JOHANNESBURG, Dec 6: Higher hospital admissions among children during a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections in South Africa that has been driven by the Omicron coronavirus variant should not prompt panic as infections have been mild, a health official said on Saturday.

India sees sharp rise in daily deaths from COVID-19

Published On: December 5, 2021 04:02 PM NPT By: Republica

NEW DELHI, Dec 5: India recorded a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 deaths during the past day, as 2,796 more people died, showed the federal health ministry's official figures released on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Nepal recorded 205 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday along with 436 recoveries and one death, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

UK tightens travel testing rules amid omicron concerns

Published On: December 5, 2021 01:10 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, Dec 5: Britain’s government tightened travel restrictions Saturday amid concerns about the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, saying all travelers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Nepal recorded 238 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday along with 392 recoveries and five deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

Sri Lanka detects first patient infected with Omicron variant

Published On: December 4, 2021 05:31 PM NPT By: Republica

COLOMBO, Dec 4: Sri Lanka's Health Ministry on Friday said the country had detected its first patient infected with the Omicron variant of the COVID-19.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 4: With the new variant ‘Omicron’ of COVID-19 detected in a number of African countries and in India, security in the western border of Gadda Chauki has been heightened.

India records 9,216 new COVID-19 cases on Friday

Published On: December 3, 2021 04:26 PM NPT By: Republica

India's COVID-19 tally rose to 34,615,757 on Friday as 9,216 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: As many as 347 people recovered from COVID-19 on Friday, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population. Similarly, Nepal recorded 246 new cases of COVID-19 with no death from the deadly virus on the same day.

Omicron coronavirus variant found in multiple US states

Published On: December 3, 2021 01:14 PM NPT By: Republica

NEW YORK, Dec 3: The omicron variant of COVID-19, which had been undetected in the U.S. before the middle of this week, had been discovered in at least five states by the end of Thursday, showing yet again how mutations of the virus can circumnavigate the globe with speed and ease.