• Chile reports first case of Omicron variant(05:56)

    Santiago, Dec 5 (IANS) Chile has reported its first case of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus after confirming that the case was discovered in a person entering the country from Ghana on November 25.

Zambia confirms presence of Omicron Covid-19 variant
Turkey confirms 20,374 daily Covid-19 cases
UK records another 42,848 coronavirus cases
  • UK records another 42,848 coronavirus cases(00:52)

    London, Dec 5 (IANS) The UK registered 42,848 new Covid-19 infections bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,421,104, according to official figures released Saturday.

J&K LG reviews Covid situation
  • J&K LG reviews Covid situation(23:16)

    Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday reviewed the Covid-19 situation in J&K and discussed the preventive measures to be implemented against the emerging scenario.

Relief for coastal Andhra as cyclonic storm 'Jawad' weakens
  • Relief for coastal Andhra as cyclonic storm 'Jawad' weakens(22:54)

    Visakhapatnam, Dec 4 (IANS) People in north coastal Andhra Pradesh heaved a sigh of relief on Saturday as the cyclonic storm 'Jawad' over west-central Bay of Bengal weakened into deep depression and headed towards Odisha coast after changing its course.

Upasana adopts pair of Asiatic lions at Hyderabad Zoo
'Snakebite-caused disability major concern'
  • 'Snakebite-caused disability major concern'(21:52)

    New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale has said around 58,000 people die every year in India due to snakebite, adding "this grave issue needs special emphasis from the government".

K'taka opposes declaring Western Ghats 'Eco-Sensitive Zone'
Missing South Africans traced; K'taka health dept heaves sigh of relief
Delhi: Pregnant women to get free treatment for Hepatitis B, C
Omicron enters Maharashtra via Delhi as Thane man tests positive (Ld)
  • Omicron enters Maharashtra via Delhi as Thane man tests positive (Ld)(20:38)

    Thane (Maharashtra), Dec 4 (IANS) Confirming the state's worst fears, the first case of the Covid-19 variant Omicron has been detected in Maharashtra after a 33-year-old man -- who flew down from South Africa to Mumbai via Dubai and New Delhi -- tested positive, an official said here on Saturday.

Omicron enters Maharashtra via Delhi as Thane man tests positive
  • Omicron enters Maharashtra via Delhi as Thane man tests positive(20:16)

    Thane (Maharashtra), Dec 4 (IANS) The first case of the Covid-19 variant Omicron has been detected in Maharashtra after a 33-year-old man, who arrived in Mumbai from South Africa via New Delhi, tested positive for the latest variant, an official said here on Saturday.

Bengal govt on alert even as cyclone Jawad weakens
  • Bengal govt on alert even as cyclone Jawad weakens(19:16)

    Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) The West Bengal government is not taking any chances even as cyclonic storm Jawad -- gradually losing its strength, is likely to enter Bangladesh touching Sundarbans without making a landfall, an official said on Saturday.

Omicron effect: Cluster declaration if 3 Covid cases are found, says K'taka CM
  • Omicron effect: Cluster declaration if 3 Covid cases are found, says K'taka CM(19:08)

    Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Taking tough measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 and guard against its latest variant Omicron, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday that any place with three or more Covid cases would be declared a cluster. Earlier, the minimum requirement was 10 cases.

Omicron fears: BMC clamps stringent home isolation norms
  • Omicron fears: BMC clamps stringent home isolation norms(18:23)

    Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) With Omicron cases getting detected in the two adjoining states of Karnataka and Gujarat this week, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has introduced a set of stringent home quarantine norms, which include five calls a day and visits by medical teams with ambulance.

Man boards DTC bus, passes away in sleep
Scientists developing chewing gum that could reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission
S Korea reports suspected cases of highly pathogenic bird flu at egg farm
Elevated heart rate may up dementia risk among older
6 high Covid reporting states told to curb infection, fatality
Wary of community spread of Omicron, US urges more vaccinations
  • Wary of community spread of Omicron, US urges more vaccinations(15:52)

    New York, Dec 4 (IANS) With cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant reported in several states from New York to Hawaii, US health officials have said that community spread is inevitable, and more vaccinations will play a pivotal role in keeping the virus at bay.

US state Louisiana reports its 1st possible Omicron case
Gujarat's first Omicron case detected in Jamnagar