Omicron COVID-19 variant

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • foreign tourists 2021-12-24 18:03

    Iran bans arrivals from African, European countries over new Covid variant

    TEHRAN – Due to the outbreak of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, Iranian authorities have prohibited the direct and indirect entry of passengers from eight African countries and four European ones for 15 days, ISNA reported on Thursday. 

  • 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.