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Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG)

The government has set up the “Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG)” for the genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 across India. Highlights This was announced by the Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare in a written reply in Lok Sabha. The minister also highlighted that, this consortium comprises of ten ..

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Second Global summit on Covid-19

The Second Global Summit on COVID-19 was recently held virtually. Who hosted the Second Global Summit on COVID-19? The summit was co-hosted by the United States, Belize, Germany, Indonesia, and Senegal. What are the objectives of the Second Global Summit on COVID-19? To accelerate efforts to increase global vaccine coverage. To enhance access to tests ..

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Extension of INSACOG Network to neighbour countries

Recently, India announced to extend its “SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) network” to neighbour countries, to fight against Covid-19. Key Facts INSACOG is a network of laboratories for genomic sequencing and surveillance. India will also work for the implementation of “TRIPS waiver”, that it co-sponsored with South Africa for diversifying its local manufacturing in regional markets. ..

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Indian SARS – CoV – 2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG)

INSACOG is a multi-lab agency. It was established by the Government of India in 2020 to monitor the genomic variations of COVID-19. In the beginning, there were ten labs. The number has now increased largely. About INSACOG The labs identify and expand the genome sequences of COVID-19 virus. Through this they understand how the virus ..

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Health Ministry issues alert on COVID variants

Union Health Ministry has issued alert on the risk posed by South African variant of COVID-19. Key Points The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported that multiple cases of “COVID-19 variant 8.1.1529” have been reported in recent time. Botswana reported 3 cases, South Africa reported 6 cases while Honk Kong reported 1 case. ..

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New AY.12 sub-lineage of Delta Variant

Indian states have reported new cases of sub-lineage AY.12 of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, in recent months. According to experts, this new sub-lineage could be a reason behind the recent surge in COVID cases in Israel. Highlights According to India Sars Cov2 Genome Consortium (INSACOG’s) update, even though 60 percent of the population are fully vaccinated ..

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INSACOG report: Delta variant driving infections in India

A genome sequencing government consortium of Laboratories in India, INSACOG, stressed that breakthrough infections of coronavirus cases in India comprise a high proportion of Delta variant. Key Points INSACOG Highlights that, Continuing COVID-19 outbreaks in India are the result of Delta variant, susceptible population and reduced vaccine effectiveness in breaking the transmission. However, it adds, ..

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