Saturday, January 28, 2023

COVID

China seeks to minimize COVID risk during travel rush

China is seeking to minimize the possibility of a major new COVID-19 outbreak during this month’s Lunar New Year travel rush following the end of most pandemic containment measures.The Transportation Ministry on Friday called on travelers to reduce trips...

India logs 188 fresh cases in last 24 hrs

India reported a total 188 fresh Covid cases on Wednesday in the last 24 hrs, against 157 cases reported the previous day, said Union Health Ministry. However, no Covid related death has been reported in the same period in the...

Mock drills across country to check Covid readiness

Mock drills were held at health facilities across India on Tuesday to check operational readiness to deal with any spurt in COVID-19 infection, with Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya saying the country has to remain alert and prepared as...

Christmas zeal returns to NE after 2 yrs of Covid

Christmas is always a season of cheer, joy, and festivities for most northeastern states, specially in Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Nagaland.Important installations, churches, shops, parks, graveyards and the houses were lit up with colourful lights, flowers and Christians motifs.After celebrating...

Covid: MoCA issues guidelines for random testing of intl passengers

With random coronavirus testing of international arriving passengers set to start from Saturday, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has said that airlines’ crew members will have to bring such identified passengers to the testing facility at the airport.Against the...

COVID: Kerala govt to step up measures to stop spread

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in many foreign countries, the Kerala government on Wednesday sounded an alert of a possible spread of the virus and directed the district authorities to gear up the whole genome sequencing of positive...

WHO ‘very concerned’ about reports of severe COVID in China

The head of the World Health Organisation said the agency is “very concerned” about rising reports of severe coronavirus disease across China after the country largely abandoned its “zero COVID” policy, warning that its lagging vaccination rate could result...

Mask up, take the jab, Covid not over yet: Centre

In view of a sudden spurt in COVID cases in China and some other countries, the Union health minister on Wednesday reviewed the situation in the country and asked people to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour, including wearing masks in crowded...

COVID No Longer ‘Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’

For the first time, the majority of people dying from COVID-19 in America have been vaccinated.“We can no longer say this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Kaiser Family Foundation Vice President Cynthia Cox, who conducted the analysis, told...

Nobel Awards to take place in Sweden with full glitz after Covid

Nobel laureates congregated in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Saturday for the first fully in-person award ceremonies complete with a formal banquet since the COVID-19 pandemic that curtailed events in the past two years.The ceremony starts at 1500 GMT...