Vietnam detects hybrid of Indian and UK COVID-19 variants

Authorities in Vietnam have detected a new coronavirus variant that is a combination of the Indian and UK COVID-19 variants and spreads quickly by air, the health minister said on Saturday. After successfully containing the virus for most of last year, Vietnam is grappling with a rise in infections since late April that accounts for more than half ofContinue reading “Vietnam detects hybrid of Indian and UK COVID-19 variants”

Indian Variant 75% Of All New UK Covid Cases, Says Matt Hancock

Health secretary says vaccination programme has so far prevented 13,200 deaths. Matt Hancock said that up to three-quarters of new coronavirus cases in he uK were the Indian variant. A total of 6,959 cases of the variant have now been confirmed in the UK, Public Health England said. The figures are up to May 26,Continue reading “Indian Variant 75% Of All New UK Covid Cases, Says Matt Hancock”

Germany says UK is ‘area of variant concern,’ bans all non-essential travel

Germany on Friday classified the UK as an “area of variant concern”, banning all but essential travel to the country. The measure will come into force on Sunday. The German Embassy in the UK said the new classification is due to “local outbreaks occurring again, including cases of more infectious variants such as the IndianContinue reading “Germany says UK is ‘area of variant concern,’ bans all non-essential travel”

India sets global record for daily coronavirus deaths

India on Wednesday reported more coronavirus deaths in a single day than any other country at any time during the pandemic, while infections continued to spread through vast rural areas with weak health systems. The Health Ministry reported a record 4,529 deaths in the past 24 hours, driving India’s confirmed fatalities to 283,248. It alsoContinue reading “India sets global record for daily coronavirus deaths”

Covid variant from India could become dominant in the UK ‘in a matter of days,’ posing unknown dangers

The coronavirus variant that first emerged in India could become the dominant strain of the virus in the U.K. in a matter of days and could pose unknown dangers, scientists have warned. The U.K. is detecting a rapid spread of the Covid variant “B.1.617” that first emerged in India last October. The coronavirus variant thatContinue reading “Covid variant from India could become dominant in the UK ‘in a matter of days,’ posing unknown dangers”

Over 2,000 bodies found in Ganga river

New Delhi: The Union home ministry has revealed that nearly 2,000 bodies have been retrieved from the Ganga by various district administrations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the last one week or so. Officials say that these bodies are most likely of Corona patients who died in remote villages along the Ganga. Since most of theContinue reading “Over 2,000 bodies found in Ganga river”

India COVID cases above 24 million as mutant spreads across globe

India records 4,000 deaths and 343,144 infections in last 24 hours amid reports that strain first detected in the country is spreading across the globe. The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India has climbed above 24 million amid reports on Friday that the highly transmissible coronavirus mutant first detected in the country was spreadingContinue reading “India COVID cases above 24 million as mutant spreads across globe”

First case of India COVID-19 variant confirmed in Michigan

The first case of the India variant of COVID-19 has been identified in Clinton County north of Lansing, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Bob Wheaton told The Detroit News Friday. The new variant, B.1.617, was initially detected in India in October with two mutations, E484Q and L452R, according to the World Health Organization. TheContinue reading “First case of India COVID-19 variant confirmed in Michigan”

Malaysia reports first case of Indian COVID-19 variant

Malaysia has detected its first case of a highly infectious coronavirus variant first identified in India, Health Minister Adham Baba said on Sunday, days after imposing a ban on flights from India. The variant, named B.1.617, was detected in an Indian national screened at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, he said. The World Health OrganisationContinue reading “Malaysia reports first case of Indian COVID-19 variant”

India reports record new cases and fatalities, official Covid death toll surpasses 200,000

Government data showed at least another 3,293 people died, while overall cases also rose by a record 360,960 reported infections. Experts fear that a mutated variant of the coronavirus may be responsible for the dramatic surge in India’s second wave. The Indian government faces mounting criticism for letting large crowds gather, mostly without masks, forContinue reading “India reports record new cases and fatalities, official Covid death toll surpasses 200,000”

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