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Genome Sequencing Declines As 5 Labs Shut In India

As many as five labs, involved in genome sequencing of Coronavirus, have closed as a result of a lack of funds for reagents, as told by a top Union health ministry official NDTV. These chemical reagents are essential in finding the Omicron variant. Those five labs were part of 38 such research labs, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genetic Consortium (INSACOG), that were tasked with genome sequencing. Why Is Genome Sequencing Crucial ? As per reports, a 40% decline has been reported in the mapping of cases within the last four weeks. Approximately, 25,000 samples have gone through the process under the Omicron surge. Whereas, the latest number of COVID-19 infections crossed the 3 lakh mark today. The closure of the labs can prove a double whammy for the spreading of the contagious ...

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India Begins Booster Doses For Health Workers, Frontline Warriors And Senior Citizens!

India has started administering the booster doses against COVID-19 on the 10th January. This phase of the vaccination programme includes the health workers, the front line warriors and senior citizens. India Starts Precautionary Dose to curb the surge of Omicron Variant PM Modi had announced the inoculation of a precautionary dose on December 25 last year amid the surge of Omicron variant. The decision will surely help increase the safety net for those who are at higher risk. The health ministry states the CoWIN app will be sending notifications to the eligible candidates. In addition to that eligible people can directly go to the centre to have a jab too. More than 9 lakh precautionary doses were administered on the very first day. There are nearly one crore health workers ...

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PM Chairs Covid-19 Review Meet: Focus On Health Infrastructure And Vaccination Drive

PM chairs covid-19 review meeting today to understand the situation of the pandemic in the country. The high level meeting aims to understand the preparedness of the health infrastructure and vaccination status of different states. As there is a sharp rise in the number of the cases due to the Omicron variant in the country. So, this meet focuses on this aspect too. The meeting also entitled the importance of testing, tracing, micro containment zones and effective home isolation in asymptomatic or mild cases. PM CHAIRS COVID-19 REVIEW MEET COVID-19 REVIEW MEETING DETAILS: The meeting was attended by the Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Home Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health and Welfare Smt. Bharati Pravin Pawar, NITI Aayog Health Member Rajiv Gauba, Dr. V. K. Paul Min...

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Night Curfew: A Political Satire To Restrain The Covid-19 Spread

Night Curfew is a term which has become synonymous with Covid-19. Whenever there is a rise in cases of corona all states one by one start imposing their own deadlines. But the irony is this that these politicians when stages a rally of thousands forgets the presence of the pandemic. On one hand these politicians keep reminding us that we have to stay vigilant to stay protected but they are the ones who sets the opposite example in real life. Moreover there is no significant scientific data to show that night curfew can cut down the spread of infection. It seems more like joining a bandwagon rather than a step for precaution taken by these political parties. PM Modi addressing the rally in UP recently Night Curfew: How Much It Can Help In Preventing Spread Of Covid-19 Several Sta...

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Vaccination’s Plan Revised: Precautionary Dose For Corona Warriors And Senior Citizens!

Vaccination's plan revised for year 2022 in India releases today on the eve of Xmas. This new plan is announced is by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi via a live press release. These additions are done due to the rise of Omicron in the country and across the world. In today's speech PM congratulates the nation for the festive time and he also reminds people not to forget the presence of Corona around us. He says that till date India has administered more than 141 crore doses of vaccine. He appeals to all to stay vigilant and wear mask and sanitize. Vaccination plan revised children 15 - 18 years will receive jabs from 3rd Jan 2022 Vaccination Plan 2022 Highlights: The Vaccination plan is the key to keep our fight on against Corona. Considering this thing in mind few...

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