Omicron effect? Apple pauses return to office plan, will give bonus to people working from home

Apple doesn’t want its employees to return to the office by February 1. Amid rising concern about the new Covid-19 variant, Apple has decided to push back its corporate return-to-office deadline. Earlier, Apple had asked its employees to return to the office by February 1 but now the Cupertino-giant doesn’t seem to…

India logs 6,990 new Covid-19 cases, 15.9% lower than yesterday

India registered 6,990 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 15.9 per cent lower than yesterday, according to the health ministry data. With this, the total caseload has risen to 3,45,87,822. Top five states which have registered maximum cases are Kerala with 3,382 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu with 730 cases,…

Omicron cryptocurrency spikes over 900 pct in 2 days even as new Covid-19 variant hits Bitcoin prices

Arelatively unknown cryptocurrency called Omicron (OMIC), which coincidently shares its name with the new Covid-19 variant, has spiked more than 900 per cent over the last 48 hours. Omicron’s OMIC token hit an all-time high of $689 on Monday morning, once again reminding us how weird crypto market and trading can be.…

Madhya Pradesh Schools to operate with 50% capacity amid fears of new COVID-19 variant

Madhya Pradesh Schools will be operating at 50% capacity from today. The government has taken this decision as the state prepares itself to tackle the fear of new COVID-19 variant. Details on new guidelines here. Madhya Pradesh Schools have been asked to operate at 50% capacity from today – November 29, 2021. The…

India reports 10,549 new Covid-19 infections, 15.7% higher than yesterday

India reported 10,549 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, 15.7 per cent higher than yesterday, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry. This brings the country’s cumulative caseload to 3,45,55,431. Total recoveries were at 3,39,77,830 across the country. A total of 9,868 patients recovered in the last 24…

India reports 18,346 new Covid-19 cases, lowest in 209 days

India Monday reported 18,346 new Covid-19 cases, the lowest in 209 days. This is the 11th straight day that daily cases of coronavirus in the country remained below 30,000. Kerala reported 8,850 new cases and 149 deaths. The death toll climbed to 4.49 lakh with 263 fresh fatalities. The active…

Opinion: Vaccine Protection Is Fading, But Vaccines Still Work

It seems like not a day goes by without a new Covid-19 study to spark a bit of anxiety: Moderna Makes Twice as Many Antibodies as Pfizer, Study Says; Previous Covid Prevents Delta Infection Better Than Pfizer Shot;  South African Scientists Say New Variant May Have ‘Increased Transmissibility.’ Despite…