Tag: coronavirus variant

Vietnam receives 500,000 Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine doses donation from China – ET HealthWorld

Vietnam has received a shipment of 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses donated by China, the health ministry said on Sunday, as the country is ramping up inoculations to battle against a more widespread outbreak. The Southeast Asian nation approved China’s Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use against Covid-19 in early June. The vaccines will be used for […]

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UK says Delta coronavirus variant 60 per cent more transmissible – ET HealthWorld

The British government said Friday that the new Delta coronavirus variant is 60 percent more transmissible in households than the variant that forced the country to lock down in January. The Delta variant, which first emerged in India, has caused a rise in cases in the UK, prompting questions about whether social distancing restrictions will […]

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WHO rules out new ‘hybrid’ Covid variant in Vietnam: Nikkei – ET HealthWorld

A coronavirus variant which Vietnam authorities thought was a combination of the Indian and U.K. strains is not a new hybrid but part of the existing Indian strain, the World Health Organization‘s (WHO) representative in Vietnam told Nikkei. “There is no new hybrid variant in Vietnam at this moment based on WHO definition,” Kidong Park […]

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COVID-19 variants get new names, B.1.617.2 first found in India to be labelled as ‘Delta’

New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday (May 31, 2021) announced to give new names to various COVID-19 variants and labelled B.1.617.2, first found in India, as ‘Delta’.  The United Nations agency said that it will now refer to the most worrisome variants known as ‘variants of concern’ by letters in the Greek […]

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पाकिस्तान में सामने आया कोरोना वायरस के B.1.617.2 वेरिएंट का पहला मामला

भारत में कोरोना वायरस वेरिएंट B.1.617.2 की वजह से लोग लगातार संक्रमित हो रहे हैं. यह कोरोना वायरस वेरिएंट अब पड़ोसी देश पकिस्तान भी पहुंच गया है. पाकिस्तान में इस कोरोना वायरस वेरिएंट का पहला मामला सामने आ गया है. इससे पहले पाकिस्‍तान में ब्रिटेन में मिले कोरोना वायरस के स्‍ट्रेन पाए गए थे. वहीं, […]

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BioNTech says vaccine likely to be effective against India variant – ET HealthWorld

BioNTech SE said on Thursday the Covid-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer should be roughly as effective against the new coronavirus variant first detected in India as it has been shown to be against the South African variant. The company said in a statement Chief Executive Ugur Sahin felt encouraged by recent findings in a […]

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British officials to warn over Indian coronavirus variant: reports – ET HealthWorld

LONDON – British officials could declare one of the new coronavirus strains first found in India a “variant of concern”, the BBC and Guardian reported on Friday, due to evidence that it spreads more quickly than the original version of the virus. Scientists and doctors have recommended that one version of the variant first found […]

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COVID-19 | Over 51,000 persons in 18-44 age group get first dose of vaccine in U.P.

Uttar Pradesh government said it noticed a trend where the number of people getting discharged was less than the daily positive cases Over 51,000 persons in the age group of 18-44 have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Uttar Pradesh since the drive started on May 1, the State government said on […]

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Reuters Exclusive | Scientists say Centre ignored warnings amid coronavirus surge

The warning about the new variant in early March was issued by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genetics Consortium, or INSACOG A forum of scientific advisers set up by the Union government warned officials in early March of a new and more contagious variant of the coronavirus taking hold in the country, five scientists who are part […]

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British variant of COVID-19 not as severe as feared: Study

A highly contagious variant of COVID-19 first identified in Britain does not cause more severe disease in hospitalised patients, according to a new study published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Monday. The strain, known as B.1.1.7, was identified in Britain late last year and has become the most common strain in […]

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