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Washington/UNI: The United States and  Australia have issued official orders restricting travel from South Africa amid the growing concerns of the new Covid-19 Omicron variant. more
WHO classifies new COVID strain as 'variant of concern', names it 'Omicron'

Geneva/JEN: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday declared the recently-detected B.1.1.529 strain of COVID-19 as a variant of concern and named it as Omicron.

Belgium detects Europe's first case of new COVID variant

Brussels/JEN: Belgium on Friday detected its first case of the new variant of COVID-19, which also marks the first infection in Europe, media reports said.

COVID-19: European infection spike confirmed, vaccine advice for kids

New York: COVID-19 cases have increased in the last week with 3.6 million infections reported globally, as opposed to the 3.3 million over the previous seven days, the World Health Organi ...

WHO updates guidelines on COVID-related organ inflammation in children

New York: Children who have developed organ inflammation linked to COVID-19 infection should be given steroid treatment in hospital, the World Health Organization, (WHO), said on Tuesday. ...

Three billion people cannot afford a healthy diet, says UN agriculture agency

New York: Approximately three billion people, almost 40 per cent of the world’s population, cannot afford a healthy diet and another one billion people would join their ranks should ...

Two doses of India-made Covaxin is 50 percent effective against symptomatic COVID-19: Study

New Delhi: The first real-world assessment of BBV152, a COVID-19 vaccine developed in India, known as Covaxin in the country, suggests that two vaccine doses result in 50 percent effectiv ...

Australia surpasses 200,000 total Covid-19 cases amid battle against 3rd wave

Canberra/UNI/Xinhua: Australia has reported its most coronavirus deaths in almost a month as the country surpassed 200,000 confirmed cases amid the battle against the third wave of infect ...

Bangladesh registers two fresh COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

Dhaka: Bangladesh registered two fresh deaths due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, media reports said  Sunday.

COVID-19 surge: Austria imposes lockdown despite protests

Vienna: Austria, a nation which is witnessing a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases, returned to full lockdown amid protests against the measures on Monday.