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Published on: Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:50 PM IST

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Gujarat extends night curfew in eight districts till December 31
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21 December 2021 09:18 AM IST

73% of new cases in USA are off Omicron

Omicron has become the dominant Covid-19 variant in the US, accounting for over 73 per cent of new weekly cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) latest estimates.

21 December 2021 09:18 AM IST

Global Covid caseload tops 275.4 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 275.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.36 million and vaccinations to over 8.72 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

21 December 2021 09:18 AM IST

Biden tests negative for Covid-19 after staff tested positive

US President Joe Biden tested negative for Covid-19 after one of his staffers who spent half an hour with him on Air Force One on Friday tested positive on Monday morning, the White House said.

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21 December 2021 09:18 AM IST

Moderna says its Covid-19 booster appears effective against Omicron

American biotechnology company Moderna announced Monday that preliminary data suggests its Covid-19 booster shot appears to increase antibody levels against the Omicron coronavirus variant.

21 December 2021 09:18 AM IST

Canadian foreign minister Melanie Joly tests positive for COVID-19

Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly announced in a public message that she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is continuing to work from isolation.

21 December 2021 09:18 AM IST

Gujarat extends night curfew in eight districts till December 31

Gujarat government has extended night curfew till December 31 in eight major cities of the state amid rising COVID-19 variant Omicron cases in the state.

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21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

US reports 1st Omicron-related death

The US has reported its first death due to the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Texas, according to health officials.

21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

Kerala HC dismisses plea to remove PM's photo from vaccination certificate

21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

Sri Lanka: Covid vaccine cards mandatory from Jan 1

Sri Lankan Health Ministry said that Covid-19 vaccination cards has been made mandatory for all local and foreign citizens who visit public places from January 1, 2020, in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.

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21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

Two hundred Omicron cases reported in India so far, 5,326 new COVID-19 cases

21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

34 new Omicron cases reported in LNJP Hospital, says Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

Omicron cases in India rise to 200 with 77 recoveries, says govt

21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

Two persons test Omicron positive in Odisha, first cases of the latest variant of coronavirus in state: Officials

21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

New Zealand to vaccinate kids aged 5-11 from Jan

The New Zealand government on Tuesday urged parents and caregivers to consider protecting their children aged 5 to 11 against Covid-19 with a suitable jab to be unveiled in January next year.

21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

Most Omicron patients in South Africa recovering with simple, easy treatment, says Dr Coetzee

As the case tally of the new variant of COVID-19 variant Omicron in India touches 200, South African Medical Association Chairperson Dr Angelique Coetzee on Tuesday said that most patients in her country recovered from the variant with a simple and an easy line of treatment.

21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

Russia confirms 25,907 new COVID-19 cases over past 24 hours

Russia has confirmed 25,907 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 10,267,719, the federal response center said on Tuesday.

21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

Australian PM rules out lockdowns

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday declared that the country will not return to lockdowns despite record Covid-19 infections.

21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh: Mock drills to be held at Covid facilities

Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari has directed commissioners and district magistrates across the state to conduct mock drills at health facilities.

21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

AstraZeneca Covid vaccine protection wanes after three months: Lancet study

The protection offered by the Oxford-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine declines after three months of receiving two doses of the preventive, according to a study published in The Lancet journal.

21 December 2021 04:48 PM IST

Karnataka: No parties,mass gatherings allowed in the state from Dec 30 to Jan 2 amid rising Omicron cases in Belagavi

Keeping in view the COVID-19 situation and the rising number of cases of Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, the Karnataka government on Tuesday said that no parties or mass gatherings would be permitted in the state from December 30 to January 2.

21 December 2021 10:50 PM IST

Delhi sees one Covid death, 102 fresh infections

Delhi continued to reported a spate of rising new Covid cases, with the tally crossing three digits on Tuesday, at 102, against 91 on Monday, as per the Health Department bulletin.

In the last 24 hours, one Covid related death has also been reported, taking the total tally at 25,102. With the new cases, the city's cumulative tally has climbed to 14,42,390.

21 December 2021 10:50 PM IST

11 more patients have been found to be infected by Omicron.

21 December 2021 10:50 PM IST

Jammu reports three cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

21 December 2021 10:50 PM IST

France aims to slow surging omicron variant

The French government is grappling with ways to slow the surging omicron variant, while French travellers and families are flocking to virus testing tents ahead of the holidays.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex spent the day Tuesday meeting with mayors and lawmakers to persuade them to support tougher vaccine rules.

France's virus hospitalisation numbers have shot up in recent weeks, with some 16,000 people currently hospitalised with COVID-19 and 60 per cent of the country's ICU beds occupied by virus patients.

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