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China's global sporting dominance hurt by COVID-19 curbs
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China's global sporting dominance hurt by COVID-19 curbs

With the exception of the Winter Olympics — held in a virus-secure, closed-loop Beijing bubble — China has cancelled or postponed almost all events since Covid emerged in Wuhan in late 2019.

DC head coach Ricky Ponting’s family member tests positive for COVID ahead of RR match: Timeline of events
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DC head coach Ricky Ponting’s family member tests positive for COVID ahead of RR match: Timeline of events

With multiple COVID-19 cases being reported in the Delhi Capitals camp, we take a look at the timeline of developments starting with the first reported case of the season

I-League: Crowds to be allowed for second round of matches for first time in two years
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I-League: Crowds to be allowed for second round of matches for first time in two years

The ongoing season of the league, which had been suspended on 3 January after a COVID-19 outbreak inside the bio-bubble, had resumed on 3 March.

Shanghai Port out of Asian Champions League after strict coronavirus lockdown in city
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Shanghai Port out of Asian Champions League after strict coronavirus lockdown in city

Asian Football Confederation said the team had pulled out, and cited "travel restrictions... as a result of the recent lockdown measures enforced in Shanghai".

International flights to resume tomorrow; govt considers COVID-19 booster dose for Indians travelling overseas
India

International flights to resume tomorrow; govt considers COVID-19 booster dose for Indians travelling overseas

With the restoration of normalcy, security personnel at airports are allowed to resume pat-down search of passengers, according to the Ministry of Civil Aviation

Formula 1: Covid-hit Sebastian Vettel out of second straight race, Nico Hulkenberg in
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Formula 1: Covid-hit Sebastian Vettel out of second straight race, Nico Hulkenberg in

The team said on Thursday that Vettel had not yet registered a negative test after falling ill and missing last weekend's season-opening race in Bahrain, where reserve driver Hulkenberg took over and finished 17th.

India adds 1,761 Covid cases, lowest single-day rise in nearly two years
India

India adds 1,761 Covid cases, lowest single-day rise in nearly two years

The death toll climbed to 5,16,479 with 127 daily fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated

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.

How will COVID-19 end? Experts look to influenza, HIV, Zika epidemics for clues
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How will COVID-19 end? Experts look to influenza, HIV, Zika epidemics for clues

The COVID-19 global pandemic has waxed and waned differently in different parts of the world. But in the United States, at least, there is reason to believe the end is near.

Democrats, Republicans approve $13.6 billion aid for Ukraine in huge spending bill
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Democrats, Republicans approve $13.6 billion aid for Ukraine in huge spending bill

The House approved the overall bill in two separate votes. The measure's security programs were overwhelmingly approved by 361-69, the rest by 260-171, with most Republicans opposed.

US aid package for Ukraine grows to near $14 billion in overall $1.5 trillion spending bill
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US aid package for Ukraine grows to near $14 billion in overall $1.5 trillion spending bill

Negotiators said the package of military, humanitarian and economic aid to the region had grown close to $14 billion, up from $12 billion just Monday and President Joe Biden's $10 billion request last week.

Death toll from COVID-19 nears six million as coronavirus pandemic enters its third year
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Death toll from COVID-19 nears six million as coronavirus pandemic enters its third year

The milestone is the latest tragic reminder of the unrelenting nature of the pandemic even as people are shedding masks, travel is resuming and businesses are reopening around the globe.

Fact check: Joe Biden's State of the Union Address is off on guns, electric vehicles
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Fact check: Joe Biden's State of the Union Address is off on guns, electric vehicles

On several fronts, US president Joe Biden presented ambitions as achievements during his State of the Union Address.

'Prepare for new COVID-19 variants': Joe Biden tells pandemic-weary Americans
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'Prepare for new COVID-19 variants': Joe Biden tells pandemic-weary Americans

In his first State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Biden said thanks to the progress the country has made last year, COVID-19 need no longer controls the lives of the Americans.

Active COVID-19 cases in India dip to 85,680, stand at 0.20% of total infections
India

Active COVID-19 cases in India dip to 85,680, stand at 0.20% of total infections

A reduction of 6,792 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

India reports 6915 new COVID infections; active cases below one lakh after two months
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India reports 6915 new COVID infections; active cases below one lakh after two months

The death toll climbed to 5,14,023 with 180 new fatalities reported in 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am stated.

India may see fourth COVID wave around 22 June: IIT Kanpur study
India

India may see fourth COVID wave around 22 June: IIT Kanpur study

The researchers noted that there is always a fair chance that a possible new variant of coronavirus may have an intense impact on the whole analysis.

Travellers to New Zealand will no longer need to isolate
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Travellers to New Zealand will no longer need to isolate

International tourism used to account for about 20% of New Zealand's foreign income but has evaporated since the pandemic began.

India records 8,013 new COVID-19 cases, lowest single-day rise in two months
India

India records 8,013 new COVID-19 cases, lowest single-day rise in two months

The death toll has climbed to 5,13,843 with 119 daily fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

'Easier if Novak Djokovic gets vaccinated,' says Andy Murray
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'Easier if Novak Djokovic gets vaccinated,' says Andy Murray

Former world number one and three-time major winner Murray was speaking as Djokovic made a successful return to the sport thanks to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Italy's Lorenzo Musetti in Dubai.