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UK Covid variant: 13 more test positive in India, total now at 71 – india news

With 13 more people testing positive for the new UK variant of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the total number of UK returnees having tested positive for the mutant virus in the country has reached 71, the Centre has announced. The results are based on the genome sequencing of positive samples released by the Indian Sars-CoV-2 Genomics ...

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New virus variant a threat to the young – editorials

According to Unicef, over 460 million children have been unable to access remote learning tools last year. The harms extend to their health too. Disruptions in health services in lower- and middle-income countries could contribute an additional two million under-five deaths. editorials Updated: Jan 04, 2021, 21:13 IST A young woman wearing a protective mask in the wake of novel ...

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Vaccines may not work on South African coronavirus variant: UK scientists – world news

Scientists are not fully confident that Covid-19 vaccines will work on a new variant of the coronavirus found in South Africa, ITV’s political editor said on Monday, citing an unidentified scientific adviser to the British government. Both Britain and South Africa have discovered new, more infectious variants in the coronavirus in recent weeks that have driven a surge in cases. ...

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‘Big question mark’: UK scientist on Covid-19 vaccine efficacy against South African variant – world news

As the United Kingdom on Monday rolled out the second vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), a leading Oxford scientist said that there was a “big question mark” around the effectiveness of vaccines on the South African variant of SARS-CoV-2. The new Covid-19 strain, named 20C/501Y.V2, has caused a rapid surge in the coronavirus cases in South Africa and two ...

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More possibility of whole viron inactivated Covaxin working against the new UK variant of Sars-Cov-2, says DG-ICMR – india news

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)’s director general Dr Balram Bhargava, secretary of the department of health research, talks about Covaxin, Bharat Biotech International Limited’s vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) that has been developed in collaboration with ICMR, receiving approval from India’s drug regulator for restricted use in an emergency situation. Edited excerpts from an interview: Ques: Two vaccines ...

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Amid vaccine hopes, UK variant of coronavirus continues to spread in 2021 – world news

Even as people hoped for a positive start to the New Year on the vaccine front, the UK reported a new coronavirus variant at the end of 2020 which plunged England into a hard lockdown yet again and dampened hopes on the vaccine front. The variant has reportedly spread to more than 30 countries across the world with Vietnam being the ...

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California announces first confirmed case of new Covid-19 variant – world news

California on Wednesday announced its first confirmed case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus, the second case documented in the United States in a day. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the infection found in Southern California during an online conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “I don’t ...

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Tripura to procure sequencing machine to test new Covid-19 variant – india news

As the new UK variant genome of Sars-Cov-2 virus made its entrance into India by affecting six UK returnees, Tripura decided to procure sequencing machines to identify whether the variant has affected anyone in the state. A total of 3,317 international passengers were found infected with Covid-19. Of the total, 114 have returned from the United Kingdom. “The health department ...

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Covid-19: 18 UK returnees to Kerala test positive, samples sent to NIV Pune for studying variant – india news

Eighteen people who have returned to Kerala from the UK have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), health minister KK Shailja confirmed on Tuesday and said the government has made arrangements for their quarantine at home. In order to test and analyse the Covid-19 strain, the Kerala government has sent samples of eight people who have tested positive for the ...

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British coronavirus variant found in two people in Norway: Report – world news

The new variant of the coronavirus circulating in Britain has been detected in two people who came to Norway from the country, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health said on Sunday. The travellers, who were not identified, came to Norway earlier in December and health workers will follow up with their close contacts, it said. Norway imposed travel restrictions earlier ...

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