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Omicron
Highly infectious new Omicron sub variant BF.7 detected in India
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Narendra-Modi
Modi speaks to Macron; discusses France wildfires, bilateral issues
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The Prime Minister's Office in a statement said the two leaders also reviewed the ongoing bilateral initiatives including defence cooperation projects and cooperation in civil nuclear energy. They also discussed important geopolitical challenges including those related to global food security. Modi and Macron also expressed satisfaction at the depth and strength that the India-France Strategic Partnership has acquired in recent years, the statement said, adding both have agreed to continue working closely together to expand the relationship to new areas of cooperation.
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Delhi's Covid positivity rate rises to 2.7% with 137 new cases
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Delhi has reported 2.70 per cent Covid positivity rate on Monday which is highest in last two months. It had recorded 2.87 per cent on February 5. In the last 24 hours, a total of 137 fresh Covid cases were been reported in the city, taking the total case count to 18,66,380. However, no Covid related deaths have been recorded in the same period and the toll remains at 26,157.
Narendra-Modi-Approval-Rating
PM Modi once again tops 'Global Leader Approval' ratings among 13 world leaders, leaving behind likes of Joe Biden, Boris Johnson
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PM Modi’s approval rating currently stands at 77 percent. Disapproval rating is 17 percent with 6 percent having no opinion. He is followed by Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the second position. Obrador has an approval rating of 63 percent and disapproval rating of 29 percent. Italy’s Draghi comes at third position with 54 percent approval ratings. Germany’s new chancellor Olaf Scholz comes at fourth with 45 percent approval ratings.
Omicron-variant
Omicron sub-variant BA.2 gradually increasing in India: Centre
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Addressing a Health Ministry press briefing, Singh said that Omicron sub-variant BA.2 is more prevalent in comparison to the BA.1 variant in India now, adding that the BA.3 sub-variant has not been detected in India yet. "Earlier, the BA.1 variant was dominant among the samples collected from the travellers. Now in community settings, we have found that the BA.2 sub-variant is gradually increasing," he said.
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ICMR-Delhi
Omicron infected have significant immune response, can neutralise Omicron, Delta: ICMR
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The study analysed the IgG and neutralising antibodies (NAbs) against B.1, Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Omicron variants with the sera of individuals infected with the Omicron variant (B.1.1529 and BA.1). It suggests that the immune response induced by the Omicron could effectively neutralise the Delta variant, making re-infection with Delta variant less likely and displacing this varaint as the dominant strain.
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Omicron in community transmission stage in India: INSACOG
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The INSACOG reports genomic surveillance of SARS CoV-2 across the country through sequencing of samples from Sentinel sites and also detailed State wise district analysis for some states.
Omicron-causing-hospitalizations-update
Omicron causing hospitalizations, deaths worldwide: WHO
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Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 333.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.55 million and vaccinations to over 9.68 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Omicron-Cases
No plausible reason for long Covid to be less with Omicron: Experts
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), long Covid "is a range of symptoms that can last weeks or months after first being infected with the virus that causes Covid-19 or can appear weeks after infection. Long Covid can happen to anyone who has had Covid-19, even if their illness was mild, or if they had no symptoms". More than 50 long-term effects of Covid-19 have been detected. But the most common symptoms reported by Covid survivors four to 12 weeks after acute infection are headache, fatigue, sleep disturbance, concentration difficulties and abdominal pain.
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