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US announces $122 million fund to Indian medical research institutes to address challenges posed by infectious diseases
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US announces $122 million fund to Indian medical research institutes to address challenges posed by infectious diseases

The funding will be distributed over a period of five years to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), National Institute of Virology (NIV) and National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE)

US officials extend mask rule for travel by a month while considering road ahead
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US officials extend mask rule for travel by a month while considering road ahead

The mask mandate was scheduled to expire 18 March, but the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that it will extend the requirement through 18 April.

US health agency recommends shorter COVID-19 isolation, quarantine amid surging cases
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US health agency recommends shorter COVID-19 isolation, quarantine amid surging cases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop

US makes COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all border crossers like truck drivers, govt officials from 22 January
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US makes COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all border crossers like truck drivers, govt officials from 22 January

Essential travellers entering by ferry will also be required to be fully vaccinated by the same date

US CDC issues 'Level One' COVID-19 travel health notice for Americans travelling to India
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US CDC issues 'Level One' COVID-19 travel health notice for Americans travelling to India

However, the US State Department issued level two and three travel advisories for India and Pakistan

US lifts pandemic travel ban at airports and land borders from today; only vaccinated travellers allowed
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US lifts pandemic travel ban at airports and land borders from today; only vaccinated travellers allowed

According to CDC, the US will accept travellers who have been fully vaccinated with any of the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organisation, not just those in use in the US

US eases travel advisory on India from Level 4 to Level 2 as COVID situation improves
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US eases travel advisory on India from Level 4 to Level 2 as COVID situation improves

The CDC has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for India indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country. Early this year, the US had put India in Level 4

US eases travel advisory on India from Level 4 to Level 3 but 'urges citizens to reconsider travel'
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US eases travel advisory on India from Level 4 to Level 3 but 'urges citizens to reconsider travel'

The latest travel advisory replaces the one issued on 5 May that had placed India in the Level 4 category

US relaxes mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, paving return to pre-pandemic life
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US relaxes mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, paving return to pre-pandemic life

Referring to the latest CDC guidelines, President Joe Biden hailed a 'great day for America' as US officials said vaccinated people can go mask-less in most indoor and outdoor settings

'Very high level' of COVID-19 in India: US advises its citizens to avoid travel even if fully vaccinated
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'Very high level' of COVID-19 in India: US advises its citizens to avoid travel even if fully vaccinated

The recommendation from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's comes a day after Britain placed India on its COVID-19 travel red list

Ebola survivor infected years ago may have started new outbreak in Guinea, claim researchers
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Ebola survivor infected years ago may have started new outbreak in Guinea, claim researchers

The survivor harboured the virus for at least five years and then transmitted it via semen to a sex partner, researchers reported in articles published in Science and Stat. Until now, the longest the ebola virus had been known to persist in a survivor was 500 days

People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can gather indoors without wearing masks or social distancing, announces CDC
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People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can gather indoors without wearing masks or social distancing, announces CDC

The guidance is designed to address growing demand, as more adults have been getting vaccinated and wondering if it gives them greater freedom to visit family members, travel, or do other things like they did before the pandemic swept the world last year

Joe Biden dismisses Donald Trump's push to lift COVID-19 travel restrictions from Europe, Brazil
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Joe Biden dismisses Donald Trump's push to lift COVID-19 travel restrictions from Europe, Brazil

Trump on Monday said that the travel ban, which applied to any foreigner present in those countries, would no longer be needed from 26 January

Caught in deadly race with new COVID strain, Britain 'gambles' with mix-and-match vaccine regimen
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Caught in deadly race with new COVID strain, Britain 'gambles' with mix-and-match vaccine regimen

Scientists have slammed the new guidance which allows for the interchange of vaccines, if the second dose of the vaccine originally received is not available, saying officials have abandoned science and are just trying to 'guess their way out of a mess'

Moderna to file today for US, EU clearance for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine
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Moderna to file today for US, EU clearance for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna, which created its shots with the US National Institutes of Health, said it got the final needed results over the weekend that suggest the vaccine is more than 94 percent effective

Donald Trump says COVID-19 vaccine to be ready for mass distribution in US by October, condradicts CDC head
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Donald Trump says COVID-19 vaccine to be ready for mass distribution in US by October, condradicts CDC head

The US president made the prediction as the COVID-19 vaccine is still being tested in human subjects, and some health experts believed a highly effective vaccine is several months way

Wouldn't trust Donald Trump's word on COVID vaccine's safety before 3 November election, says Kamala Harris
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Wouldn't trust Donald Trump's word on COVID vaccine's safety before 3 November election, says Kamala Harris

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this week told states to be ready to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by 1 November

Important to conduct more Coronavirus tests even if it is just using standard rapid test
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Important to conduct more Coronavirus tests even if it is just using standard rapid test

The CDC’s calculations suggest that it is extremely difficult to detect any live virus in a sample above a threshold of 33 cycles.

US CDC introduces new tick and mosquito repellent made from grapefruit, cedar trees
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US CDC introduces new tick and mosquito repellent made from grapefruit, cedar trees

The chemical is the first novel insect repellent introduced since 2009, and can also fight resistance to many common insect repellents seen today.

Facebook, Instagram to remind users to wear masks amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Facebook, Instagram to remind users to wear masks amid COVID-19 pandemic

The banners come as the social media giant struggles to contain disinformation about COVID-19 and face coverings on the platform.