World  /  Published 12.05.22

Covid: N.Korea reports first outbreak

North Korea confirmed its first Covid -19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the "gravest national emergency" and ordering a national lockdown, with state media reporting an Omicron variant ha...
By Reuters in Seoul

World  /  Published 05.05.22

Study predicts Omicron's severity

Omicron may be intrinsically as severe as previous coronavirus variants, according to a US study which contradicts assumptions that the strain was more transmissible but less severe. The yet-to-be-pu...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Washington

News  /  Published 05.05.22

Hospitals in Kolkata saddled with Covid medicines of no use

Many hospitals in Kolkata are left with huge stocks of monoclonal antibody cocktail therapy drugs for Covid and personal protective equipment (PPE) suits, which are of little use now. The cocktail of...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

World  /  Published 26.04.22

Beijing stocks up as Covid looms large

Families in Beijing rushed to stock up on food. Supermarkets stayed open late. Residents endured long lines for mandatory testing. China’s stock markets plunged. A fresh coronavirus outbreak in...
By Keith Bradsher, Chris Buckley in Beijing

News  /  Published 20.04.22

Another Covid wave unlikely, new variants may cause sporadic hike in cases

Even as genome scientists analyse the role of recombinant coronavirus variants in the recent increase in Covid cases in parts of India, senior public health experts and doctors have opined that the in...
By The Plurals News Network in Kolkata


India  /  Published 19.04.22

India's Covid toll unclear

How many people died of Covid-19 in India? Is it 521,965, the latest figure published by the government that it firmly insists is right? Or is it anywhere between 3 million and 5 million as calculated...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.04.22

Omicron XE: Should we be worried?

It seems every few weeks we hear about a new COVID variant, and it's hard to know how concerned we ought to be. A recombinant variant has emerged, dubbed Omicron XE , which is the result of t...
By Paul Griffin in Queensland

India  /  Published 09.04.22

Gujarat logs first XE case

Gujarat reported its first case of XE, a sub-variant of Omicron, after a man from Mumbai tested positive for COVID-19 during his visit to Vadodara, an official said on Saturday. The man had tested po...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Ahmedabad

World  /  Published 08.04.22

XE unlikely to spread pandemic: expert

The latest coronavirus variant dubbed Omicron XE is more contagious than previous ones, but it is unlikely to cause a new wave of the pandemic, a top Russian expert has said. The World Health Organis...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Moscow

India  /  Published 06.04.22

Covid: XE case in Mumbai

The first case of XE, a more transmissible Covid-19 variant, was detected in Mumbai on Wednesday, a civic health official said. The patient, a 50-year-old woman, is fully vaccinated against the virus...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Mumbai


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