Economic Times | 05 Dec, 2021 | 07.30PM IST
Delhi on Sunday reported the first case of new Covid variant Omicron. With the first case in Delhi, the total cases of Omicron variant has climbed to five in India. With four people who returned to India and three of their close contacts testing positive for Omicron in Pune, the total count in India is now 12.
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Omicron: One more case in Alandi, Maharashtra
Omicron in Pune: One found positive
- A patient was found positive for Omicron variant in Pune through routine surveillance.
- He had visited Finland from 18th to 25th November 2021.
- He was tested owing to mild fever on 29th November and was found Covid positive.
- He has taken both doses of Covishield vaccine and he is completely stable without any symptoms
Omicron in Pimpri-Chinchwad: Six new cases
- Three out of six have come from Nigeria and the rest are their close contacts
- 13 contacts of these three were traced and tested. The Omicron variant has been found in three contacts.
- One of them has mild symptoms and other five have no symptoms at all.
- Out of the six people, three are under 18 years of age and therefore have not taken
- any vaccine.
- The three adults have taken both doses of vaccine – 2 have taken
- Covishield and 1 has taken Covaxin.
- All these patients are being treated at the Jijamata Hospital in Pimpri-Chinchwad and are stable.
We have intensified surveillance mechanism at international airport in Hyderabad. 970 passengers arrived in city since December 1. Upon screening with RT-PCR, 13 were found positive and they were immediately shifted to chosen facility
– Telangana Health Director Dr Srinivas Rao
Maharashtra: Seven more people positive for Omicron
Total eight cases of Omicron variant reported in Maharashtra so far, says Public Health Department
Delhi reports 63 COVID-19 cases, positivity rate up marginally
Delhi reported 63 coronavirus cases and zero deaths on Sunday, as the positivity rate rose marginally to 0.11 per cent, according to data shared by the city’s health department. With the fresh cases, the overall infection tally in the city rose to 14,41,358 while the death toll was 25,098. The number of active cases is 370, of which 144 are in home-isolation.
Nagaland: Internet, SMS services suspended in Mon district
A notification issued by the Home Department, Government of Nagaland, read, “Whereas, there is apprehension of grave law and order problems in Mon District, Nagaland owing to the prevailing situation created by firing incidents today, leading to the death of several persons in Tiru Oting village area under Tizit and Naginimora sub-divisions.” It further said, “Whereas Short Message Service (SMS), Whatsapp, Facebook, and other social media platforms could be used for spreading of rumours, fake news, and for circulating inflammatory texts, pictures, videos etc. which may inflame passions and thus exacerbate the law and order situation.”
BJP will win 2023 Rajasthan Assembly polls: Amit Shah
Ahead of the 2023 Rajasthan assembly elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday exuded confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win the polls with a two-thirds majority and will form the government in the state. The remarks of the Union Home Minister who is on a two-day visit to Rajasthan, came while addressing the BJP state working executive committee meeting in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
A very senior leader of a national party called me four days back asking me to leave AAP. He offered me sops like money and a Cabinet Minister berth in the Modi cabinet with portfolio of my choice. The party responsible for death of 750 farmers, mowing down of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, branding farmers as terrorists, making farmers sit along Delhi borders for a year, does not have the money to purchase Bhagwant Mann
– Bhagwant Mann, AAP MP
Mob vandalises Assam Rifles camp, Konyak Union office in Nagaland
An angry mob allegedly vandalised an Assam Rifles camp and the office of the Konyak Union in Nagaland’s Mon district on Sunday afternoon as the situation remained volatile after 13 civilians were gunned down by security forces, official sources said. The mob went on a rampage, demanding immediate action against the security personnel involved in the killing of the 13 people, they said. Videos of the vandalism went viral on social media even as the authorities imposed a ban on internet services in the district.
Locals in Nagaland’s Mon town attack Assam rifles camp
Protestors are angry over armed forces troops killing 13 civilians in an “ambush blunder” yesterday
Four fresh COVID-19 deaths reported in Andhra Pradesh
The latest bulletin showed a total of 20,73,730 positives, 20,57,156 recoveries and 14,452 deaths in the state so far. The number of active cases slid slightly to 2,122, the bulletin said. Chittoor district reported 30, Visakhapatnam 20, West Godavari 18, Guntur 16, Krishna and East Godavari 14 each, Anantapuramu 12 and SPS Nellore 10 fresh cases. The remaining five districts registered less than 10 new cases each. Guntur district reported two more Covid-19 deaths, Krishna and Chittoor one each in a day.
India close in on big win after reducing New Zealand to 140/5
New Zealand self-destructed chasing an improbable 540-run target to be 140 for five at stumps on day three of the second Test against India here on Sunday. India are expected complete formalities on day four on Monday.
Prime Minister Modi, President Putin to meet tomorrow
- This will be the first in-person meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Putin after their meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Brasilia in November 2019.
- Putin decided to go ahead with the visit despite the emergence of a new COVID-19 strain Omicron which has affected the schedule of several bilateral and international summits.
- During the summit, PM Modi and the Russian President will review the prospects of bilateral relations and will discuss ways to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Tensions rise in Nagaland
Protestors have surrounded an Assam Rifles camp after the latter reportedly botched an encounter in the state
Uttarakhand government launches random testing
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday said the state government would be launching random testing against COVID-19 with a target of 25,000 tests daily, in view of precautionary measures taken by the government in the wake of the new Omricron variant of coronavirus. “The state government is on full alert. We have held meetings with a high-power committee and are launching random testing with a target of 25000 tests daily,” Dhami told reporters
Nadda says Prime Minister to inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur next year
Nadda, also a Rajya Sabha member, congratulated Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and frontline workers for making the state the first in the country to fully vaccinate 100 per cent of its adult population against COVID-19. Inaugurating the outpatient department of AIIMS in Bilaspur, Nadda said the health institute will be fully ready by June next year and hoped the prime minister will inaugurate it. As much as Rs 4,400 crore will be spent annually to run the institute, he said during the programme organised to celebrate the state’s remarkable feat.
Today, we manufacture 31-32 crore COVID doses in a month. When the world’s medical experts denied going to their duties, Prime Minister Modi encouraged our health and frontline workers by clapping for them; today India has administered 127 crore doses
– Union Health Min Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya
Indonesia volcano eruption: Death toll rises to 13
At least 11 villages of Lumajang district in East Java were coated in volcanic ash, submerging houses and vehicles, smothering livestock and leaving at least 900 evacuees seeking shelter in mosques, schools and village halls. “We did not know it was hot mud,” said Bunadi, a resident of Kampung Renteng, a village of about 3,000 people. “All of a sudden, the sky turned dark as rains and hot smoke came.”
Afghans lodge most asylum applications in EU
EASO said in a statement that this made Afghanistan by far the main country of origin, which Syria had been for seven years until July. Total applications in the EU+ exceeded pre-pandemic levels for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19.
COVID-19 booster: INSACOG says more experiments needed
“Immunity and protection from SARS-CoV-2 is multifactorial with several unknown factors and further compounded by emerging VOCs. Many more scientific experiments are needed to assess the impacts of booster dose, which are being guided and monitored by National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation and National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19”, said INSACOG.
Myanmar army truck runs down protesters
An army vehicle barreled into a peaceful march of anti-government protesters in military-ruled Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday, reportedly killing at least three people, witnesses and a protest organizer said. Sunday’s march was one of at least three held in Yangon, and similar rallies were reported in other parts of the country a day ahead of an expected verdict in the first of about a dozen criminal cases against Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was toppled in a military takeover Feb. 1.
A passenger from Singapore who had tested positive for COVID-19 at the Madurai Airport yesterday, has been admitted to Aasaripallam Government Hospital. It is yet to be ascertained if he has been infected with the Omicron variant: Kanniyakumari District admin
Public have vandalised Konyak union office. Internet has been shut down in Mon
Delhi Omicron case
The Tanzania returnee, who tested positive for COVID-19 Omicron variant, has mild symptoms as he had taken both doses of the vaccine, informed Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of LNJP Hospital on Sunday.
World’s largest flag launched in Mumbai on Navy Day
Random testing is going to start at railway stations, airports and border areas in Uttarakhand: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami
The state government is on full alert. We have held meetings with a high-power committee and are launching random testing with target of 25000 tests daily
– Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami on precautionary measures taken by Govt over Omicron variant
India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Update
UPDATE – Mayank Agarwal got hit on his right forearm while batting in the second innings. He has been advised not t… https://t.co/KNFwrN71KK
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1638696008000
Enforcement Directorate has recorded the statement of Former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh in connection with a money laundering case
Puducherry makes COVID-19 vaccination compulsory
Pakistan PM Imran Khan reassures president over Sri Lankan’s lynching
Pakistan’s prime minister told Sri Lanka’s president that more than 100 people have been detained in the lynching of a Sri Lankan factory manager and suspects will be “prosecuted with the full severity of the law.”
Five with travel history of Africa detected Covid positive in Bihar: IANS Report
- The patients had recently arrived in Gopalganj. As per the Covid protocol, the district administration conducted RT-PCR tests of these passengers and the reports came positive.
- Their samples have been sent for genome testing.
India Vs NZ: Kiwis lose first wicket, at 13/1 in second innings; Target 540
India vs New Zealand 2nd Test, Day 3
- India declares at 276 in second innings after losing seventh wicket
- India has set a target of 540 for Kiwis
All 17 COVID19 patients admitted at LNJP are in stable condition. Most patients are asymptomatic. 4 more people have been admitted today. A special team has been constituted to attend to Omicron cases
– Dr. Suresh Kumar, MD, LNJP Hospital
BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu loses against South Korea’s An Se-young in summit clash
India vs New Zealand 2nd Test: India loses sixth wicket, lead swells to 501 runs
The 33-year-old man from Maharashtra’s Thane district, who had tested positive for the Omicron variant of coronavirus, is in a “stable” condition and is responding well to the medical treatment: Officials
India vs New Zealand Test Match, Day 3 of 2nd Test
- India loses fifth wicket, Virat Kohli gone for 36
- India at 217/5, leads by 480 runs
A Tanzania returnee has tested positive for COVID19, his sample has been sent for genome sequencing. He is currently admitted to a hospital. His close contacts are being investigated
– Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Omicron variant of COVID19
Delhi Omicron case
The patient has sore throat, weakness and body ache, according to LNJP Hospital managing director Dr. Suresh Kumar
Aam Aadmi Party promises Rs 1000/month to every female over 18 yrs in Goa
Arvind Kejriwal also said Griha Aadhar will be increased from Rs 1500 to Rs 2500/month
Resident doctors of RML hospital to boycott Emergency services from 6th Dec along with OPD services due to “repeated delay in NEET PG Counselling 2021”.
Mamata Banerjee must clarify if she wants to make TMC main Opposition party by fighting those in power or by taking on fellow Opposition parties
– Bhupesh Baghel
No Opposition alliance sans Congress possible at national level to take on BJP: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel to PTI
Jammu & Kashmir’s Gulmarg received fresh snowfall today
Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Delhi government guest teachers who are holding a protest over their demand for permanent jobs outside the residence of CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi airport witnesses long queues, crowd as Centre imposes new guidelines amid concerns over ‘Omicron’ variant: Times Now
Rahul Gandhi on Nagaland violence
This is heart wrenching. GOI must give a real reply. What exactly is the home ministry doing when neither civilia… https://t.co/9EHwDhtKhc
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1638685718000
Samples of 12 out of 17 positive passengers were sent for genome sequencing and one of them, who arrived from Tanzania, tested Omicron positive according to preliminary reports
– Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain
Odisha’s Puri receives heavy rainfall under the influence of Cyclone Jawad
Delhi Omicron case
- The man, aged 37, returned from Tanzania
- He has been admitted to LNJP Hospital with mild symptoms
India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test- Day 3: India 142/2 at Lunch, lead by 405 runs
First omicron case detected in Delhi.
The patient admitted to LNJP Hospital had returned from Tanzania. Till now, 17 people who tested positive for Covid have been admitted to the hospital: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain
Union Home Minister Amit Shah says anti-drone technology being developed, will be provided to security forces soon
COVID19 Vaccination Update
- More than 138 Cr vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs.
- More than 21.13 Cr doses are still available with States/UTs to be administered.
An Air Arabia flight carrying 95 passengers landed at Nagpur today. All these passengers underwent RT-PCR tests at the airport, their test results will be out soon. All passengers need to follow the home quarantine rule: Dy Commissioner, Nagpur Municipal Corporation
On Dec 7, PM Modi will inaugurate developmental projects worth over Rs 9600 cr in Gorakhpur. PM will inaugurate the Gorakhpur Fertilizer Plant. AIIMS-Gorakhpur is also ready & the PM will inaugurate it: UP CM
It is a moment of great pride as over 50% of the eligible population are now fully vaccinated
– Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya