COVID-19 Live updates: Gujarat's first Omicron case detected in Jamnagar

04:51 PM Dec 04, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Delhi Police directs personnel to be prepared for Omicron

Amid rising concerns over 'Omicron', the new variant of COVID-19, the Delhi Police has instructed its personnel and their family members to get fully vaccinated, besides following COVID-19 appropriate behaviour, officials said on Saturday.

Mumbai civic body mandates 7-day home quarantine of returnees from high-risk countries

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has mandated seven-day home quarantine of the passengers arriving in the city from high-risk countries amid global concerns over the Omicron variant of coronavirus.


No evidence to suggest if Omicron more severe than other variants: Singapore

As the Omicron variant has been detected in several countries, Singapore's Ministry of Health said that there is no evidence yet to suggest if the Omicron variant is more severe than other variants.


Gujarat's first Omicron case detected in Jamnagar

Gujarat on Saturday registered first Omicron case after a Zimbabwe resident, who arrived in Jamnagar, was found infected with Covid-19's new mutant.

Robbery on pretext of giving Omicron vaccine in Karnataka; 2 in custody

Karnataka police have taken two persons into custody in connection with a theft, in which robbers entered the house on pretext of administering jab for Omicron and looted gold jewellery in Bengaluru.

Russia confirms 32,974 new COVID-19 cases over past 24 hours

Russia has confirmed 32,974 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 9,769,011, the federal response center said on Saturday.

Tunisia confirms first case of Omicron variant infection

A 23-year-old man from a sub-Saharan African country has been confirmed as Tunisia's first case of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the country's Health Minister Ali Mrabet said on Friday.

Novel test identifies antibody effectiveness against Delta, Omicron

A team of researchers has devised a test that could measure patient immunity against multiple Covid-19 variants such as Omicron and Delta at once and inform which synthetic monoclonal antibody to use for treatments. (IANS)

More than half of Omicron cases in UK were double vaccinated

More than half of those infected with the Omicron coronavirus variant in England were double jabbed, health officials have said, as the number of cases detected in the UK continues to rise sharply, The Guardian reported.

BCCI postpones four T20 matches planned in South Africa tour amid fear of Omicron

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah on Saturday announced that India would tour South Africa for three-Test and three ODIs, while the originally planned four T20Is will now be played later.

Cambodia, Philippines pledge broad cooperation in post-Covid era

Cambodia and the Philippines have pledged to broaden their cooperation in various fields during the post-Covid-19 era for mutual benefits, the Cambodian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

12 Omicron suspects in Delhi, genome sequencing awaited: Minister

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that total 12 patients are suspected of carrying Omicron variant of the coronavirus so far in the national capital. He said that all have been admitted in the isolation ward of the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.

COVID-19: Omicron variant more likely to cause reinfection than beta or delta, says study

Over 21.38 cr unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses available with States, UTs

More than 21.38 crore balance and unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the States and Union Territories (UTs) to be administered, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.

The ministry also informed that more than 138 crore vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories (UTs) so far. (ANI)

Kerala teachers, non-teaching staff given a week's time to get jabbed

Kerala Education Minister V. Sivankutty who has been speaking tough of strong action against those government teachers who are yet to take Covid vaccine, appears to have yielded results as just 1,707 more teachers and non-teaching staff are left to be jabbed, said the Minister on Saturday. (IANS)

Madurai to ban entry of unvaccinated people in hotels, malls, other public places

In an effort to increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage, the Madurai district administration has said that unvaccinated people will not be allowed to enter public places like hotels, shopping malls and other commercial establishments after one week. (ANI)

India reports 8,603 new cases,415 deaths and 8,190 recoveries in the last 24 hours; Active caseload currently stands at 99,974

Omicron variant: Former Puducherry CM requests PM Modi to allow booster dose for fully vaccinated

Former Chief Minister of Puducherry, V Narayanasamy has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow booster dose for people jabbed with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Allow booster dose for healthcare, front line workers, writes Telangana Health Minister to Union Health Ministry

Telangana Health Minister T Harish Rao on Friday wrote to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to reduce the gap between the two doses of Covishield and allow booster dose for frontline workers in view of emerging COVID-19 variants. (ANI)

Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 1.8 mn

Canada reported 2,538 new Covid cases on Friday afternoon, raising the cumulative total to 1,801,405 cases with 29,747 deaths, according to CTV.

Ontario, the most populous province with 14 million residents in Canada, reported 1,031 new cases and four deaths, Xinhua news agency reported.

Omicron will impact int'l tourist footfalls to Goa, says Minister

The emergence of the new Covid variant Omicron will impact international tourist footfalls in Goa, the state's Ports Minister Michael Lobo has said.

Lobo, who runs a chain of tourism related businesses in the state, on Friday also said that Goa would have to adopt a 'wait and watch' approach before deciding its next course of action in the tourism sector.

Chinese mainland reports 75 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 75 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its report on Saturday.

UK records more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases

Britain registered 50,584 new Covid-19 infections bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,379,647, according to official figures released on Friday.

Bengaluru doctor infected with Omicron doing fine

The Bengaluru based anesthesiologist doctor, one among the first two persons to be detected with the new Covid-19 variant 'Omicron' in the country is doing fine now. His primary contacts are his wife, an ophthalmologist; daughter and another doctor who is also an ophthalmologist, are also recovering well, according to sources in the health department. (IANS)

Chinese mainland reports 75 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 75 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its report on Saturday.

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