Tag: Delta variant

Schools become infection centre in China’s Fujian province, children get affected in new COVID-19 outbreak

Hong Kong: An outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the elementary school has forced China to impose restrictions in the southern province of Fujian. The outbreak, dubbed China`s “first school-centred flare-up” by state media, was originally detected Friday (September 10) at an elementary school in the city of Putian. It has since spread […]

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25% healthcare staff infected despite taking 2 jabs: Study – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: A little more than 25 per cent of healthcare workers were infected with coronavirus despite getting fully jabbed, a recent study has revealed, giving an insight on the breakthrough infections due to the Delta variant. The study, jointly conducted by the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) and Max hospitals in Delhi-NCR, […]

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C.1.2: New Covid variant can be more infectious and evade vaccine protection

A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which cause COVID-19, has been detected in South Africa and many other countries globally which could be more transmissible and evade protection provided by vaccines, according to study. Scientists from National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) in South Africa […]

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