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Dec 12, 01:34 PM (Pinned to top)
Symptoms of the New Omicron Variant to watch out for
As per the sources and researches conducted on the Omicron Variant, the symptoms are mild but very similar to the usual corona virus.
- Fatigue, Exhaustion: When infected, one might feel overtired and extremely exhausted leading to desire to rest. We suggest you get tested for Covid-19 in case you feel extreme fatigue, but it’s worth noting you may feel this fatigue due to other health reasons also.
- Mild Fever: The person may experience mild fever which goes away on it’s own. This mild fever is almost always ignored by us, but it’s about time to keep an eye out for this.
- Night Sweats and Body Ache: One might also experience night sweats and lots of body pain. Body pain is also a symptom accompanied with viral fevers in general. However, given the current circumstances we suggest you don’t take this lightly
- Dry Cough: We don’t need to tell you about dry cough, but it’s the most ignored symptom of all. We just shrug it aside all the time but considering everything, do not ignore for the next few months.
- Scratchy Throat: Ok this is something you may want to look up to understand better. Scratchy throat is different from sore throat. Scratchy throat is more on the uncomfortable side rather than the pain of sore throat.
Dec 18, 5:30 PM
Omicron Variant threat in India may rise to a scale of a third wave in February.
Dec 18, 2:25 PM
Delhi Government converted 5 hospitals as the Omicron dedicated centers
Dec 18, 10:00 AM
16 new cases in Mumbai. All are the students of Navi Mumbai school. Authorities recommend Covovax as the booster dose for vaccination.
WHO has granted an emergency approval to the Covovax developed by the Serum Institute of India. Top scientists in the Govt. Of India recommends it as the booster shot to manage the increasing threat posd by the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus.
Dec 17, 8:50PM
WHO says the Omicron cases are increasing much faster than Covid variants before, doubling in every 1.5 to 3 days in the areas where community transmission is common.
Dec 14, 6:54 PM
Maharashtra detected 8 new cases of Omicron variant. State’s tally is now 28 while India’s total is now 57 cases of Omicron. It is worth noting that just less than a weeks back, India had just a couple of cases
Dec 14, 4:45 PM
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, chief of WHO warned that Omicron variant is spreading at an alarming rate, most countries in the world have Omicron even if it has not yet detected in some of them.
Dec 14, 11:45 AM
Over 55% of the population of India is now fully vaccinated
Dec 13, 12:58 PM
Dec 13, 11:02 AM
5 New cases were reported in India on Sunday, Dec 12. This takes the total number of Omicron Variant cases to 38 in India. Apart from the Omicron Variant, India has reported more than 7300 cases and more than 200 deaths in the last 24 hours
Dec 12, 04:30 PM
Indian Government Extends Flight Ban due to Omicron Variant scare, Bubble Countries passengers to go under mandatory testing, quarantine
Indian Government is extending the flight ban till January end, this ban was to be lifted and usual operations were to resume from Dec 15. Even from the countries with a Bubble pact with India, all passengers from the high risk countries like South Africa, China including Hong Kong, Mauritius, parts of Europe including the UK, Brazil, Botswana, Ghana, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Israel etc. will have to undergo mandatory testing at the airport after the arrival. They will have to wait at the airport for the report and even if the result is negative they will have to stay home quarantined for 7 days.
Dec 11, 12:13 PM
Government of India has geared up to fight Omicron Variant and Covid
#HarGharDastak Campaign increased the rate of second dose of the vaccination back to the September’21 levels with almost 78Lakh plus vaccinations done every day
Dec 11, 12:13 PM
Dec 11, 9:49 AM
Sec 144 imposed in Maharashtra for two days as the case toll for Omicron Variant increases to 17
Dec 11, 08:58 AM
ICMR published a Covid Test update. Total samples tested till Dec 10 were 65,46,27,300 and on Dec 10 were 12,50,672
Dec 10, 10:57PM
Karnataka Govt. gears up and ramps up testing and precautionary measures to combat Covid and Omicron Variant
Dec 10, 11:32 AM
Government of India reports approximately 132 Cr vaccinations completed
Dec 07, 10:38 PM
49 fresh cases of Omicron Variant and Covid reported in Punjab
As per a medical bulletin, Punjab reported one Covid-related death, while 49 new instances of the coronavirus brought the total number of infections to 6,03,556. The death was confirmed in the Mohali area, bringing the total death toll to 16,612, according to the report. Ferozepur had the most new cases, with 14, followed by Mohali with seven, and Bathinda with six.
Dec 07, 07:58 PM
Early research suggests that the Omicron Variant is more transmissible than Delta, UK PM, Johnson
On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed his senior cabinet ministers saying, the early evidence suggests that the Omicron coronavirus variant is more transmissible than the previous variant of coronavirus Delta variant. “The prime minister noted, it was too early to conclude anything about the properties of the Omicron variant” Johnson’s spokesperson told reporters. “However, early indications were that it was more transmissible than Delta.”
Dec 07, 07:57 PM
EMA chief says the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Novavax could be approved soon
During a public session of a meeting in Brussels, Emma Cooke told EU health ministers, “The Novavax vaccine could be authorised in the very near future.” The director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) indicated on Tuesday that the COVID-19 vaccine created by US biotech company Novavax could be approved soon.
Dec 07, 06:39 PM
ANI reports Census 2021 is postponed along with related field activities
Dec 07, 06:27 PM
4,656 new cases detected in Kerala, reports 134 deaths
On Tuesday, Dec 07, 4,656 new cases of infections were detected in Kerala. 134 deaths were also reported, this takes the caseload tally to 51,62,025 and the death toll to 41,902. On Monday Kerala had reporte 3,277 fresh COVID-19 cases.