Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicCommunity transmission

Topic: Community transmission

Time to move past test-track-treat as Omicron officially at community transmission, say experts

Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) says 'Omicron is now in community transmission in India and has become dominant in multiple metros'.

Declare Covid is in ‘community transmission’, save lives: Delhi Health Minister tells Centre

Satyendar Jain had made the request last June too, and reiterated it in a meeting chaired by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan amid Covid surge across India.

Super-spreaders behind India’s explosive Covid outbreak, study in Science says

A group of patients that included about 8% of India’s confirmed cases later led to almost two-thirds of its total infections, scientists said.

Why the spread of coronavirus is forcing scientists to rethink herd immunity

Scientists have started to investigate the possibility of heterogeneity in the way humans interact, and in our inherent, biological susceptibility to this disease.

New Zealand reports 13 community cases as new Covid outbreak widens

PM Jacinda Ardern has put Auckland, a city of 1.6 million people, into lockdown for an initial period of 3 days as health officials try to trace the origin of the infections.

Delhi’s Covid-19 infection fatality rate stands at 0.07%, show sero survey results

Large variation in infection rates found in 11 districts with Central Delhi registering the highest rate at 27.86%. 

Bengal announces 2-day lockdown every week as community transmission recorded in few areas

The decision was taken following a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat, said Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay.

Community transmission present in 2 coastal hamlets in Kerala, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Vijayan said that an unprecedented situation was prevailing in the coastal region of Thiruvananthapuram, as the Covid case count rose to 11,066 in the state.

Health ministry website takes down paper that said community transmission was on since April

Govt move to pull down document comes after Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan again denied there was community transmission of Covid in India.

Govt says India not in community transmission stage, only 49 districts account for 80% cases

At the first health ministry Covid briefing in a month, govt defends ICMR’s ‘rush vaccine’ letter & said doctors don't require its nod for plasma therapy.

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File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

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China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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