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XBB.1.5, the most transmissible Covid subvariant yet

The Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 is the most transmissible of the Covid-19 subvariants to emerge so far and has been spreading quickly across the United States. Here's what we know -- and don't -- about XBB.1.5.

XBB.1.5, the most transmissible Covid subvariant yet(Pixabay)
XBB.1.5, the most transmissible Covid subvariant yet(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 07:14 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

What we know about ‘Kraken’ Covid Variant XBB.1.5; why it's causing concern

A new Covid variant that was first detected last year has quickly become the dominant strain in the US — and picked up a creepy moniker along the way.

What we know about ‘Kraken’ Covid Variant XBB.1.5; why it's causing concern
What we know about ‘Kraken’ Covid Variant XBB.1.5; why it's causing concern
Updated on Jan 12, 2023 05:45 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

‘BF.7 variant found in several Covid samples of international flyers’: Mandaviya

"The genome-sequencing of the 200 samples showed that the BF.7 variant was present in several passengers. Our vaccines are effective against this sub-variant," Mansukh Mandaviya said.

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.(PTI)
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 11:24 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Morning brief: Nothing suspicious found on Moscow-Goa flight after bomb threat

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

The Goa-bound chartered flight was diverted to Jamnagar, Gujarat following a bomb threat received by the Goa Air traffic controller.(Representative image)
The Goa-bound chartered flight was diverted to Jamnagar, Gujarat following a bomb threat received by the Goa Air traffic controller.(Representative image)
Published on Jan 10, 2023 08:51 AM IST

No mortality or rise in spread of Omicron variants in India: Centre

India initiated random testing of international travellers arriving at various airports on December 24.

Since 29th December, 2022 to 7th January, 2023, Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) sentinel sites referred 324 Covid-19 positive samples for sequencing to 22 INSACOG labs. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Since 29th December, 2022 to 7th January, 2023, Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) sentinel sites referred 324 Covid-19 positive samples for sequencing to 22 INSACOG labs. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jan 10, 2023 03:12 AM IST
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