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Fourth COVID-19 wave scare as cases increase across country

Guwahati: After people in India relaxed hoping that the COVID-19 terror has ended, a spike in cases across major cities has hinted towards a possible fourth wave. The major cities include Delhi and Mumbai. COVID-19 cases saw a sudden spike across the country when the people had taken a sigh of relief and started their normal …

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COVID-19 scare: Uttar Pradesh puts NCR districts on alert

Lucknow: As India witnessed a sudden surge in the COVID-19 cases, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday put all the National Capital Region (NCR) districts on alert mode. Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar have recently seen a surge in the case making it a matter of concern. A statement by the UP Government read that directions …

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Plasma-based green disinfectants can limit spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19

Guwahati: Researchers have developed a plasma-based disinfectant generated with the help of cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP) which could act as a green decontaminant for COVID 19. The COVID 19 pandemic had brought forth the urgent need for decontaminants that can limit the spread of infectious diseases through contact. However, most decontaminants consisted of chemicals …

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Airtel, Apollo Hospitals, Cisco partner for 5G connected ambulances

Guwahati: Bharti Airtel (Airtel) partnered with Apollo Hospitals and Cisco to create a 5G Connected Ambulance that transforms access to healthcare and saves lives in emergencies.  The demonstration was conducted in Bengaluru over the 5G trial spectrum allotted to Airtel by the Department of Telecom. The custom-designed state-of-the-art 5G Connected Ambulance is equipped with the …

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Maharashtra reports its first COVID-19 Omicron sub-lineage cases

Mumbai: Maharashtra for the first time has reported four patients of BA 4 variant and three cases of BA 5 variants of the COVID-19 Omicron sub-lineage.  The development was confirmed by an official of the state health department. All the infected persons only had mild symptoms and were treated at home. These particular sub-lineages of the …

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Covovax vaccine approved for restricted emergency use in children aged 7 to 11

New Delhi: The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has reportedly approved Serum Institute’s COVID-19 vaccine Covovax for restricted emergency use in children aged 7 to 11 years subject to certain conditions.  As per reports, the vaccine was approved on Tuesday. Also Read: Assam floods: 24.92 lakh people still affected, five new deaths reported The vaccine …

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Covaxin can help in controlling the virus load of SARS-CoV-2: Study

Guwahati: Scientists have found that Covaxin, which is an inactivated whole-virion vaccine, induces robust immune memory to SARS-CoV-2 and variants of concern that persist for at least 6 months after vaccination and induces memory T cells that can respond robustly against the variants. This may help in controlling the virus load and thus, reduce the disease …

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Delhi man with no foreign travel history infected with monkeypox

Delhi: A man who had no history of foreign travel was found to have been infected with the monkeypox virus has been detected in Delhi.  This is the first reported case in Delhi and the fourth in the country. The patient has been admitted to the Maulana Azad Medical College. Also Read: Assam: Zubeen Garg returns …

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