Explained: What Is EG.5.1? New Covid-19 Variant Nicknamed ‘Eris’ Rapidly Spreading In The UK

[ad_1] Eris Covid-19 Variant: A new Covid-19 variant called EG.5.1, identified in July 2023, is rapidly spreading in the United Kingdom (UK). EG.5.1, nicknamed Eris, is responsible for one in seven cases in the UK, media reports said, citing the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).  On July 3, 2023, EG.5.1 was first raised as a … Read more

Monsoon Session — Studies Underway On Sudden Cardiac Arrest Among Youngsters After Covid: Govt

[ad_1] New Delhi: Sudden deaths have been reported in some young people after COVID-19 but sufficient evidence is not available to confirm the cause, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told Parliament on Friday. The Indian Council of Medical Research is conducting three different studies to ascertain the facts regarding rising cases of cardiac arrest after … Read more

Govt Eases Covid-19 Rules For International Passengers, Drops Random RT-PCR Tests On Arrival

[ad_1] The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has eased Covid guidelines for international passengers as the country witnesses a major dip in cases and announced that the requirement to conduct RT-PCR tests on a random 2 per cent of the passengers has been dropped. The Union Health Ministry in its release said, “Taking … Read more

Covid: Union Minister Jitendra Singh Launches India’s First Omicron-Specific Booster Vaccine

[ad_1] New Delhi: Union minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday launched the country’s first Omicron-specific mRNA-based booster vaccine for Covid-19, news agency PTI reported. The mRNA vaccine GEMCOVAC-OM was developed using the indigenous platform technology by Gennova, with funding support from Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a statement said. GEMCOVAC-OM … Read more

Consuming Diabetes Medicine Metformin After SARS-CoV-2 Infection Reduces Long Covid Risk By 40%

[ad_1] Consuming metformin, a safe, affordable and widely-available diabetes medication, for two weeks after being infected with SARS-CoV-2, reduces the risk of developing long Covid by 40 per cent over the 10 months following infection, says a study published June 9 (Indian local time) in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. When the symptoms of … Read more

Delhi Govt Gives Rs 1 Crore Honorarium To Nurse Who Lost Life While Serving During Covid-19

[ad_1] The Delhi government has made the decision to provide an honorarium of Rs 1 crore to the family of a nurse who tragically lost her life to COVID-19 while serving as a frontline worker during the pandemic. Gayatri Sharma, a nurse at GTB Hospital since 1998, was scheduled to retire in 2024. She had … Read more

Next Pandemic Could Be Even Deadlier Than Covid: Warns WHO Chief Tedros

[ad_1] Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation, has warned that the world should brace itself for a virus that could be even deadlier than Covid-19. He emphasised the importance of prioritising negotiations aimed at preventing future pandemics during his speech at the annual health assembly in Geneva. Despite the WHO’s declaration … Read more

India Clocks 656 New Covid Cases, Active Tally Down To 13,037

[ad_1] India logged 656 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. The active caseload has decreased to 13,037 from 14,493, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll has increased by 12 taking the tally to 5,31,790. The 12 deaths that were reported include three reconciled by Kerala. The … Read more

Covid Cases: Less Than Thousand Infections Reported In Last 24 Hours, Active Caseload At 14,493

[ad_1] India logged less than a thousand Covid-19 cases on Monday while 1,815 recoveries were made. The active caseload stood at 14,493, as per the data of the Ministry of Health Affairs. The death toll on Sunday was recorded at 5,31,770 and the active cases comprised 0.03 per cent of the total infections with the … Read more

Maharashtra Logs 75 Covid Cases, Positivity Rate In Delhi At 1.49% With 26 New Infections

[ad_1] New Delhi: Maharashtra on Sunday reported 75 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 81,68,403, the state health department said. The death toll stood at 1,48,542 as no fatality was reported in the last 24 hours. With the fresh infections, the active caseload stood at 864. Meanwhile, Delhi clocked 26 new cases and the … Read more