Covid 19

India records 8,954 new corona cases on last 24 hours, 267 died

New Delhi: India recorded 8,954 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 267 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday, the country saw a total of 10,207 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 98.35 per cent which is the highest since March 2020 and total recoveries data reached to 3,40,28,506.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have declined to 99,023, the ministry data showed today.

New Covid variant, ‘Omicron’ which has been declared as a variant of concern by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised concerns across the globe. The variant was first detected in South Africa earlier this month. Since then, the new strain has already been detected in several European countries . ‘Omicron’ is said to be much more infectious than the Delta variant.

Arrivals “Smooth”, Says Delhi Airport As New Rules Over Omicron Begin

The Delhi airport tweeted this morning that operations for international arrivals from “at-risk” countries are running smooth as fresh travel guidelines for new Covid variant, Omicron, kicked in last night.

The variant, first detected in South Africa, poses a “very high” risk globally, the World Health Organization has warned, setting off alarm bells across the world.

7-Day Institutional Quarantine For Fliers From ‘At-Risk’ Nations In Maharashtra

The state government said that travel guidelines issued by the Centre on November 28 in view of ‘Omicron’, the new strain of Covid that has been designated a variant of concern, will act as “minimum restrictions”.

Covid vaccination for children

The Interim Phase II, III clinical trial data of COVAXIN on Healthy Volunteers aged 2 to 18 years submitted by Bharat Biotech was deliberated in the meeting of the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on August 28 and October 11, informed Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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