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‘Omicron in community transmission stage in India’

New Delhi | The new Covid variant Omicron has reached in community transmission level in India, said Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG) on Sunday. “Omicron is now in community transmission stage in India and has become dominant in multiple metros, where new cases have been rising exponentially”, said INSACOG in its recent bulletin published […]

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Defer vaccination, including boosters, by 3 months in Covid positive cases: Ministry

New Delhi | The Health Ministry has asked the states and UTs to defer vaccination, including the precaution dose, by three months if the beneficiary tests positive. “In case of individuals having lab test proven SARS-2 Covid-19 illness, all Covid vaccinations including precaution dose to be deferred by three months after recovery”, said Vikas Sheel, Additional […]

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Omicron patients below 60 years can take paracetamol: Expert

New Delhi | People below 60 years of age with no comorbidities, infected by the Omicron variant of Covid-19, can begin their treatment with paracetamol, Dr Shashank Joshi, member of Maharashtra’s Covid task force, said. In the latest episode of online show Health4All by Heal Foundation, Joshi, an endocrinologist at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, said that […]

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Omicron to peak in India by Feb 15, may spell end of 3rd wave: Experts

New Delhi | Most of India will see a peak in Omicron cases by mid February, health experts said on Tuesday. Speaking to IANS, Dr Shashank Joshi, member of Covid-19 Maharashtra State Task Force noted that Omicron has followed the South African pattern in the case of both Mumbai and Delhi. “It’s a very rapidly progressive […]

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Long Covid in Indians four times more post second wave: Experts

New Delhi | People infected in the second wave of Covid have experienced four times more long Covid conditions than those from the first wave, said experts here on Tuesday. Weakness, fatigue, joint pain, mental fogginess, and myocarditis are some of the most commonly reported long Covid complications. According to doctors at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New […]