The travel logistics, as well as the economic consequences of playing an international tournament behind closed doors, have forced UEFA to consider contingency plans.
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The governing body said a recommendation to delay the event, originally scheduled for 18 September - 16 October, would be ratified next week by tournament organisers and the World Rugby executive committee.
Centre allows all private hospitals to administer COVID-19 vaccine, asks states to not create buffer stock
The government said all private vaccination centres should have effective crowd management protocols in place, along with facilities like seating and water
Many rites, traditions and observances continue to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, more than a year after the disease was first identified.
Islamabad United player Ahmed's positive result on Monday led to the postponement of their match against Quetta Gladiators.
Maharashtra continues to report the highest number of daily new cases at 6,397 on Tuesday, followed by Kerala and Punjab with 1,938 and 633 new infections respectively
Wadia feels IPL is a much tougher challenge logistically compared to a bilateral series and crowds can be avoided at least initially due to safety concerns.
The "oddity" of Golden Globes 2021 — Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's long-distance duologue or stars at home, drinking through teleconferences and enduring technical glitches, set a tone: things won’t be the same, but this year, what is?
Japan asks China to stop using COVID-19 anal swabs for its citizens, cites complaints of 'psychological distress'
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Beijing's testing methods were 'science-based' and in accordance with the changes in the epidemic situation
The San Diego Comic-Con organisers said they are planning a smaller in-person November event in the city
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said all remaining members of Islamabad United have tested negative.
Medical teams in Turkey travel to remote mountain villages as part of vaccination drive against coronavirus
After traveling snow and ice covered roads, medical workers arrived in the small settlement of 350 people some 140 miles (230 kilometres) from the provincial capital, to vaccinate older villagers.
Glitches in CoWin 2.0 hold up vaccination; Centre must upgrade app capacity to meet demand, say experts
There is confusion among citizens who are trying to register via the CoWin integration within Aarogya Setu app. According to the health ministry, there is no CoWin app registration for beneficiaries, only for administrators. Regular beneficiaries have to go via the self registration web portal mentioned above.
Purim celebrations in Jerusalem threaten fresh COVID-19 outbreak in Israel, disrupting its successful vaccination efforts
With traffic clogged at the entrance of Jerusalem, Israeli TV stations showed videos of ultra-Orthodox families walking along the side of the highway into the city.
The prime minister said it is 'remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19'
A handful of Republican lawmakers have urged the party to move on from Trump, most prominently Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming
Qatar has pressed ahead with events despite seeing an uptick in virus cases, staging the FIFA Club World Cup earlier this month with stadiums at 30 percent capacity.
Taylor Swift said she has to cancel all of her pending tour dates due to the “unprecedented pandemic"
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,07,75,169, which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.10 percent