Published on: Thursday, December 30, 2021, 08:47 PM IST

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30 December 2021 09:41 AM IST

COVID-19: India reports 13,154 new cases in last 24 hours; Omicron tally rises to 961

India reported 13,154 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours while the Omicron case tally rose to 961 with 263 cases in Delhi and 252 in Maharashtra.

With Agency Inputs

30 December 2021 11:17 AM IST

Omicron to 'soon' replace Delta as dominant global strain

The fast-spreading Omicron variant is likely to soon replace the Delta strain globally, experts in Singapore have warned, as countries after countries have reported a record surge in Covid cases.

30 December 2021 01:15 PM IST

Mitigate Covid risk fully with vax for children, say doctors

With the government set to rollout vaccination for children in the 15-18 age group from January 3, doctors have welcomed the move saying only vaccination can mitigate Covid-19 risk fully at a time when the country is witnessing a spike in new infections and faces the threat from Omicron.

30 December 2021 03:00 PM IST

Omicron antibodies could provide immunity against Delta Covid variant: Study

Being infected with Omicron may enhance immunity against the Delta variant of coronavirus, suggests a small study by researchers in South Africa.

30 December 2021 03:01 PM IST

Centre writes to 8 states, UTs for preventive measures amid Covid surge

The Centre on Thursday wrote letters to eight states and union territories (UTs) over the rise in number of new Covid cases. The letter has been addressed to those states reporting increased numbers of Covid and Omicron variant cases.

The letter has been written to the health secretaries of Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan directed these states to take measures as there has been an increase in Covid cases and lessening of doubling time.

30 December 2021 03:03 PM IST

Russia confirms 21,073 new COVID-19 cases over past 24 hours

Russia has confirmed 21,073 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 10,479,344 the federal response center said on Thursday.

30 December 2021 06:22 PM IST

Decision on which vaccine to be given as precautionary dose expected soon: Govt

There have been extensive deliberations on whether the precautionary (third) dose of Covid vaccine for healthcare and frontline workers and citizens above 60 years with comorbidities should be the same as the first two doses and a decision is expected soon, the government said on Thursday.

Addressing a press conference, ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava said the government will issue clear cut recommendations on this before January 10, when administering of the precautionary dose to healthcare and frontline workers and those above 60 years with comorbidities will begin.

30 December 2021 08:47 PM IST

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