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Published on: Sunday, December 19, 2021, 08:40 PM IST

LIVE COVID-19 Live Updates: 6 more Omicron cases in Maharashtra; India's tally crosses 150

Netherlands to go into lockdown due to 'fifth wave with Omicron'
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19 December 2021 08:40 PM IST

A 23-year-old Tanzania national studying at a university in Rajkot has tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid. He has been admitted to PDU hospital

19 December 2021 08:40 PM IST

The civic authorities said that none of the four people found with the variant at the Mumbai airport are residents of the city.

19 December 2021 08:40 PM IST

Six new cases of Omicron have been confirmed in Maharashtra, taking the tally to 54

Four patients were picked up during airport surveillance at the Mumbai airport, 1 from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation area and another from Pune rural, said authorities.

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19 December 2021 08:40 PM IST

Netherlands ‘going into lockdown again’ to curb omicron

Shopping streets in the Netherlands were closed and people's Christmas plans were in disarray as the country began a lockdown on Sunday aimed at limiting an expected COVID-19 surge caused by the rise of the Omicron variant.

19 December 2021 08:40 PM IST

UK health minister Sajid Javid said around 60% of all new Covid-19 cases in England are the fast-spreading Omicron variant

19 December 2021 08:40 PM IST

Iran has detected its first case of infection by the new omicron variant of the coronavirus, state TV reported Sunday.

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19 December 2021 08:40 PM IST

2 UK returnees found infected with Omicron in Gujarat; tally rises to 9

A 45-year-old NRI and a teenage boy, who recently arrived in Gujarat from the United Kingdom, have been found infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, officials said. With this, the total number of such cases in the state has gone up to nine.

19 December 2021 08:40 PM IST

Maha reports 854 new Covid cases, 11 deaths; Omicron tally rises to 48 in state

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 854 fresh coronavirus positive cases, including eight patients of the Omicron variant, the health department said. The latest additions pushed the tally of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra to 66,48,694 while 11 more patients succumbed to the viral infection, the health department said.

19 December 2021 04:39 PM IST

Booster 80% effective against severe Omicron: Report

A team of UK researchers has analysed the likely impact that a Covid booster shot will have on Omicron and says it could provide around 85 per cent protection against severe illness.

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19 December 2021 04:00 PM IST

India's Omicron count rises to 145

India's Omicron COVID count rose to 145 on Sunday after a 45-year-old NRI and a teenage boy, who recently arrived in Gujarat from the United Kingdom, tested positive for the variant.

19 December 2021 04:00 PM IST

2 Cambodians returning from US, France test positive for Omicron

Two Cambodian nationals returning from the US and France have tested positive for the Omicron Covid-19 variant, bringing the total number of such cases in the southeast Asian nation to four, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement on Sunday.

19 December 2021 03:15 PM IST

New Zealand detects 5 new Omicron cases at border

New Zealand has detected five more Omicron cases in international arrivals, taking the country's total infections caused by the new Covid-19 variant to 13, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Sunday.

19 December 2021 03:15 PM IST

Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 9.14 million Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 9,143,184 cases as of late Saturday evening, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

19 December 2021 03:15 PM IST

Delhi govt to hold review meet on Monday amid rising cases of Omicron variant

In view of increasing cases of COVID-19's Omicron variant in the city, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority along with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other important officials of the government will hold a review meeting on Monday at 11.30 am, said an official notification by DDMA.

19 December 2021 02:01 PM IST

Two media persons covering Ashes test positive for COVID-19

Two members of the media, covering the second Ashes Test, have tested positive for COVID-19, creating panic among the visiting British journalists on the fourth day of the game, here Sunday.

19 December 2021 02:01 PM IST

India's COVID vaccination coverage crosses 137.46 cr

In the ongoing nationwide COVID vaccination drive, India has administered 1,37,46,13,252 vaccine doses so far, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.

19 December 2021 01:17 PM IST

2 UK returnees found infected with Omicron in Gujarat; tally rises to 9

A 45-year-old NRI and a teenage boy, who recently arrived in Gujarat from the United Kingdom, have been found infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, officials said on Sunday.

19 December 2021 01:17 PM IST

Cyprus imposes further curbs on travellers from UK

Cyprus has imposed additional new restrictions on travellers from the UK after the latter country has reported a rapid spread of cases related to the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the Health Ministry in Nicosia said in a statement.

19 December 2021 11:24 AM IST

India adds 7,081 more Covid cases, 264 deaths

As many as 7,081 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours while 264 succumbed to the virus in the same period, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. The new fatalities have mounted the death toll to 4,77,422.

19 December 2021 09:29 AM IST

Covid-19 wards reopen as cases surge in Lucknow

With a sudden surge in Covid cases in Lucknow, the district administration has directed all government district hospitals and government aided medical education institutes to activate Covid wards from Sunday onwards.

19 December 2021 09:29 AM IST

Netherlands to go into lockdown due to 'fifth wave with Omicron'

The Dutch government announced a stricter lockdown on Saturday out of fear for the rise of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country.

19 December 2021 09:29 AM IST

Washington state Senator Doug Ericksen dies after COVID battle

Washington state Senator Doug Ericksen, a staunch conservative, has died at age 52.

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