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Latest Articles in Omicron

Global Rise In COVID Cases Is 'Tip Of The Iceberg': WHO

After more than a month of decline, COVID cases started to increase around the world last week, the WHO said, with lockdowns in Asia and China's Jilin province battling to contain an outbreak

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Global Rise In Covid Cases Is 'Tip Of The Iceberg': WHO

A combination of factors is causing the increases, including the highly transmissible Omicron variant and its BA.2 sublineage, and the lifting of public health and social measures

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Omicron Survives Much Longer On Plastic, Skin Than Earlier COVID-19 Variants: Study

The yet-to-be peer-reviewed study, posted recently on the preprint repository BioRxiv, found that the Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Omicron variants exhibited more than two-fold longer survival on plastic and skin surfaces, than the Wuhan strain.

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Pfizer Starts Testing Omicron Matched COVID-19 Shots In Adults

We recognise the need to be prepared in the event this protection wanes over time and to potentially help address omicron and new variants in the future, Kathrin Jansen, Pfizer's vaccine research chief, said in a statement.

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India's Omicron Wave May Intensify In Coming Weeks: Experts

But weekly positivity rates have risen to 17.03% in the week to Jan. 24, from about 0.63% Dec. 27, led by the highly-transmissible Omicron variant.

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Sputnik V Demonstrates Strong Protection Against Omicron: Study

The study was conducted in Spallanzani Institute in the equal laboratory conditions at the Italian Spallanzani Institute on comparable groups of sera from individuals vaccinated with Sputnik V and Pfizer.

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Decoding Stagflation In India

According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), an independent think tank, the unemployment rate in the country rose up to nearly 8 per cent in December.

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India Reports Over 2.80 Lakh New Cases, Cumulative Vaccination Coverage Exceeds 158.88 Cr

India’s active caseload is presently at 18,31,000 which constitute 4.83 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the ministry said.

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Is Third Wave Another Roadblock For FMCG Sector?

According to the experts, the trends show that the rate of hospitalisation is limited in the third wave of Coronavirus and this could play an important role in consumers continuing their purchases normally.

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India Reports Neary 2.5 Lakh Cases In Last 24 Hours, Recovery Rate At 95.59%

The weekly positivity rate in the country currently stands at 10.80 per cent and the daily positivity rate is also at 13.11 per cent.

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India Reports 1,94,720 new cases, Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Exceeds 153.80 Cr

The daily positivity rate is at 11.05 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate in the country currently stands at 9.82 per cent, according to the ministry.

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Delhi Restaurants Owners Unhappy Over Suspension Of Dine-in Facilities

Manpreet Singh, treasurer of the National Restaurants Association of India (NRAI), said restaurants and bars have not yet fully recovered from the setbacks of the previous lockdowns and these fresh restrictions will only worsen things.

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DDMA Directs Work From Home, All Private Offices To Be Close In Delhi

The government informed that all the private offices which were till now operating with 50 per cent occupancy need to follow work from home.

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India Reports 1,68,063 New Cases, Omicron Tally Reaches 4,461

A total of 69,959 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients is now at 3,45,70,131

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Indian MSMEs: COVID-19 Horror Is Alive And Kicking

According to the survey by the Consortium of Indian Associations (CIA), about 73 per cent of SMEs could not make a profit during the last fiscal year (FY) 2021. The survey covered over 81,000 self-employed individuals and Indian SMEs last year.

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