Omicron

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  • Beware of BA.2 Omicron during Noruz, expert says 2022-03-14 17:46

    Beware of BA.2 Omicron during Noruz, expert says

    TEHRAN - Masoud Mardani, a member of the National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control, has warned of a sublineage of Omicron variant, codenamed BA.2, which is highly probable to spread during Noruz holidays.

  • Iranian-made vaccine against Omicron begins clinical trial 2022-03-02 17:11

    Iranian-made vaccine against Omicron begins clinical trial

    TEHRAN – COVIRAN plus, the first homegrown vaccine against Omicron strain, started the human trial by being injected into 210 volunteers, Minoo Mohraz, a member of the National Scientific Committee of COVID-19, has stated.

  • COVIRAN Barkat vaccine 2022-02-16 18:30

    CovIran Plus elicits protective neutralization against Omicron: study

    TEHRAN – Results of a study conducted by Iranian scientists show that the domestically-developed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate, BIV1-CovIran Plus, produces neutralizing antibodies against the Omicron variant.

  • Social distancing: 8 resorts where the slopes are less skied 2022-02-12 18:29

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Social distancing: 8 resorts where the slopes are less skied

    TEHRAN – As you may know, Iranian land is covered with chains of jagged, low, or towing mountains some of which are comparable with those in the Alps.

  • Iran developing two vaccines against Omicron 2022-02-07 17:46

    Iran developing two vaccines against Omicron

    TEHRAN – Two domestic companies have conducted research to develop vaccines against the Omicron strain, ISNA reported on Monday.

  • Homegrown molecular kits detecting new Omicron strains 2022-02-04 16:55

    Homegrown molecular kits detecting new Omicron strains

    TEHRAN – A knowledge-based company developed a technological test kit to diagnose the new Omicron strains, IRNA reported on Friday.

  • Seemingly mild Omicron still murderous 2022-01-16 16:44

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Seemingly mild Omicron still murderous

    TEHRAN – Reporting the first three lives claimed by apparently mild coronavirus variant can bring back the dark days of three-digit deaths so that it should be taken more seriously.

  • کرونا اومیکرون 2022-01-09 17:48

    Omicron could peak in Iran in coming weeks, expert warns

    TEHRAN – The secretary of the National Scientific Committee of Coronavirus has warned that the Omicron-fueled surge in COVID-19 cases is likely to peak in the country in the coming weeks.

  • IRCS expands activity in border areas to contain Omicron 2022-01-01 16:48

    IRCS expands activity in border areas to contain Omicron

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has enhanced its presence on the land, air, and sea borders to detect infected passengers and quarantine those with Omicron symptoms, IRIB reported on Saturday.

  • Omicron rapid test kit produced domestically 2021-12-31 16:50

    Omicron rapid test kit produced domestically

    TEHRAN – An Iranian technology company has developed an antigen-based rapid detection kit, which can detect the Omicron variant in less than 20 minutes, Mehr news agency reported on Thursday.

  • Iran closes Afghan border as Omicron surges 2021-12-29 17:56

    Iran closes Afghan border as Omicron surges

    TEHRAN – With the outbreak of Omicron, Afghan travelers are not allowed to enter Iran through the Dogarun border for 15 days, according to the National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control.

  • Iran not to apply travel restrictions to all air passengers 2021-12-26 21:36

    Iran not to apply travel restrictions to all air passengers

    TEHRAN – Iran’s deputy tourism minister has said the newly-declared travel restrictions do not apply to all air passengers.

  • Yalda night celebration or welcoming Omicron? 2021-12-20 17:09

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Yalda night celebration or welcoming Omicron?

    TEHRAN – It has been over a year that Iranians are fighting coronavirus, avoiding traditions and celebrations, however, this year, Yalda night has arrived concurrent with the new contagious strain, and family gatherings will be a door to welcome Omicron.

  • Omicron outbreak needs restrictions, quarantine 2021-12-19 16:36

    Omicron outbreak needs restrictions, quarantine

    TEHRAN – The rapid outbreak of the Omicron strain requires restrictions and preventive measures, or the country will face another peak in the next three to four weeks, Hamidreza Jama’ati, Secretary of the National Scientific Committee of Coronavirus, has warned.

  • اُمیکرون 2021-12-19 12:58

    Iran reports first case of Omicron variant

    TEHRAN – The first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant has been identified in Iran, Mohammad Mehdi Gooya, head of the health ministry’s diseases management center, confirmed on Sunday.

  • UK inflation spikes to decade-high 2021-12-15 18:29

    UK inflation spikes to decade-high

    TEHRAN - British inflation has rocketed to its highest level for more than 10 years on broad-based price gains, data showed on Wednesday, sparking fears that wages will fail to keep pace on the eve of a Bank of England interest rate decision.

  • U.S. health sector at “breaking point” 2021-12-15 18:28

    U.S. health sector at “breaking point”

    TEHRAN - The United States does not have a uniform health system and has no universal healthcare coverage. The health sector in comparison to other high-income countries is filled with disparities and disadvantages. And new research has added heavyweight to that argument.

  • Germany to remove Iran from its high-risk list 2021-12-11 21:36

    Germany to remove Iran from its high-risk list

    TEHRAN - Updating the list of countries that are highly affected by the COVID-19 disease, the German authorities have announced that Iran and four other countries will be removed from the high-risk list on Sunday, December 12.

  • Iran has not stopped issuing tourist visas: official 2021-12-03 17:58

    Iran has not stopped issuing tourist visas: official

    TEHRAN – By the emergence of a highly contagious Omicron variant, Iran has not stopped issuing tourist visas, which it resumed on October 23 following 19 months of suspension to curb the virus.

  • No evidence of Omicron reported in Iran 2021-11-30 17:51

    No evidence of Omicron reported in Iran

    TEHRAN – To date, no cases of the new coronavirus strain, which is prevalent in South Africa, have been reported in the country, Health Minister Bahram Einollahi announced on Tuesday.

  • Iran takes measures to block Omicron strain 2021-11-27 17:35

    Iran takes measures to block Omicron strain

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Health Ministry has adopted new regulations to prevent the new variant of coronavirus, called B.1.1.529, or Omicron, from entering the country.