61 travellers from South Africa in Netherlands positive for Covid-19

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AMSTERDAM: Dutch health authorities said that 61 people who arrived in Amsterdam on two flights from South Africa on Friday tested positive for Covid-19, and they were conducting further...

Hope India’s tour of South Africa goes ahead: Farhan Behardien | Cricket News

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JOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa batting all-rounder Farhan Behardien is hoping that the new COVID-19 variant, which is causing alarm here, will not jeopardise India’s tour of the country next...

For now, India’s tour of South Africa stays as planned amid rise of Covid-19 variant | Cricket News

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MUMBAI: India’s tour of South Africa stays on schedule. Apropos of the overriding fear of a new variant – B.1.1529 of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the Genome Sequencing Activity...

New variant has ‘very unusual constellation of mutations’

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Scientists are still unclear on how effective vaccines will be against the new variant flagged by a team in South Africa, which displays mutations that might resist neutralisation. Only...

Jittery nations rush to restrict travel as new variant emerges

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European countries on Friday joined Singapore, Israel and others in restricting travel from southern Africa in a frantic effort to keep a newly identified, and apparently significantly evolved, variant...

Covid-19: New variant not here yet, checks up | India News

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NEW DELHI: No case of the new variant B.1.1.529 has been detected in India so far, health ministry sources said. However, Hong Kong and Israel have been added to...

US to curb travel from eight southern African countries over new Covid-19 variant

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WASHINGTON: The United States will restrict entry to travelers from eight southern African countries over concerns about a new Covid-19 variant found in South Africa, President Joe Biden said...

africa: EU countries agree to suspend travel to southern Africa

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BRUSSELS: European Union states have agreed to suspend travel from southern Africa after the detection of a new Covid-19 variant, the presidency of the EU said on Friday. A...

New Covid variant throws sport in South Africa into turmoil | More sports News

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JOHANNESBURG: South African sport was thrown into turmoil on Friday following the announcement of travel bans following the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the country. Two...

New coronavirus variant may bypass existing immunity: AIIMS Professor | News

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Nov 26, 2021, 10:30PM ISTSource: ANI AIIMS Centre for Community Medicine Professor Dr Sanjay K Rai warned of B.1.1.529 variant of coronavirus. While speaking to ANI, he said, “It’s...