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Omicron infection turbo-charges vaccinated people’s immunity: Report

The data comes as omicron continue to fuel outbreaks around the world, most notably in China, where residents of Shanghai have endured almost six weeks of lockdown.
Omicron infection turbo-charges vaccinated people’s immunity: Report(Representational Image / REUTERS)
Omicron infection turbo-charges vaccinated people’s immunity: Report(Representational Image / REUTERS)
Published on May 16, 2022 10:46 AM IST
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China censors online debate on its zero-Covid policy after WHO criticism

  • China is the last major economy glued to a zero-Covid policy and enforces some of the most stringent virus controls anywhere in the world.
A woman wearing a face mask and a face shield walks down a sidewalk, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Beijing.(REUTERS)
A woman wearing a face mask and a face shield walks down a sidewalk, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Beijing.(REUTERS)
Published on May 11, 2022 07:03 PM IST
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Pakistan reports 1st case of Covid-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1: Report

  • Meanwhile, Pakistan reported 64 new infections in the past 24 hours, pushing the overall tally of infections to 1,528,800.
This new sub-variant is causing an increasing number of cases in different countries, said the National Institute of Health (NIH) in a statement, reported ARY News.(Representational Image / REUTERS)
This new sub-variant is causing an increasing number of cases in different countries, said the National Institute of Health (NIH) in a statement, reported ARY News.(Representational Image / REUTERS)
Published on May 10, 2022 06:03 AM IST
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South Africa Covid positivity rate nears record amid Omicron spread

South Africa’s daily coronavirus test positivity rate neared a record, rising above 30% on Saturday for the first time in almost five months as two sublineages of the omicron variant spread rapidly ahead of the nation’s winter season.
A man walks past a mural by Senzart911 that shows people wearing facemasks at Soweto's Kliptown, South Africa.(Reuters)
A man walks past a mural by Senzart911 that shows people wearing facemasks at Soweto's Kliptown, South Africa.(Reuters)
Published on May 08, 2022 05:51 AM IST
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Carnival cruise ship passengers complain of high number of Covid-19 cases

Carnival didn’t say how many people were infected with Covid-19 on the Carnival Spirit cruise ship, which docked in Seattle and has a capacity of more than 2,000 passengers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into the situation
Carnival cruise ship passengers complain of high number of Covid-19 cases (Twitter/JBNAVictoria)
Carnival cruise ship passengers complain of high number of Covid-19 cases (Twitter/JBNAVictoria)
Updated on May 06, 2022 09:25 AM IST
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