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COVID-19 vaccination, including booster shots, to be delayed by 3 months post-recovery: Centre
India

COVID-19 vaccination, including booster shots, to be delayed by 3 months post-recovery: Centre

India has so far administered more than 161 crore vaccine doses including 74 lakh precaution jabs, says government

COVID-19 revised rules: Foreigners coming to India need not stay at isolation centres on testing positive
India

COVID-19 revised rules: Foreigners coming to India need not stay at isolation centres on testing positive

According to the revised 'Guidelines for International Arrivals' released on Thursday, the new norm will apply from 22 January till further order

Scientists develop new COVID diagnosis test using X-rays: Will it replace RT-PCR testing?
Health

Scientists develop new COVID diagnosis test using X-rays: Will it replace RT-PCR testing?

Experts who have designed this new method — using X-ray technology with Artificial Intelligence — say it is 98 per cent accurate and quicker than the conventional tests

COVD-19: Masks not recommended for children under five years, says health ministry in revised guidelines
India

COVD-19: Masks not recommended for children under five years, says health ministry in revised guidelines

The guidelines were reviewed by a group of experts in view of the current surge that is mainly attributed to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, which is also a variant of concern

US airline turns around in mid-flight due to passenger defying COVID-19 mask rule
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US airline turns around in mid-flight due to passenger defying COVID-19 mask rule

The airline said, "American Airlines flight 38 with service from Miami to London returned to MIA due to a disruptive customer refusing to comply with the federal mask requirement"

US president Joe Biden plans more public outreach, less legislation for his second year in office
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US president Joe Biden plans more public outreach, less legislation for his second year in office

The persistence of coronavirus, rising inflation and Congressional gridlock have exacted a bitter toll on Biden's approval rating and threatened a midterm routing for his party, but the US president sees no need for a major shift in direction

ISL 2021-22: Jamshedpur FC-Mumbai City FC fixture postponed due to COVID-19
Sports

ISL 2021-22: Jamshedpur FC-Mumbai City FC fixture postponed due to COVID-19

On Monday, the ISL match between Hyderabad FC and Jamshedpur FC was also postponed due to COVID-19, as was Thursday's game between Kerala Blasters FC and ATK Mohun Bagan

Watch: Man climbs tree, another wrestles with health officials in UP to avoid getting COVID-19 vaccine
India

Watch: Man climbs tree, another wrestles with health officials in UP to avoid getting COVID-19 vaccine

Reports suggest that Ballia is among the worst-performing districts in the state when it comes to overall rate of vaccination

Omicron News Updates: Schools across Maharashtra to reopen for all classes from 24 Jan, says Varsha Gaikwad
Health

Omicron News Updates: Schools across Maharashtra to reopen for all classes from 24 Jan, says Varsha Gaikwad

Omicron News LIVE Updates: The decision comes in the wake of cases rising across the state, 43,697 cases on Wednesday, and ebbing in the city of Mumbai

Coronavirus: Delhi reports 13,785 fresh cases, 35 deaths; positivity rate at 23.86%
India

Coronavirus: Delhi reports 13,785 fresh cases, 35 deaths; positivity rate at 23.86%

The National Capital had logged 11,684 Covid cases and 38 deaths due to the disease on Tuesday, while the positivity rate had declined to 22.47 per cent

Omicron News LIVE Updates: Govt panel recommends market approval for Covaxin, Covishield but with conditions
India

Omicron News LIVE Updates: Govt panel recommends market approval for Covaxin, Covishield but with conditions

Omicron News LIVE Updates: The recommendations will be sent to the Drugs Controller General of India for final approval. Covishield and Covaxin were granted emergency use authorisation on 3 January, 2021

Coronavirus: Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask right now?
India

Coronavirus: Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask right now?

N95s have a tighter fit to your face than cloth masks and are made with a special material designed to block 95 per cent of harmful particles

Supreme Court pulls up states for failing to disburse claims to COVID-19 victims' next of kin
India

Supreme Court pulls up states for failing to disburse claims to COVID-19 victims' next of kin

The apex court asked the chief secretaries of Andhra Pradesh and Bihar to explain why disbursals - Rs 50,000 ex gratia for COVID-19 death - have been so few in their states

India's third COVID wave likely to peak on 23 Jan, daily cases to stay below 4 lakh: IIT Kanpur scientist
India

India's third COVID wave likely to peak on 23 Jan, daily cases to stay below 4 lakh: IIT Kanpur scientist

According to IIT Kanpur professor Manindra Agrawal, COVID-19 cases will peak in Maharashtra, Karnataka, UP, Gujarat, and Haryana this week, while states like Andhra Pradesh, Assam, and Tamil Nadu may peak next week

Meet Laxmi Joshi, one of the pilots of the Vande Bharat Mission, who brought home stranded Indians during pandemic
India

Meet Laxmi Joshi, one of the pilots of the Vande Bharat Mission, who brought home stranded Indians during pandemic

As part of the rescue mission, her first flight was to Shanghai in China and later she flew three rescue flights a month

Mumbai reports 6,149 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths; daily tally sees marginal rise
India

Mumbai reports 6,149 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths; daily tally sees marginal rise

With fresh additions, the COVID-19 tally increased to 10,11,967, while the death toll jumped to 16,476, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said

Hong Kong to cull 2,000 animals after hamsters at a pet store test COVID positive
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Hong Kong to cull 2,000 animals after hamsters at a pet store test COVID positive

As a precautionary measure, customers who purchased hamsters from the store after 7 January will be traced and be subject to mandatory quarantine. They must hand over their hamsters to authorities to be put down, officials said

Union Budget 2022-23: From date to timing, here's all you need to know
Business

Union Budget 2022-23: From date to timing, here's all you need to know

Union Budget 2022-23: The session will be conducted in two phases — the first phase of the session will end on 11 February and the second phase of the session will start from 14 March and conclude on 8 April

Some COVID-19 patients may be infectious even after ten days, says study
India

Some COVID-19 patients may be infectious even after ten days, says study

The research, published recently in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, used a newly adapted test that can detect whether the virus was potentially still active.

Unlikely that people will move around with masks on forever: Anthony Fauci on 'new normal'
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Unlikely that people will move around with masks on forever: Anthony Fauci on 'new normal'

He also said there is a great deal of 'disinformation' around and that is entirely destructive to a comprehensive public health endeavour.