UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 10:56 AM IST
President Tayyip Erdogan is likely to order a tightening of restrictions ahead of the vital tourism season as more contagious Covid-19 variants are now dominant in Turkey but limitations on mobility and close contact may to stem the spread of coronavirus
By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 08:14 AM IST
- As new coronavirus variants increase infection cases worldwide, Google doodle spread awareness about wearing a face mask, washing hands and practising social distancing at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic through its animated homepage this Tuesday
By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2021 04:59 AM IST
New variant detected in Maharashtra, says govt; total of 771 ‘variants of concern’ seen in 18 states amid surge in daily cases
By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:41 PM IST
- As the new coronavirus variants spread and Covid-19 symptoms continue to increase and expand, here’s how you can locate the infection through these four kinds of skin changes
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Previously authorized vaccines that are modified to target new variants “will not need a brand new approval or lengthy' clinical studies,” Britain's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said in a statement.
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:40 AM IST
Italy's regional travel ban does not apply to travel for work, health or emergency reasons or to anyone who needs to travel to return home. However, travel within Italy for tourism remains prohibited till March 27 due to the spread of the Covid-19 variant.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 10:16 AM IST
Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General of ICMR, said a paper on Covaxin's neutralisation potential against the UK strain has been accepted for publication.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 10:13 AM IST
The new variant has been found in 91 cases in the Kanto area of eastern Japan and in 2 cases at airports.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 05:18 AM IST
The variants, which emerged initially in the UK, South Africa and Brazil, have all now been seen in the US.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 12:46 PM IST
Deficiency of a lung-protecting protein in the Caucasian population may have made Europe and North America more susceptible to the spread of a coronavirus variant as compared to Asia.
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 09:06 AM IST
- Amid spread of coronavirus variants, experts suggest wearing a cloth mask that has multiple layers with a pocket that you can slip a good filter material into or double mask by wearing a surgical one with a tight-fitting cloth mask over it
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 08:51 PM IST
"South Africa variant of COVID19 is under the watch. It has come forward that this variant spreads faster. As of yesterday, this particular variant is not in the country," Dr Paul said.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Responding to concerns on the effectiveness of current vaccines in the face of emerging variants, immunologist Satyajit Rath said vaccine-resistant virus variants are either not present or not spreading in sufficient scales and rates to be an immediate problem.
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:38 PM IST
- The variant, identified in southeast England in December, is thought to be more transmissible, and could also be associated with higher mortality, though data suggesting increased death rates are uncertain and not yet strong.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:23 AM IST
People who recover from Covid-19 are protected against the novel coronavirus for at least six months, and likely much longer, according to a study which says the immune system evolves long after the infection and may block even mutant forms of the virus such as the South African variant.
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:46 AM IST
There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said Friday.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:54 PM IST
The Dutch government wants to impose a curfew as part of beefed-up restrictions to rein in the spread of a new more contagious virus variant that already accounts for at least one in 10 Dutch infections.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:33 AM IST
The variant was picked up in the southern Taita Taveta county and is spreading around the nation.
Madrid | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 06:29 PM IST
All four cases involved people who recently arrived from the UK, the Madrid regional government’s deputy health chief Antonio Zapatero told a news conference.