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Published on: Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 08:10 PM IST

LIVE COVID-19 Live Updates: 9 more Omicron cases detected in Kerala, 4 in Jaipur; India's tally mounts to 226

Bengaluru to achieve 100 pc COVID vaccination soon, says District Commissioner
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22 December 2021 08:10 PM IST

From 1 Jan'22, the people who have not taken both doses will not be allowed to enter marriage halls, hotels, restaurants, offices, banks, or any other public places. This is to protect ourselves from Omicron and the third wave of Covid: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij

22 December 2021 06:55 PM IST

9 more Omicron cases reported in Kerala

6 persons who reached Ernakulam and 3 who reached Thiruvananthapuram were found infected with the variant. The total number of omicron cases in the state stands at 24: Kerala Health Minister Veena George

22 December 2021 06:55 PM IST

Thailand alters entry rules for Indian travellers amid rising Omicron cases

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22 December 2021 06:55 PM IST

West Bengal: 29 school students test positive for Covid-19 in Nadia district

22 December 2021 06:55 PM IST

Punjab govt issues orders that no salary would be given to government employees without vaccination certificates.

Govt employees will have to register on iHRMS portal for Covid vaccination certificate that has been linked to salary by the budget section of Punjab govt

22 December 2021 06:55 PM IST

Haryana bans unvaccinated people from public places.

Those who are not fully vaccinated will not be allowed at public places after January 1 - marriage hall, hotel, bank, any mall, any government office, bus, says state Health Minister Anil Vij.

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22 December 2021 06:55 PM IST

Delhi reports 125 new cases and 0 deaths in the last 24 hours; Active caseload stands at 624.

22 December 2021 06:55 PM IST

Sputnik V, Sputnik Light Booster Effective Against Omicron: Study

Russia’s Sputnik-V vaccine and its one-shot version Sputnik Light booster demonstrates high virus-neutralising activity (VNA) against the highly-contagious Omicron variant of Covid-19, providing a strong defence against severe disease and hospitalisation, according to a study.

22 December 2021 06:55 PM IST

All DMs and District DCPs shall ensure that no cultural event/gatherings/congregation/take place for celebrating Christmas or New Year in NCT of Delhi: DDMA order

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22 December 2021 04:56 PM IST

Japan reports possibly 1st community spread of Omicron variant in Osaka

Japan reported its most likely first community spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Osaka Prefecture on Wednesday, with one infected person having travelled overseas recently and three family members being infected through unknown sources

22 December 2021 04:56 PM IST

Omicron fears: Malaysia suspends vaccinated travel lane with Singapore

Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to suspend the sale of flight and bus tickets for the vaccinated travel lane (VTL) after a cluster of possible cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 was detected in Singapore, Malaysia's Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said on Wednesday.

22 December 2021 04:56 PM IST

US Army creates a single vaccine against all Covid variants

Within weeks the scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research of the US Army are expected to announce that they have developed a vaccine that is effective against Covid-19 and all its variants, even Omicron, as well as from previous SARS-origin viruses that have killed millions of people worldwide, Defense One reported.

22 December 2021 04:56 PM IST

Requirement, timing of COVID vaccine booster will be based on scientific decisions: Dr VK Paul

The requirement, timing and nature of COVID vaccine booster doses will be based on scientific decisions according to Dr VK Paul, Member-Health, Niti Aayog on Wednesday.

22 December 2021 04:56 PM IST

Andhra reports second case of Omicron

Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday reported a second case of Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19, a top health official said.

22 December 2021 04:56 PM IST

COVID vaccine booster dose a must, says expert

Amid the emergence of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, a Delhi-based doctor said that a booster dose of COVID vaccine is a must as the protection cover of two doses declines over three to six months.

22 December 2021 04:56 PM IST

Dead woman given second dose of Covid vaccine in Bihar

In a major goof-up, a woman, who died two months ago, has been sent the message of successful administration of second dose of corona vaccine.

22 December 2021 04:56 PM IST

Tata Medical develops fast-testing solution for COVID-19

Tata Medical & Diagnostics on Wednesday said it has indigenously developed a fast-testing solution for COVID-19 to significantly boost India's testing capacity amid the Omicron variant threat.

22 December 2021 04:56 PM IST

CSA to allow Indian players to leave tour midway if COVID situation worsens in South Africa

22 December 2021 04:56 PM IST

In my opinion, booster is a must, says Dr S K Sarin, Director, ILBS Delhi

In my opinion, booster is a must. When you've two doses of any vaccine your protection level, especially after 3 to 6 months goes down. If you have a third dose or a booster then the chance of having a severe infection, hospitalization reduces: Dr S K Sarin, Director, ILBS Delhi

22 December 2021 01:00 PM IST

Centre provided over 147 crore COVID vaccine doses to States, UTs so far

In the nationwide COVID vaccination drive, the Centre provided more than 147 crore vaccine doses to States/UTs so far.

22 December 2021 01:00 PM IST

Second Omicron case confirmed in Andhra Vijayawada

Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday confirmed the second case of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in the state.

The Omicron positive patient is a 39-year-old international traveller from Kenya.

22 December 2021 01:00 PM IST

Balochistan district reports 30 suspected cases of Omicron

At least 30 suspected cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 were reported in Balochistan's Kalat district during a diagnostic process, Geo News reported.

22 December 2021 01:00 PM IST

Singapore flag carrier to not accept new flight bookings under quarantine-free travel programme from today

After Singapore announced the freezing of new ticket sales for flights under quarantine-free travel programme amid Omicron concerns, the country's flag carrier on Wednesday said that it will stop accepting new bookings for all Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights into Singapore scheduled between December 22 and January 20, 2022.

22 December 2021 01:00 PM IST

Biden announces 500 mn free at-home Covid test kits to fight Omicron

Amid rising cases of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid, US President Joe Biden has announced 500 million free at-home test kits, even as he urged people to get vaccinated as well as take a booster shot.

22 December 2021 01:00 PM IST

COVID-19 compensation: Maha to give Rs 31.92 cr to kin of 6,385 victims

22 December 2021 01:00 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a meeting to review the COVID-19 related situation in the country tomorrow

22 December 2021 01:00 PM IST

Gurugram vaccinated both doses to it’s 100 % citizens against Covid-19

22 December 2021 01:00 PM IST

Israel imposes new restrictions amid Omicron surge

22 December 2021 09:14 AM IST

Bengaluru to achieve 100 pc COVID vaccination soon, says District Commissioner

Amid the Omicron scare, District Commissioner of Bengaluru Urban J Manjunath on Tuesday urged people not to panic and said that the district is going to achieve 100 per cent second dose COVID vaccination soon.

22 December 2021 09:14 AM IST

Biden unveils plan to deal with Omicron cases; rapid at-home COVID tests, more troops for hospitals

With COVID-19 cases again surging in the US because of the omicron variant, President Joe Biden unveiled new plans to increase support for hospitals, improving access to COVID-19 testing through hundreds of millions of rapid at-home tests and expanding the availability of vaccines that can reduce the risks from the Omicron variant.

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