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#WhatTheFAQ: BA4 and BA5 hit Indian shores. How does a virus mutate?

These new subvariants of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been pushing fresh waves in the United States, Europe and South Africa

Published on 23rd May 2022
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IGNOU to conduct term end examinations from March 4

The examinations were meant to be held in January and February but got delayed due to Omicron cases across the country

Published on 12th February 2022
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DDMA's move to not open Delhi schools even as other states do so, disappoints principals and parents

Though the schools were briefly reopened, they have shut again on December 28 last year in view of the third wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant

Published on 29th January 2022
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It's was back to school for students in Maharashtra as schools reopened yet again 

No new Omicron case was reported in the state on January 23 and the tally of those infected with the new variant stands at 2,759 

Published on 24th January 2022
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Schools and colleges in Odisha to remain shut till February 1, but only these students have exemption to go physically 

The state of Odisha is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases, as are many other states in the country, owing to the Omicron variant

Published on 7th January 2022
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At the moment, Kerala not considering closing educational institutions: Edu Minister V Sivankutty

On January 5, 2022, the costal state of Kerala reported 230 Omicron cases and the daily case number climbed to 4,801

Published on 6th January 2022
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What The FAQ: Is the new IHU COVID-19 variant a point of concern yet?

The new strain was discovered in France in mid-November and seems to be spreading not as fast as the Omicron variant

Published on 5th January 2022
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Extended Sankranti vacation for all educational institutions announced in TS. Gov't rules out lockdown in state

While the CM says there is no need to panic with regards to the Omicron variant, he has urged the public to be cautious and to follow COVID-19 guidelines

Published on 4th January 2022
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COVID: WHO deems Omicron risk as 'very high', says it could ravage health systems  

The warning comes as the Union Health Ministry said, on December 29, that the Omicron tally has climbed up to 781

Published on 29th December 2021
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Will protest if schools are shut again, say parents in Maharashtra on school closures due to Omicron

Maharashtra reported a jump of 160 cases within a day; Education Minister suggests schools will be shut again if Omicron cases increase

Published on 23rd December 2021
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With nine-year-old testing positive for Omicron in Mysuru, Karnataka's total tally rises to 20

The primary and secondary contacts both in the child's school and neighbourhood around home are being traced and tested for COVID and Omicron variant. Officials said that the school is sanitised 

Published on 23rd December 2021
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Indian parents want schools shut only when multiple Omicron cases are found, finds survey

The survey with over 10,000 parents as respondents was conducted amid concerns being raised over the new COVID-19 variant and its rising cases

Published on 16th December 2021
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What the FAQ: What does the USA's boycott of Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing mean for the world?

China has 0 cases of Omicron and a total of 1,107 active COVID cases. Last week, Chinese officials said that Omicron would "certainly bring some challenges in terms of prevention and control"

Published on 7th December 2021
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Two Omicron cases detected in Karnataka, CM likely to announce SOPs today. What comes next?

On November 26, the WHO classified Omicron as a 'variant of concern'. The news followed impositions of travel restrictions by several countries. Omicron has been confirmed in 30 countries up until now

Published on 3rd December 2021
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Omicron: Survey by private firm predicts that in-person attendance in schools may soon drop by 14 per cent

Schools in India are likely to see a 14 per cent drop in students attending in-person classes due to concerns sparked by Omicron' the new variant of the Coronavirus, according to a nationwide survey

Published on 2nd December 2021

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