New Omicron Variant Detected, Health Ministry Reviews COVID Situation

With Diwali around the corner and the COVID menace apparently rearing its head again with Omicron’s BQ.1 variant, the Union minister of health and family welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, chaired a meeting on the pandemic situation in the country.

Pre-Diwali COVID Scare: Omicron’s BQ.1 Subvariant Detected in Pune

In a major health scare, the first case of Omicron’s BQ.1 subvariant was detected in Pune on Monday.

UP Polls: In Mathura, Peda Makers, Patrons Want Dash Of ‘Saffron’, Milk Crime-Free Trade

MATHURA/VRINDAVAN: Ambling into the winding lanes of Chowk Bazar in Mathura — the land of Krishna Janmbhoomi — the team of The New Indian reaches the factory where aroma of boiling milk, saffron, cardamom greets with hundreds of halwais squatted before the flames. In a few hours, as milk turns into khoya, which further becomes

One Month Old Baby Beats COVID; Discharged From Hospital

NEW DELHI: A one month old COVID positive baby, admitted to Moolchand hospital in Delhi, has been discharged after recovering from the infection. The infant was brought with an ear infection and tested positive on admission. The hospital tweeted  on January 14 that “Covis-19 Update: One month old baby, came with ear infection and tested

Places With International Migration, Large Water Bodies Make For Covid-19 Hotspots In India, Says IIT (Mandi) Study

SHIMLA: As the threat of yet another wave of rapid spread of Covid-19 cases looms large over the country, a group of research scholars from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, have come up with some significant findings that map the spread of the virus in specific areas. According to these researchers, the spread

Himachal Govt Intent On Strict Enforcement Of RTE Act; Pvt Schools Asked To Fall In Line

SHIMLA: The Himachal government will take strict action against private schools that fail to admit children belonging to  the weaker and underprivileged sections of the society as laid down by the RTE (Right to Education) Act. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has written to the Director of Primary Education on the issue,

Omicron Alone Crosses 2K, Fear Intensifies Jab Drive For Teens

NEW DELHI/HIMACHAL PRADESH: India’s Omicron tally went past the 2000-mark on Tuesday with 153 more cases taking the total number of patients to 2,043. The variant is now spread across 24 states and UTs in the country with fresh cases being recorded in Meghalaya, taking the final tally of fresh Covid cases to 58,097. This

‘COVAXIN Shows Better Antibody Response In Children Aged Between 2-18 Years Than Adults’

NEW DELHI: Bharat Biotech International Limited confirms that COVAXIN successfully conducted the stage II/III study on children. The trials have proven to be safe, well tolerated and immunogenic among children. COVAXIN trails show even better response in children aged between 2-18 years than adults. Bharat Biotech conducted the phase II/III multicenter studies to evaluate the

Rising Covid Infections A Concern For States, Is The Third Wave Inevitable?

NEW DELHI: Amid new variants like Omicron and Delmicron, COVID cases have increased sharply this past week. India daily COVID cases have seen a sharp 45% spike on Wednesday. Especially in major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata. COVID restrictions have also been imposed in some of the states. A total of 9,195 new cases were

Amid Rising COVID Cases In The Country, India Approves Two New Vaccines And One Anti-Covid Pill 

NEW DELHI: Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday announced that the Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) panel granted emergency use approval to the Anti-Covid pill Molnupiravir. The health Minister said that 13 drug manufacturers in India will be making this drug domestically including Dr. Reddy Laboratories, Cipla and Natco. Molnupiravir has already