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Gujarat records first case of XE variant of coronavirus

Patient had travelled by air from Mumbai to Vadodara   Gandhinagar: Gujarat recorded its first case of XE variant of coronavirus, a newly reported variant believed to be more transmissible than Omicron. The infected person, a 67-year-old male, had come on a flight from Mumbai to Vadodara. His sample tested positive for Covid-19, following which...

NeoCov, the new coronavirus raising concerns; scientists warn of higher transmission, mortality rate

Even as the world continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus, scientists in Wuhan in China have warned of ‘NeoCov’, a new type of coronavirus that may have high transmission and mortality rate. According to scientists, NeoCov is related to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS-coronavirus. It was first found in bat population in...

New Covid variant ‘IHU’ found in France, more infectious than Omicron

Paris: Within weeks of detection of Omicron, a new variant of coronavirus has emerged. The much-mutated variant, called IHU currently, has been detected in France. Around 12 cases of IHU, labelled B.1.640.2, have been detected near Marseille. The virus is being linked to travel to Cameroon in Africa. According to reports, IHU has 46 mutations,...

Delhi reports 10 new cases of Omicron, tally rises to 20

India’s Omicron tally has crossed 100   New Delhi: Ten more cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus were reported in Delhi on Friday. The Omicron tally in the national capital has now reached 20. The report of new cases comes just a day after four samples tesed positive for the new variant. Meanwhile, Delhi’s health...

Delhi, Rajasthan report 4 more Omicron cases; India’s tally rises to 49

New Delhi: Four more cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus were reported from Delhi and Rajasthan. With this, the Omicron tally of India has reached 49. Confirming the cases in Rajasthan, state health minister Parsadi Lal Meena said, “Four more cases have been reported. The health condition of these patients is stable. All previous Omicron...

Omicron enters India; 2 cases detected in Karnataka

New Delhi: The much-discussed and debated Omicron variant of coronavirus has found its way into India. The Union Health Ministry has announced that two cases of Omicron variant have been confirmed in the country. Lav Agarwal, joint secretary in the Union Health Ministry, said, “Two Omicron variant cases have been detected in Karnataka in last...

As Omicron worry spreads, Centre reviews states’ preparedness

New Delhi: Amid reports of Omicron variant of coronavirus emerging in several countries, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting with states/Union Territories to review Covid-19 public health response measures and preparedness. Besides Dr V K Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, the meeting was attended by Rajiv Bansal, Secretary, MoCA, Dr Balram...

Covid-19: Gujarat reports 16 new cases in 24 hours

Gandhinagar: Sixteen persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Gujarat in 24 hours ending Saturday evening, the state health department said in its bulletin. No death was reported during this period. Currently, the state has 162 active cases of Covid-19, of which 4 are on ventilator and 158 are stable. The death toll stands at 10,082....

Covid-19: India reports 42,618 cases, 330 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The number of new cases of Covid-19 on Friday saw a drop of 6 per cent from the previous day. There were 42,618 fresh cases in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. A total of 330 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The total number of cases...

Coronavirus found in water of Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad

Samples were collected from Sabarmati river, Kankaria and Chandola lakes by IIT-Gandhinagar over a few weeks; researchers call for testing of all water sources across India Ahmedabad: Samples of water from the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad have shown the presence of coronavirus. Besides Sabarmati, samples from Kankaria and Chandola lakes, too, have tested positive for...

Fighting pandemic to building Ram Temple – Modi 2.0 is historical

Pravin Joshi, Ahmedabad: The first two years of Modi 2.0 has been historical. Historical in many senses. From revocation of Article 370 to promulgation of CAA, and from securing verdict for Ram temple construction to handling the deadliest pandemic of the century – Modi’s 24 months tenure has been action filled 24X7. The second term...

4 people in India found infected with South African variant of COVID-19

In what could be a cause of concern for the Centre and the state governments, more cases of people being infected with the mutated variants of COVID-19 are being reported in India. According to the Union health ministry, four cases of the South African variant of coronavirus have been reported in India so far. The...