Worried about new version, Asian countries move to toughen COVID-19 measures

Asian countries race to tighten restrictions after a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa, with Singapore and India announcing tighter border controls and more stringent COVID-19 testing on Friday. Scientists are still discovering more about the new variant, which was first identified earlier this week, but the news hit financial … Read more

Israel reports its first confirmed case of the new B.1.1.1.529 coronavirus variant

Israel’s Ministry of Health has confirmed that the newly discovered variant of coronavirus i.e. B.1.1.1.529 has been identified in the country. In addition to this, two more people are suspected to have been infected with the new variant which was first detected in southern Africa, the ministry said. There are two returning isolates, while the … Read more

New covid version 25 in South Africa. affecting people younger than

According to health officials, the new Covid-19 variant, B.1.1529, detected in South Africa is mainly affecting people under the age of 25, of whom the vaccination rate against the virus is only 26 percent. Professor Anne von Gottberg of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said that so far the variant has been detected in … Read more

Active COVID-19 cases in the country lowest in 537 days

India added 9,283 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 3,45,35,763, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday, while active cases came down to 1. 11,481, the lowest in 537 days. The death toll rose to 4,66,584 with 437 fresh deaths, according to the data … Read more

Government may export unused stock of Kovid vaccines

People in the know told ET that the government is evaluating a proposal to export unused COVID-19 vaccines stocked by large, medium and small hospitals. Serum Institute of India (SII)’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin have an estimated 5 million doses of Covaxin with the private sector and a significant portion of this is nearing … Read more

Covid deaths top 1.5 million across Europe

Europe reached the grim milestone of 1.5 million coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as nations scramble to deal with a worsening crisis with winter looming large. In response, France accelerated its COVID booster rollout and Germany weighed in on the new measures, with fatalities and infections rising. The world is ready for the full onslaught of … Read more

The new coronavirus variant is a ‘grave concern’ in South Africa

Scientists in South Africa are studying concerns about a recently identified new coronavirus type, raising fears that the country could face a potentially serious fourth wave that could spread internationally. The new discovery, called B.1.1529, unless a Greek letter is assigned, has an unusually large number of mutations and is “apparently very different” from previous … Read more

The new ‘Botswana’ version is the most mutated version of Covid

The Daily Mail reported that British experts have sounded the alarm over a new Covid variant that has emerged in ‘Botswana’, the most mutated version of the virus yet. Only 10 cases of the strain have been detected, which may eventually be named ‘NU’. But it has already been observed in three countries, suggesting that … Read more

Putin tests experimental nasal vaccine against Kovid-19

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he has received an experimental nasal vaccine against the coronavirus, three days after receiving his booster shot, as Russia faces its worst surge of infections and deaths since the pandemic began. Used to be. Putin was vaccinated with Russia’s domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V in the … Read more

Mild third wave of COVID-19 pandemic likely in December: General Health Minister

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is expected in December, but its impact will be mild. Talking to a news channel, he had said that during the third wave period there will be no need for medical oxygen and ICU beds. “The third wave is expected to be … Read more