Tag: covid

covid: No free Covid treatment for unvaccinated: Kerala CM Vijayan | India News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Taking a tough stand against those still reluctant to take Covid vaccines, the Kerala government on Tuesday decided not to provide free Covid treatment to them. The decision was taken at a review meeting…

omicron: New info shows Omicron spread wider earlier than thought

BRUSSELS: New findings about the coronavirus’s Omicron variant made it clear Tuesday that the emerging threat slipped into countries well before their defences were up, as two distant nations announced their first cases and a…

‘Covid’s not done with us’: Nations rush to contain Omicron

BRUSSELS: Taking an act-now-ask-questions-later approach, countries around the world slammed their doors shut again to try to keep the new omicron variant at bay Monday as more cases of the mutant coronavirus emerged and scientists…

Omicron threat: Why some Indian states should be more apprehensive | India News

NEW DELHI: After weeks of cautious reopening, the world is forced to raise its Covid defences again due to the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus. The new variant, first found in southern Africa,…

botswana: Amid concerns over new Covid variant, Botswana woman goes missing in Madhya Pradesh | Bhopal News

BHOPAL/JABALPUR: Amid concerns over the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, the Jabalpur district administration and health department are on a desperate hunt for a Botswana origin woman who, they were informed, went untraceable after landing at…

New virus variant casts pall, shocks experts in South Africa

PRETORIA: The overcast, drizzly skies match the somber mood at the Tshwane University of Technology, a hot spot in South Africa’s latest surge of Covid-19 cases, apparently driven by the new omicron variant that is…

Several states tighten curbs as Omicron variant spreads to more nations: Top developments | India News

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday decided to review its plans to resume international flights amid mounting concerns over the spread of a new and potentially more contagious Covid variant called Omicron. The Centre’s rethink comes…

Omicron: Several states sound alert; world scurries to contain new variant of concern | India News

NEW DELHI: Delhi, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and other Indian states sounded caution on Saturday amid emergence of a new Covid variant called Omicron that has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offered…

Singapore restricts travellers from 7 African countries hit by more contagious Covid-19 variant

SINGAPORE: Singapore will restrict entry of people with recent travel history to seven African countries after reports that a potentially more contagious Covid-19 variant may be circulating there, the Ministry of Health said on Friday….

South Africa Covid Variant: Centre calls for strict screening for travellers from 3 countries | India News

NEW DELHI: The central government on Thursday told all states and Union Territories (UTs) to ensure rigorous screening and testing of travellers from South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana, where a new Covid-19 variant of…