Omicron variant: News
13 Apr 2023COVID-19
The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently keeping tabs on a new COVID-19 variant that is reportedly causing a new symptom that is rarely seen in other Omicron sub-variants.
10 Apr 2023COVID-19
Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India, the Centre has ordered a mock drill in private and public hospitals on Monday and Tuesday to test the preparedness of health facilities in the event of a further surge in infections.
09 Apr 2023COVID-19
India recorded 5,357 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, with the daily positivity rate at 3.39%, the Union Health Ministry revealed on Sunday morning.
09 Apr 2023COVID-19
Following a high-level COVID-19 review meeting, the government of Kerala has decided to make masks mandatory for all vulnerable individuals, including the elderly and pregnant women, amid the recent surge in coronavirus infections nationwide.
08 Apr 2023COVID-19
India recorded 6,155 new daily COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours—with the daily positivity nearing 6% on a national average—the Union Health Ministry revealed on Saturday morning.
07 Apr 2023COVID-19
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a high-level review meeting with states and union territories on Friday, as the country continued to see an increase in COVID-19 cases.
07 Apr 2023COVID-19
The number of COVID-19 cases is once again increasing in several regions of India, mainly due to the emergence of the new Omicron variant, which has been labeled XBB.1.16.
05 Apr 2023COVID-19
India recorded nearly 4,500 new daily COVID-19 cases on Tuesday—the highest single-day rise in 163 days—the Union Health Ministry revealed on Wednesday.
04 Apr 2023Mansukh Mandaviya
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that the government has commissioned research to determine if there is a link between COVID-19 and the rising number of heart attacks. The research is likely to be completed in the next two-three months.
02 Apr 2023COVID-19
India recorded nearly 4,000 new daily COVID-19 cases on Saturday—the highest single-day rise in 184 days—the Union Health Ministry revealed on Sunday.
29 Mar 2023World Health Organization
Amid the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the World Health Organization revised its COVID-19 vaccine guidelines, recommending additional booster shots for the high-risk group.
26 Mar 2023COVID-19
India recorded nearly 1,900 new daily COVID-19 cases on Saturday—the highest in 149 days—the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry revealed on Sunday.
25 Mar 2023COVID-19
India reported nearly 1,600 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest in 146 days, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Saturday.
17 Mar 2023Israel
While the world thought it might have seen the back of COVID-19, Israel's health ministry announced the discovery of a new coronavirus variant, which may be a combination of two Omicron sub-variants of the novel virus.
13 Feb 2023COVID-19
In light of the global decline in COVID-19 cases, India lifted COVID-19 restrictions on travelers from six countries, including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, and Japan, on Monday.
16 Jan 2023COVID-19
At least 38 countries have been affected by the latest COVID-19 variant, XBB.1.5.
11 Jan 2023World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged countries to advise the use of masks to travelers, especially on long-haul flights from countries with heavy transmission, in view of the rapid spread of COVID-19's Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant in several nations.
26 Dec 2022China
Health infrastructure has reportedly been struggling in many provinces of China amid an "explosion" of COVID-19 cases.
26 Dec 2022COVID-19
Amid the reported spurt of cases in neighboring China, the government has been issuing COVID-19 alerts and urging people to stay cautious.
25 Dec 2022COVID-19
A 40-year-old man, who recently returned from China, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Hindustan Times reported on Sunday.
25 Dec 2022Central Government
The Centre has issued fresh instructions to states and union territories to undertake mock COVID-19 preparation and response drills at health facilities.
24 Dec 2022China
China reportedly censored a senior health official's rare remarks that "half a million people" are being infected with COVID-19 every day in Qingdao city, AFP reported.
24 Dec 2022COVID-19
The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has released a six-point advisory for states to deal with any COVID-19 emergency amid a spike in cases in China.
24 Dec 2022COVID-19
Amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BF.7 in China, Indian scientists urged the Centre to bust the misleading information and communicate better about it.
23 Dec 2022Coronavirus
COVID-19 is posing yet another danger to public health in the form of the new Omicron sub-variant BF.7.
23 Dec 2022COVID-19 India
Amid concerns over the spread of the new COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BF.7 that reportedly triggered a new wave of cases in China, several states are ramping up testing, ordering local authorities to be vigilant and recommending COVID-appropriate behavior for citizens.
22 Dec 2022COVID-19
A man from Gujarat, who recently came back from China, has reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
22 Dec 2022COVID-19
Four cases of Omicron sub-variant BF.7, which is believed to be driving the current spurt of COVID-19 cases in China, were reported in India on Wednesday.
21 Dec 2022Coronavirus
Four cases of Omicron subvariant BF.7, believed to be the main strain triggering the current spike in COVID-19 cases in China, have been detected in India.
25 Oct 2022COVID-19
India recorded its lowest number of daily COVID-19 cases in 196 days, or more than six months, with a three-digit tally of 862 on Tuesday.
19 Oct 2022India
The emergence of new Omicron sub variants in India has alerted government as the Ministry of Health has said that they were "monitoring key data."
18 Oct 2022Coronavirus
India's first case of the Omicron subvariant BQ.1 of coronavirus—considered to be dangerous—was reported from Pune, Maharashtra, on Monday during the genome sequencing of a patient's sample.
13 Oct 2022Shanghai
The coronavirus is again flaring up in China's financial capital Shanghai as the city on Wednesday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases since July, Bloomberg reported.
07 Jul 2022India
The World Health Organization (WHO) has found a new sub-lineage BA.2.75 of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in India and some other countries, PTI reported.
01 Jun 2022COVID-19
Although India hasn't detected any concerning trends because of the discovery of new Omicron mutations—BA.4 and BA.5—experts have warned that people should remain vigilant against COVID-19.
23 May 2022COVID-19
The first cases of the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 have been found in Tamil Nadu and Telangana, respectively, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) confirmed on Sunday.
03 May 2022COVID-19
The country's first case of COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant XE has been confirmed by the Centre's Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Sequencing Consortium (INSACOG).
01 May 2022South Africa
Scientists in South Africa have found that new Omicron subvariants—BA.4 and BA.5—are capable enough to evade immunity and trigger a new COVID-19 wave, Reuters reported.
25 Apr 2022Beijing
Panic seized residents of China's capital city, Beijing, on Monday as the government ordered mass COVID-19 testing in the city's biggest district, Chaoyang.
22 Apr 2022Delhi
Some laboratories in Delhi have reportedly discovered a new COVID-19 Omicron variant, the BA.2.12.1, raising concerns it may be triggering the recent surge in cases in the national capital.
15 Apr 2022Delhi
India on Friday reported nearly 950 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of about 60 cases from the previous day.
08 Apr 2022COVID-19
India on Friday reported over 1,100 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of nearly 100 cases from the day before.
06 Apr 2022India
India on Wednesday reported over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 200 cases than the day before.
05 Apr 2022COVID-19
India on Tuesday reported less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day.
03 Apr 2022United Kingdom
COVID-19 is showing no indications of going away anytime soon, despite a decline in cases in most countries.
02 Apr 2022World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said a new mutation of the novel coronavirus, known as XE, appears to be 10% more transmissible than the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron.
31 Mar 2022COVID-19
India on Thursday reported over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, slightly lower than the previous day.
30 Mar 2022COVID-19
India on Wednesday reported over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, slightly lower than the previous day.
29 Mar 2022COVID-19
India on Tuesday reported over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, slightly lower than the previous day.
28 Mar 2022COVID-19
India on Monday reported over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of over 150 cases from the previous day.
25 Mar 2022COVID-19
India on Friday reported over 1,600 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of over 250 cases from the previous day.