Saturday, January 28, 2023

COVID-19

Track electrification to Silchar by 2023-end: NFR GM

Trains running on electric traction are expected to reach Barak Valley of southern Assam by the end of this year, a top Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) official said.Work of track electrification is going on in full swing, especially in...

World is in state of crisis: PM Modi

Voice of Global South virtual summit The world is in a state of crisis and it is difficult to predict how long this state of instability will last, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday referring to various global challenges...

Protestors clash with police at covid antigen kit factory in China

Protesters clashed with police in central China during a demonstration on Saturday by hundreds of people at a factory producing COVID-19 antigen kits, several videos posted to social media showed.Online users said the protest was over wages and the...

COVID-19: Beijing hospital runs out of beds

Patients, most of them elderly, are lying on stretchers in hallways and taking oxygen while sitting in wheelchairs as COVID-19 surges in China’s capital Beijing.The Chuiyangliu hospital in the city’s east was packed with newly arrived patients on Thursday....

Decennial Census to be further delayed: Officials

The exercise to carry out the decennial census has been further postponed — at least till September 30, officials said. The housing listing phase of the census and the exercise to update the National Population Register (NPR) were scheduled...

Beijing threatens response to ‘unacceptable’ virus measures

The Chinese government blasted COVID-19 testing requirements imposed on passengers from China and threatened countermeasures against countries involved, which include the U.S. and several European nations.“We believe that the entry restrictions adopted by some countries targeting China lack scientific...

Mandaviya reviews status of essential medicines, drugs

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Thursday pharma companies to ensure adequate stocks and availability of all drugs, including those for Covdi-19 management, in the supply chain up to the retail level amid rise in Covid cases in some countries....

Negative RT-PCR must for passengers from 6 countries

The government is likely to make it mandatory for passengers arriving from China and five other places to have negative RT-PCR reports from next week, official sources said on Wednesday. They also cautioned that the next 40 days will...

India may see Covid surge in Jan: Officials

The next 40 days are going to be crucial as India may see a surge in COVID-19 cases in January, official sources said on Wednesday citing the pattern of previous outbreaks.“Previously, it has been noticed that a new wave...

BF.7 variant shows low virulence: K’taka Health Min

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Tuesday said the BF.7 variant of COVID-19 is transmissible with low virulence, but emphasised that senior citizens, children and pregnant women must remain cautious. He said COVID response mock drills to check readiness...