Covid-19: Omicron is dominant variant in country, says Mansukh Mandaviya

The Union Health Ministry continues to provide support to states and UTs to enhance preparedness and response capacities against COVID-19. Omicron variant is the dominant variant in the country presently and the current surge of COVID-19 cases in the country is showing a sustained declining trend since January 21, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed … Read more

Covid-19: As home isolation cases surge, Mansukh Mandaviya directs states, UTs to bolster teleconsultations

State health ministers who joined the high-level review meeting included Anil Vij from Haryana and Uttarakhand’s Dhan Singh Rawat. In view of a substantial number of COVID-19 patients recuperating in home isolation, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday asked states to focus on expanding the reach of teleconsultation services to provide timely healthcare. He … Read more

Covid-19: Airlines face demand dip amid Omicron surge, IndiGo waives rescheduling fee

Data showed that domestic air passenger traffic has been declining for two weeks when fresh Covid-19 cases first started surging and states began to impose curbs. Airlines have been forced to rework their domestic schedules and even cancel several flights as the latest surge in India’s Covid-19 caseload has led to a demand for air … Read more

Two years of coronavirus: COVID-19 vaccines, Omicron, treatment and everything we know

To understand where we stand in our fight against coronavirus and Omicron two years on, Financial Express Online spoke to several doctors. Two years of COVID-19: It has been two years since the coronavirus emerged, and since then, the way the world functions has been changed. Masks, sanitisers and gloves have become a part of … Read more

Covid-19: Centre asks 19 states, UTs to ramp up testing to identify cases, restrict spread

A decline of over 50 per cent has been seen in testing in Arunachal Pradesh (68 per cent), Assam (58 per cent) and Nagaland (52 per cent), it noted. The Centre on Thursday urged 19 states and union territories to ramp up Covid testing “in a big way” to identify cases promptly and restrict its … Read more

Covid-19: Centre rings alarm over breakthrough cases as Omicron evades vaccine-induced immunity — Here’s latest advisory

Dr VK Paul, chief of India’s Covid-19 task force, warned that Omicron had a higher risk of transmission within households when compared against the Delta variant. At least 90% of all patients infected by the highly transmissible Omicron variant were fully vaccinated, a Union Health Ministry analysis of 183 cases showed. Sharing the results, the … Read more