Two cases of Omicron variant reported in India, both in Karnataka, says Union Health Ministry
Maharashtra mandates 7-day institutional quarantine for people arriving from 'ultra-risk' countries
In wake of the threat posed by the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Maharashtra has issued revised guidelines that mandate passengers arriving from 'ultra risk' countries undergo institutional quarantine.
All 477 people who travelled from 11 countries to Tamil Nadu test negative for Omicron.
UK approves use of GlaxoSmithKline monoclonal antibody to treat COVID-19
British regulators approve GlaxoSmithKline drug sotrovimab to treat those at high risk of developing severe Covid-19 symptoms, with the manufacturer saying it "retains activity" against the new Omicron variant
New Omicron cases in South Africa double in a day
US reports first case of omicron variant in returning traveller
The US recorded its first confirmed case of the omicron variant on Wednesday - in a vaccinated traveller who returned to California after a trip to South Africa.
145 new COVID-19 cases in Thane district, 2 deaths
With the addition of 145 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 5,69,476, an official said on Thursday.
Third case of COVID Omicron strain confirmed in Spain
The third case of infection with the new strain of COVID-19, Omicron, has been confirmed in Spain - in the Balearic Islands, health authorities said.
India reports 9,765 new cases, 477 deaths and 8,548 recoveries in the last 24 hours
Active caseload currently stands at 99,763
Ireland reports first case of Omicron variant
Ireland has detected its first case of the Omicron coronavirus variant, said the country's Department of Health.
Brazil reports third case of coronavirus variant Omicron
Brazil has reported its third case of Covid-19 variant Omicron, after a Brazilian national who arrived from eastern Africa over the weekend tested positive.
Mumbai: 3 international arrivals test COVID-19 positive, samples sent for genome sequencing and 'S' gene test
Three more international travellers have tested Covid-19 positive, following which their samples have been sent for genome sequencing and the ‘S’ gene test.