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Published on: Saturday, December 18, 2021, 10:49 PM IST

LIVE COVID-19 live updates: Maharashtra reports 8 new Omicron cases

The district administration of Palghar in Maharashtra carried out an experiment, in which it used a drone to deliver COVID-19 vaccine doses in a remote village situated in a rugged terrain, its top official said.
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Active COVID-19 cases in country decline to 84,565

India logged 7,145 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,47,33,194, while the active cases declined to 84,565, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Saturday.

18 December 2021 10:29 AM IST

Drone used for transportation of COVID-19 vaccines in remote village as part of trial

The district administration of Palghar in Maharashtra carried out an experiment, in which it used a drone to deliver COVID-19 vaccine doses in a remote village situated in a rugged terrain, its top official said.

18 December 2021 10:29 AM IST

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18 December 2021 11:15 AM IST

16 students of Navi Mumbai school test COVID-19

Sixteen students of a school at Ghansoli in Navi Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus and admitted to a local COVID Care Centre, a civic official said on Saturday.

18 December 2021 11:15 AM IST

Omicron: Urgent need to scale-up public health, social measures to curtail spread, says WHO

With seven countries in the South-East Asia Region confirming cases of new COVID-19 variant Omicron, the World Health Organization on Saturday stressed on urgent scale-up of public health and social measures to curtail its further spread.

18 December 2021 12:14 PM IST

India reports 7,145 fresh COVID-19 cases, 289 deaths in last 24 hours

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18 December 2021 12:54 PM IST

New Zealand reports 4 more cases of Omicron variant

New Zealand has identified four more COVID-19 cases of Omicron variant among recent international arrivals, taking the total in the country to eight, said New Zealand's Ministry of Health in a statement on Saturday.

18 December 2021 12:54 PM IST

Reinfection risk with Omicron is 5.4 times greater than Delta: Study

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Southwest Airlines CEO tests Covid positive after Senate hearing

Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines, has tested positive for Covid-19, two days after he attended a hearing in the US Senate along with some other American airline chiefs and lawmakers, the Dallas-headquartered company headquartered company announced

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18 December 2021 02:50 PM IST

Denmark to impose curbs amid record Covid surge

After witnessing a record surge in the number of new Covid-19 cases, the Danish government has announced it would implement restrictions aimed at preventing further transmission of the virus.

18 December 2021 02:50 PM IST

Omicron 'predominant' Covid variant in England, saysUK health agency

Omicron is now the predominant variant among new cases of Covid in England, and is also causing reinfection around one in 20 cases, according to new analysis published by the UK Health Security Agency (HSA).

18 December 2021 02:50 PM IST

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18 December 2021 03:24 PM IST

Drugs may effectively treat hospitalised COVID-19 pneumonia patients, says Study

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18 December 2021 03:24 PM IST

France announces new anti-Covid measures

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18 December 2021 04:56 PM IST

Delhi govt designates four new pvt hospitals for Omicron treatment

The Delhi government has designated four new private hospitals as dedicated centres for treatment of new Covid variant Omicron.

18 December 2021 04:56 PM IST

Australian states to ease quarantine rules

The Australian states of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria, the two major entry ports of the country, will further ease quarantine rules for international travellers despite a surge in new Covid-19 cases.

18 December 2021 10:49 PM IST

Telangana reports 12 new Omicron cases, tally rises to 20

18 December 2021 10:49 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 8 new Omicron cases

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