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USA: Waiting for days to get a Covid test, thousands of wasted tests and a ‘testing company’ that is now facing investigation

As the cases rise, the USA is also facing an acute shortage of test kits. There are many posts on social media highlighting the long queues and delays in getting a test done. Some people have reported that despite paying hundreds of dollars for the tests and booking days, even weeks in advance, they are unable to have a test done.

Omicron spreading: Health Ministry instructs states to stock medical oxygen, keep life support equipment ready in hospitals

As the third wave rises in India, union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written a letter to various states and union territories to ensure that all the hospitals have sufficient stocks and supplies of medical oxygen.

Local Chinese media claims two Omicron cases found in China’s Tianjin

Notably, Tianjin is only 115 KM away from Beijing, the host city for Winter Olympics scheduled for February 2022.

WHO slams hoarding of vaccines by rich nations amid ‘not so mild’ Omicron threat, says 70% people in every country should be jabbed by...

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus slammed rich nations for monopolising available Covid-19 vaccine doses

Third wave of COVID-19 hits Delhi, Health Minister Satyendra Jain worried over hospital beds

With over 5000 cases on Tuesday, third wave of COVID-19 has officially hit Delhi, with the availability beds at govt hospitals being a concern

New COVID variant ‘IHU’ detected in France, 12 affected, reports say that it may be more infectious than Omicron

The IHU variant contains 46 mutations and can be more harmful that the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

ICMR approves OmiSure, the first RT-PCR kit to detect Omicron variant of COVID

Amid the Omicron scare, a new version of COVID-19 wreaking devastation on the world, India has come up with the first Omicron detection kit.

AAP supporter shares video of Kejriwal coughing without a mask during a public event; deletes it after Delhi CM tests positive for COVID

Kejriwal made over 11 travels in a span of last 15 days to poll-bound states like Goa and Punjab for election campaign

Over 41 lakh children in 15-18 age group get Covid vaccine on Day 1, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat top

Over 41.3 lakh children in the age group of 15-18 received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine until 11 PM on January, 3.

Covid-19 third wave may peak in March, may not be half as severe as second, lockdown not required, predicts IIT Kanpur Professor

IIT Kanpur professor Dr Manindra Agrawal has predicted that the severity of the third wave, in terms of numbers, would be half than what India saw during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic

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