVID-19 variant Omicron, the Meerut Health Department has started monitoring the people coming from foreign countries, an official said. Akhilesh Mohan, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Meerut said that a total of 209 people have come from abroad in the last 12 days. The Chief Medical Officer further informed that the reports of 13 people are yet to come and others have been tested negative.