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India has new Covid sub-variant of Omicron, may be alarming: Israeli expert

New Delhi | About 10 states in India have detected a new sub-variant of Omicron BA.2.75, which may be “alarming” in nature, according to an Israeli expert on Sunday. However, the Indian Health Ministry is yet to officially confirm the detection of the sub-variant in the country. In a series of Tweets, Dr. Shay Fleishon, […]

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First case of Covid’s BA.4, BA.5 variants confirmed in India

New Delhi | The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) on Sunday confirmed the first case of BA.4 and BA.5 variants of Covid-19 in India. “A-19-year-old female in Tamil Nadu has been found infected with the BA.4 variant of SARS-CoV-2,” said INSACOG in a statement, adding that the patient has shown only mild clinical symptoms and has […]

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India objects to methodology adopted by WHO to project ‘excess mortality estimates’

New Delhi | India has been consistently objecting to the methodology adopted by the WHO to project excess mortality estimates based on mathematical models, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. “Despite India’s objection to the process, methodology, and outcome of this modelling exercise, the WHO has released the excess mortality estimates without adequately addressing India’s […]