‘Need to be cautious, proactive’: PM Modi chairs meeting amid concerns over Omicron variant | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high-level meeting amid rising concerns over a new Covid variant detected in South Africa. At the meeting, the Prime Minister … Read More

south africa: South Africa detects new Covid-19 variant in small numbers – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: South African scientists have detected a new COVID-19 variant in small numbers and are working to understand its potential implications, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on … Read More

Delta Variant in Maharashtra: Delta derivative AY.4 soars in Maharashtra & India samples, but not of concern yet | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Delta continues to be the dominant Covid variant in circulation in Maharashtra and India, but the presence of one of its derivatives or sub-lineages, named AY.4, is growing. Scientists … Read More

WHO designates India variant as being of global concern | India News – Times of India

GENEVA: The World Health Organziation said on Monday that the B.1.617 variant first identified in India was being classified as a variant of global concern. “We classify it as a … Read More