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COVID-19 And Omicron Live News: India Records 2,55,874 New Coronavirus Cases

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The Novel Coronavirus 2019 also known as COVID-19, nCov-2019 and SARS-COV-2, or the Wuhan virus is a severe acute respiratory syndrome first found in the city of Wuhan in China on 31 DecemberAt 2019. Coronavirus spreads through human contact or contact with infected surfaces, and mainly through droplets in the air. The Coronavirus HELPLINE NUMBERS are 1075 / 1800112545 / +91-11-23978046. The HELPLINE EMAIL ADDRESS: ncov2019[at]gmail[dot]com. Catch all the latest updates on Coronavirus outbreak in the live blog here.

  • Jan 25, 2022 5:47 PM
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Cancels Her Wedding Due To Omicron Restrictions

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cancelled her own wedding due to the Omicron restrictions in her country. She said, "My wedding will not be going ahead...I am no different to, dare I say it, thousands of other New Zealanders who have had much more devastating impacts felt by the pandemic, the most gutting of which is the inability to be with a loved one sometimes when they are gravely ill. That will far, far outstrip any sadness I experience."

  • Jan 25, 2022 5:41 PM
    India Records 2,55,874 New COVID Cases

    Breaking a five-day streak of reporting over three lakh daily COVID cases, India on January 25 recorded 2,55,874 new coronavirus cases, reports NDTV.

  • Jan 25, 2022 5:10 PM
    Former Defence Minister Sharad Pawar Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Former Defence Minister and NCP President Sharad Pawar has tested positive for COVID-19, he informed on January 24. Read more at:

  • Jan 23, 2022 11:46 PM
    COVID-19 Heading Towards 'Endemic': Senior Epidemiologist, AIIMS

    COVID-19 is heading towards 'endemic', says AIIMS senior epidemiologist.

  • Jan 23, 2022 11:44 PM
    Maharashtra Reports 40,805 New COVID Cases

    Maharashtra reported 40,805 new cases and 44 deaths on January 23.

  • Jan 23, 2022 11:42 PM
    Actor Jayaram Subramaniam Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Actor Jayaram Subramaniam has tested positive for COVID-19. He said on Instagram, "Hi everyone, I have tested positive for Covid-19 today. This is a reminder that the virus is still among us." He added, "I urge those who have been in close contact with me to isolate themselves and get tested if experiencing symptoms. I have started my treatment for the same. Hoping to see you all very soon."

  • Jan 23, 2022 11:38 PM
    Filmmaker Selvaraghavan Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Filmmaker Selvaraghavan has tested positive for COVID-19. He wrote on Twitter on January 23, "Good morning. I have just tested positive today, 23/01/2022, for COVID-19. If anyone has come in contact with me in the last two to three days kindly consult your physician on what you should be doing. Please stay vigilant. Urging everyone to mask up and stay safe."

  • Jan 23, 2022 1:10 AM
    COVID-Positive Foreign Travellers No Longer Need To Stay At Isolation Facility

    In its revised 'Guidelines for International Arrivals', the government said foreign arrivals, who test positive, will still have to undergo home quarantine for seven days even after they test negative, and undertake RT-PCR test on the eighth day of arrival in India, reports PTI.

  • Jan 23, 2022 12:52 AM
    Grammys To Be Held In Las Vegas On April 3

    The 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony has been postponed and will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022.

  • Jan 23, 2022 12:50 AM
    IPL 2022 To Begin In March Without Spectators

    Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah said that the IPL 2022 season will begin in the last week of March and conclude in May.

  • Jan 23, 2022 12:43 AM
    Now 6 Members Can Register On CoWIN Through One Mobilephone

    One can now register up to 6 members under one mobile number, and correct your vaccine status in case of data entry errors on Co-WIN app, as per a tweet by Dr Sudhakar K, Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education, Government of Karnataka.

  • Jan 23, 2022 12:36 AM
    Schools, Colleges To Reopen In Karnataka From Jan 24, Except In Bengaluru

    Schools and colleges will reopen in all districts of Karnataka from January 24, except in Bengaluru.

  • Jan 23, 2022 12:32 AM
    India Reports 3,30,836 New COVID-19 Cases

    India reported 3,30,836 new COVID-19 cases and 512 deaths on January 22, 2022.

  • Jan 23, 2022 12:26 AM
    Karnataka: No Weekend Curfew, But Night Curfew To Continueto continue.

    Karnataka lifts weekend curfew, but night curfew to continue.

  • Jan 23, 2022 12:22 AM
    COVID: Pune Schools Not To Reopen Physical Classes From Jan 24

    Pune schools won't resume physical classes from Monday, January 24, as there is a rise in COVID-19 cases again in the city. The rest of Maharashtra will see schools reopening on the date.

  • Jan 23, 2022 12:17 AM
    Harbhajan Singh And Geeta Basra Test Positive For COVID-19

    Cricketer Harbhajan Singh and actress Geeta Basra are the latest celeb couple to test positive for COVID-19. The couple shared the news on their respective social media handles.

  • Jan 22, 2022 12:37 PM
    Former Prime Minister HD Devegowda Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) president HD Devegowda tested positive for #COVID19. He has no symptoms and his health is stable: Office of HD Devegowda

  • Jan 21, 2022 10:50 PM
    COVID: Omicron Sub-Lineage BA.2 'Variant Under Investigation In The UK; Dubbed 'Stealth Variant'

    The UK health authorities said on January 21 that they will be conducting further analysis into a sub-lineage of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 after designating it a variant under investigation (VUI). The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), which monitors data related to the pandemic, said the sub-lineage known as BA.2 shows a low number of cases in the country, with the original Omicron lineage BA.1 still dominant. It has been dubbed 'Stealth Variant'. Read more at:

  • Jan 21, 2022 2:01 PM
    Singer Adele Postpones Las Vegas Residency Due To COVID-19

    British pop star Adele indefinitely postponed her residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas as many of the members from her team and crew tested COVID-19 positive. The multiple Grammy-winning singer made the announcement in a video she shared on her official Twitter and Instagram pages. “I’m so sorry. My show ain’t ready. We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to put it together in time and for it to be good enough for you but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and Covid,” the teary-eyed singer said, as reported on PTI.

  • Jan 21, 2022 2:00 PM
    Beijing Games Torch Relay Confined To Closed Venues

    The Beijing Winter Olympics torch relay will be cordoned off from the public because of concern about the spread of the coronavirus, organisers said on Friday. The relay involving 1,200 torchbearers will begin on Feb. 2 and wind up just two days later, on Feb. 4, when the Games open in the capital, Beijing, and neighbouring Hebei province, reports News 18.

  • Jan 21, 2022 1:59 PM
    Former Kerala CM V S Achuthanandan Hospitalised After Testing Covid-19 Positive

    Former Kerala Chief Minister, V S Achuthanandan was admitted to a hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19. The 98-year-old CPI(M) leader was shifted to a private hospital in the city after he contracted the virus from the nurse who had been taking care of him, reported News18.

  • Jan 21, 2022 1:02 AM
    COVID: Maharashtra, K'taka, UP And 3 Other States Flagged By Govt

    The health ministry has flagged COVID-19 concerns in six states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, as the virus spreads rapidly.

  • Jan 21, 2022 1:00 AM
    Noted Poet Chennaveera Kanavi Tests Positive For COVID; Karnataka Govt To Bear Medical Expenses

    After noted poet Chennaveera Kanavi tested positive for COVID-19, the Karnataka government announced that it will bear his medical expenses.

  • Jan 20, 2022 11:47 PM
    Actor Dulquer Salmaan Tests Positive For COVID-19; Says He Has Mild Flu Symptoms

    Dulquer Salmaan, the popular pan-Indian star tested positive for COVID-19. The health update was revealed by the Kurup actor himself, with a story on his official Instagram page today (January 20, Thursday). In his post, Dulquer Salmaan has revealed that he has mild flu symptoms and is doing fine otherwise. Read more at:

  • Jan 20, 2022 11:46 PM
    India Reports 3,17,532 New COVID Cases In The Last 24 Hours

    India recorded 3,17,532 new Covid cases on Wednesday, 12.2% higher than yesterday's reported 2.82 lakh daily cases, according to the Health Ministry, while 491 people have died due to Covid during the same period, taking the total death count in the country due to the infection to 487,693. Read more at:

  • Jan 19, 2022 9:51 AM
    2.82 Lakh New Covid Cases In India

    Over 2.82 lakh new COVID cases were reported in India over the past 24 hours, a rise of 18 per cent from yesterday's case count, reports NDTV. India has so far reported 8,961 cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant.

  • Jan 18, 2022 9:23 AM
    No Vaccine, No French Open For Novak Djokovic, Says French Sports Ministry

    No vaccine, no French Open for Novak Djokovic, says French Sports ministry, amid the tennis player's Australian Open controversy.

  • Jan 18, 2022 9:20 AM
    N Chandrababu Naidu Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu has tested positive for Coronavirus. He tweeted, "I've tested positive for COVID with mild symptoms. I have quarantined myself at home and taking all the necessary precautions. I would request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest. Please be safe and take care."

  • Jan 18, 2022 9:20 AM
    N Chandrababu Naidu Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu has tested positive for Coronavirus. He tweeted, "I've tested positive for COVID with mild symptoms. I have quarantined myself at home and taking all the necessary precautions. I would request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest. Please be safe and take care."

  • Jan 18, 2022 2:42 AM
    Israel Study: 4th Vaccine Shows Limited Results With Omicron

    An Israeli hospital says preliminary research indicates a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine provides only limited defense against the omicron variant that's raging around the world, reports PTI.



On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Coronavirus as a pandemic and since then, Italy, Spain, the UK, India, the USA and many other countries have been under lockdown in various phases. India has been under lockdown since 25 March 2020, with Lockdown 4.0 from May 18 until May 31 and a further lockdown in phases in June and July 2020 and later partial lockdowns throughout 2020. Since February 2021, some states in India went through a full lockdown for a few months due to the highly infectious second wave of COVID-19. It has been much more challenging than 2020 due to the shortage of oxygen, ventilators and hospital beds. Even as the cases have slowed down as of May 2021, experts have warned of a third wave of COVID-19 that could affect children and adults alike.

Archived live blog from March 2020:

March 8, 2020 - 03:20 am: In the Chinese city of Quanzhou, a hotel building that was being used as a coronavirus quarantine centre collapsed on March 7, killing 10 people, reports CNN. About 70 people were trapped in the building with 48 being rescued and 23 missing. The reason for the building collapse is not known yet.

March 8, 2020 - 02:39 am: New York has declared a state of emergency, as more than 81 cases of Coronavirus have been found in the state. The death toll due to Coronavirus in the USA has risen to 22.

March 7, 2020 - 10:00 pm: The Maldives has confirmed two cases of the Novel Coronavirus. The patients are employees of a resort and reportedly got infected after interaction with Italian tourists.

March 7, 2020 - 08:45 pm: In India, a fresh case of Coronavirus has been reported in the state of Tamil Nadu. The 45-year-old man who has been infected had reportedly returned from Oman.

March 7, 08:00 pm: The Department of Telecom (DoT) in India advised telecom operators to incorporate an audio clip in the mobile ringtones that would offer awareness messages on Coronavirus. Mobile operators have followed the instruction, with some operators exempting those users from the Coronavirus ringtone who have subscribed for special tones.

The Novel Coronavirus that originated in China has spread to over 220 countries in the world, including the USA, the UK, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, Germany, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Monaco, the Maldives, Qatar, Iran, Iraq, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and India, with the most number of cases and deaths being reported from China. The virus has also infected an entire cruise ship named Diamond Princess, with 696 confirmed cases and seven deaths.