Omicron Live News Updates: Early reports encouraging about Omicron variant, says Fauci

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Economic Times | 06 Dec, 2021 | 07.42AM IST

U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations. President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that scientists need more information before drawing conclusions about omicron’s severity.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrive in India today to hold the 21st annual India-Russia summit with PM Modi

Over 3 crore ITRs filed on e-filing portal of Income Tax department as of December 3

  • More than three crore Income Tax Returns have now been filed on the new e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department as of December 3, informed the Ministry of Finance on Sunday
  • According to a press statement from the ministry, the number of ITRs filed per day is over four lakh and increasing every day as the extended due date of December 31, 2021, is approaching

Omnicron: Health Minister reviews RTPCR testing facilities at IGI airport for passengers from at-risk countries

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya reviewed RTPCR testing facilities for passengers coming from “at-risk” countries at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday. Following the visit, he said that 35 rapid RT-PCR testing machines are functional within Terminal III of the airport.

India’s Omicron tally reaches 21 with new cases from Maharashtra and Rajasthan

Omicron cases present in at least 15 US states

At least 15 US states have confirmed the presence of COVID-19 variant, Omicron, said US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Assam reports 101 new COVID-19 cases, 158 recoveries and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours

Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives at Delhi Palam airport

Lavrov will meet External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar and take part in the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue between India and Russia.

Tamil Nadu has not detected any cases of Omicron variant

Nine people test positive for Omicron variant of coronavirus in Rajasthan: Official

Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations.

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