Articles about INSACOG
15 Sep 2021
Mu, C.1.2 variants of SARS-CoV2 not found in India: INSACOG
India has so far not seen Mu and C.1.2, the two new variants of SARS-CoV2, and the Delta variant and its sub-lineages continue to be the main Variants of Concern in the country, INSACOG, the genome sequencing consortium, has said.
23 Jun 2021
Delta Plus now 'Variant of Concern,' over 40 cases reported
AY.1 or Delta Plus, a new variant of the coronavirus, has been categorized as a "Variant of Concern" by the Indian government, reports said, leveling up from its previous status as a "Variant of Interest."
17 May 2021
COVID-19: Virologist Shahid Jameel resigns from government's genome sequencing group
Eminent virologist Dr. Shahid Jameel has resigned as the head of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), the scientific advisory group coordinating the country's genome sequencing work.
08 Jan 2021
Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees
In view of the more infectious strain of coronavirus that sparked lockdown's return in London, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that those returning from the United Kingdom and testing negative must stay in institutional quarantine for seven days in Delhi.
05 Jan 2021
20 more people contract new coronavirus strain, tally reaches 58
On Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry said that 20 more people have tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus that was detected in the United Kingdom. With this, the tally has swelled to 58.
29 Dec 2020
Aviation Minister says suspension of UK flights may be extended
Last week, the Indian government suspended flights to and from the United Kingdom till December 31, in view of the mutated strain of coronavirus.
27 Dec 2020
COVID-19 task force details plan to detect new coronavirus strain
The national task force on COVID-19 on Saturday discussed surveillance strategies for the newly-detected strain of coronavirus in the United Kingdom, which is believed to be more infectious.