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Canada to allow travellers vaccinated with Covaxin from today

According to the government statement, “fully vaccinated individuals with right of entry to Canada who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada will not have to present a pre-entry molecular test.”
Apart from Bharat Biotech, Canada has also approved China's Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines against Covid-19.(AFP file photo)
Apart from Bharat Biotech, Canada has also approved China's Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines against Covid-19.(AFP file photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 06:33 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

From Pfizer to Moderna: What vaccine makers are saying about omicron jabs

As omicron cases are being reported throughout the world, vaccine makers have said they are working on jabs that could tackle the new strain.
The Omicron variant is slowly emerging in countries around the world.(AFP Photo)
The Omicron variant is slowly emerging in countries around the world.(AFP Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 06:06 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

US CDC says all adults should get Covid-19 booster shots

The announcement came after President Joe Biden on Monday called for wider vaccination to curb the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, which was first detected in southern Africa.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (File Photo / REUTERS)
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 05:45 AM IST
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Kejriwal hands 1 cr aid to Covid warrior’s family

The Delhi CM met the family of an EDMC employee who succumbed after being infected while on Covid-19 duty.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Covid warrior's family (twitter.com/ArvindKejriwal)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Covid warrior's family (twitter.com/ArvindKejriwal)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 02:45 AM IST
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Govt prepared for rise in cases, says Sisodia after DDMA meet

According to officials, all passengers arriving in Delhi from ‘at-risk’ countries will need to take an RT-PCR test when they arrive at the airport and will have to quarantine at home for at least eight days even if their samples return negative.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia (File Photo/PTI)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia (File Photo/PTI)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 01:52 AM IST
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Five fresh Covid-19 cases reported in UP

Uttar Pradesh reported five fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday of the total 1,24,647 samples tested in the past 24-hours, which is one of the lowest number of fresh cases in a single day
People were urged to adhere to Covid-19 protocol as cases have gone down but the threat of infection still remains. (HT File Photo)
People were urged to adhere to Covid-19 protocol as cases have gone down but the threat of infection still remains. (HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:48 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

Ghaziabad: Travellers from high-risk nations to be in home quarantine for a week

Move comes in the wake of the World Health Organization (WHO) asking countries to widely test for the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus, saying its divergent design could fuel future surges of the disease with severe consequences
A man gets a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a Ghaziabad hospital on Monday. (Sakib Ali/HT)
A man gets a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a Ghaziabad hospital on Monday. (Sakib Ali/HT)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:45 AM IST
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Schools reopen in Gurugram, records low attendance

School authorities said that many parents were reluctant to send their wards to school, expressing concerns over the possible third wave of Covid-19
Schools have to follow all Covid-19 guidelines, officials said. (HT archive)
Schools have to follow all Covid-19 guidelines, officials said. (HT archive)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 12:42 AM IST
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Covid worries keep students away as Delhi schools reopen

Schools in Delhi were closed on November 13, barely two weeks after reopening for all students for the first time since March last year.
School administrators attributed the thin attendance to uncertainty surrounding the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant Omicron and logistical challenges, such as the absence of school buses. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
School administrators attributed the thin attendance to uncertainty surrounding the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant Omicron and logistical challenges, such as the absence of school buses. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:41 AM IST
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State issues SOP for schools, vaccines mandatory for staff

Only those vaccinated staff members and students with no symptoms of Covid-19 will be allowed in the school
All teaching and non-teaching staff should be vaccinated in school (AP)
All teaching and non-teaching staff should be vaccinated in school (AP)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:30 AM IST
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No fatalities linked to new variant but WHO cautious

In a technical note, the global health body said that for now, Omicron appears to be a ‘highly divergent variant with a high number of mutations.’
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Image used only for representation)
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Image used only for representation)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 12:02 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Covid clusters in Maharashtra, Karnataka under watch for new variant

At least 281 people have tested positive for Covid-19, including students and faculty members, at SDM College of Medical Sciences in Dharwad in the past few days. Another 60 persons at an old age home at Bhiwandi city in Thane district of Maharashtra also tested positive for the viral disease, including inmates, staffers and their relatives.
Genome sequencing to detect the new variant Omicron is expected to conclude by Tuesday evening, an official said. (Agencies)
Genome sequencing to detect the new variant Omicron is expected to conclude by Tuesday evening, an official said. (Agencies)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 11:45 PM IST
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ByRhythma Kaul, New Delhi

‘Be alert to threat of Omicron’: PM Modi warns amid rising concerns

On Saturday, the Prime Minister chaired a high-level meeting that lasted almost two hours to review public health preparedness and Covid-19 vaccination.
Crowd at Borivali station in Mumbai amid the Omicron variant scare. (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Crowd at Borivali station in Mumbai amid the Omicron variant scare. (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 11:44 PM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

India's first Omicron case? What minister said on Covid tests of South Africa travellers

Omicron case in Karnataka? Watch minister's reply
Omicron case in Karnataka? Watch minister's reply
Published on Nov 29, 2021 11:39 PM IST
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Pfizer already working on Covid vaccine targeting Omicron, says company CEO

  • On Monday, the World Health Organization warned the new Covid-19 Omicron variant poses a "very high" risk globally.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told CNBC that his company on Friday began testing the current vaccine against the Omicron variant.(AFP)
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told CNBC that his company on Friday began testing the current vaccine against the Omicron variant.(AFP)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 11:35 PM IST
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PM Modi expected to make first foreign visit in 2022 to UAE

The dates for the visit are yet to be finalised and a lot will depend on the evolving Covid-19 situation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 11:10 PM IST
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India offers vaccines to support African countries hit by Omicron variant

Omicron has been designated a ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Image for representation. (File photo)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 10:30 PM IST
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No proposal to impose lockdown, clarifies Karnataka CM amid omicron variant

Speaking to reporters here, the chief minister urged the people not to panic about omicron, and asked them to strictly follow Covid-19 guidelines.
Bommai said a negative report has been made mandatory for students from Kerala who are studying in Karnataka and a second test is being done on them on the seventh day of the first negative report.(File image)
Bommai said a negative report has been made mandatory for students from Kerala who are studying in Karnataka and a second test is being done on them on the seventh day of the first negative report.(File image)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 10:03 PM IST
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PTI | , Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

Omicron variant underlines need for global 'pandemic treaty', says WHO

  • As concern grows over the omicron variant, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the panicked reactions by world leaders showed the urgent need for a global accord on pandemics.
The UN health agency chief, however, emphasized that the 194-member World Health Assembly needs to ensure that the groundwork is laid for an accord that can prevent future pandemics.(Unsplash / Representational Image)
The UN health agency chief, however, emphasized that the 194-member World Health Assembly needs to ensure that the groundwork is laid for an accord that can prevent future pandemics.(Unsplash / Representational Image)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 09:47 PM IST
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Deutsche Welle | , Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Omicron’s emergence is…’: What WHO chief said on new highly-mutated Covid variant

Covid: What WHO said on Omicron variant
Covid: What WHO said on Omicron variant
Published on Nov 29, 2021 09:35 PM IST
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Omicron crypto token surges to record highs after new Covid variant is named

  • The news of the Covid-19 variant affected world markets along with cryptocurrencies but the Omicron coin remained resilient, according to finance and cryptocurrency news website CoinDesk.
The news of the Covid-19 variant affected world markets along with cryptocurrencies but the Omicron coin remained resilient(REUTERS)
The news of the Covid-19 variant affected world markets along with cryptocurrencies but the Omicron coin remained resilient(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 09:12 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Omicron concerns: BMC to ramp up testing, puts health infra on high alert

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday alerted all its ward war rooms, hospitals and jumbo centres amidst rising concerns over the Omicron variant of Covid-19
BMC has put all its health infra on high alert after Omicron concerns in Mumbai. (HT file)
BMC has put all its health infra on high alert after Omicron concerns in Mumbai. (HT file)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 09:09 PM IST
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ByMehul R Thakkar

News updates from HT: Air India pilots give 3 days' ultimatum to management

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Know all latest news and updates from Hindustan Times. (File Photo)
Know all latest news and updates from Hindustan Times. (File Photo)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 08:54 PM IST
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BJP states doing better in vaccination than oppn-ruled states: Report

  • The sources also found it ironic that some opposition-ruled states are pushing for booster doses despite not having vaccinated enough people yet.
BJP states doing better in vaccination than oppn-ruled states: Report(Reuters file photo)
BJP states doing better in vaccination than oppn-ruled states: Report(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 07:45 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

BioNTech starts work on omicron-specific vaccine: Report

  • The omicron variant carries a very high global risk of surges, the WHO warned on Monday as more countries reported cases, prompting border closures.
The development of an adapted vaccine is part of the company's standard procedure for new variants, BioNTech, which makes vaccines together with Pfizer, said in a statement. (AFP)
The development of an adapted vaccine is part of the company's standard procedure for new variants, BioNTech, which makes vaccines together with Pfizer, said in a statement. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 07:28 PM IST
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Climate and Us | Pollution: An invisible public health crisis. CAQM must respond

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) for the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas, which has sweeping powers, seems conspicuously absent from communicating with the general public in the past ten days
Invisible to most, air pollution is wreaking havoc in families that have adults or children with comorbidities (Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Invisible to most, air pollution is wreaking havoc in families that have adults or children with comorbidities (Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 05:05 PM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi

Policy on booster, additional Covid-19 vaccine doses in 2 weeks: Dr NK Arora

  • His remarks came when health experts across the world are scrambling to study the new variant of Covid-19 that was first detected in South Africa's Botswana on November 11, 2021.
Many countries across the world are administering booster shots of the Covid-19 vaccine, including the US, Germany, Austria, Canada and France among others. (HT file photo)
Many countries across the world are administering booster shots of the Covid-19 vaccine, including the US, Germany, Austria, Canada and France among others. (HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 04:55 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Search for woman from Botswana in Madhya Pradesh amid omicron variant

  • The officer said efforts were on to find the woman, identified as Khuno Oremeet Selyn, in line with guidelines issued by the Union government's health surveillance to check the spread of Covid-19.
The officer said efforts were on to find the woman, identified as Khuno Oremeet Selyn, in line with guidelines issued by the Union government's health surveillance to check the spread of Covid-19. (Representative photo)
The officer said efforts were on to find the woman, identified as Khuno Oremeet Selyn, in line with guidelines issued by the Union government's health surveillance to check the spread of Covid-19. (Representative photo)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 07:46 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, Jabalpur

Omicron Covid variant: Curbs from Japan to Spain wreak havoc on air travel

  • An initial spate of flight bans from southern Africa, where Omicron was first detected, gave way to wider-ranging measures that will make travel more expensive and less convenient recalling earlier days in the pandemic.
Omicron Covid variant: Curbs from Japan to Spain wreak havoc on air travel(REUTERS)
Omicron Covid variant: Curbs from Japan to Spain wreak havoc on air travel(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 02:50 PM IST
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Sisodia says Punjab education minister ‘ran away’ after his challenge

AAP emerged as a major political force in poll-bound Punjab in the 2017 assembly elections and seeks to further consolidate its position in the state where elections are due next year
Sisodia asked Punjab CM Channi to tell the people about the work done in schools in Punjab with respect to results, teacher training, and infrastructure. (HT Photo)
Sisodia asked Punjab CM Channi to tell the people about the work done in schools in Punjab with respect to results, teacher training, and infrastructure. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 02:41 PM IST
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