Covid 19 News
Why is there a row over Boris Johnson’s WhatsApp messages in the UK?
Former UK PM Boris Johnson’s WhatsApp chats are a key piece of evidence for the official inquiry into how the country handled the COVID-19 pandemic. While Rishi Sunak’s office has declined to submit the internal chats, his predecessor has submitted a part of the requested messages
End of Work from Home? Are TCS employees being forced to come to office?
TCS has begun delivering notes to staff members who don't put in at least 12 days of in-office work each month. The IT company reportedly threatened employees with disciplinary action if they failed to abide by its new policy. The firm is just one of the many that has put an end to work from home
Explained: How the World Health Organisation aims to fight pandemics in the future
Negotiations on new rules for dealing with pandemics are underway at the World Health Organisation. A new pact is a priority for WHO chief who called it a ‘generational commitment that we will not go back to the old cycle of panic and neglect’ at the UN agency's annual assembly
Hundreds of millions of life years lost to COVID-19 pandemic, according to WHO
The pandemic wrecked worldwide devastation and killed roughly seven million people, with the total death toll estimated to be closer to 20 million
US Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit on Title 42 border expulsions
Title 42, a provision connected to a public health emergency, was adopted by Trump's government in March 2020, early in the COVID-19 pandemic
Not a Joke: Why the Japanese are taking lessons on how to smile
People in Japan believe that wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic has made them forget how to smile. Now they are turning to experts who will train them to smile without appearing fake
India’s tightrope geopolitical walk: Is this the new order?
On account of the bold and independent policies, both domestic and foreign, pursued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, India has been successful in dealing relatively effectively with the challenges posed by different circumstances
World sport returns to China after years of Covid cancellations
With the exception of last year's Beijing Winter Olympics, which took place in a 'bubble', almost all global sport ground to a halt in China after the pandemic emerged there in late 2019
US ends COVID-19 health emergency today: Key figures defining the pandemic
The COVID-19 public health emergency in the United States will end in full today. More than 1.1 million people have died of the disease in the US, making it the country with the most known pandemic deaths by absolute numbers
In UP’s Puranpur, school teacher submits fake Covid-19 positive report to get exemption from poll duty
When the officers checked the medical certificate, they found that she had edited the document of another person for seeking exemption from election duty and claimed to be Covid-19 positive
Asia-Pacific economies could pay greater price in 'Pandemic 2.0', says US drug maker MSD report
According to US drug maker MSD report, the economic burden could reach 2.5 per cent to 5.5 per cent of GDP in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia and South Korea
China to remain alert even as WHO declares COVID-19 global emergency over
Long after the majority of nations began to deal with the COVID-19 virus, China maintained its zero tolerance policy and didn't start to relax it until late in the year 2022
World Hand Hygiene Day 2023: History, significance and all you need to know
WHO on World Hand Hygiene Day 2023 aims to put focus on civil society organizations (CSOs)
Brazil police raid ex-president Bolsonaro's home, seize phone
Brazil police on Wednesday raided ex-president Bolsonaro's home and seized his cell phone as part of the probe into allegations that the far-right vaccine skeptic and his inner circle falsified Covid-19 vaccination certificates to dodge health curbs
US to end Covid-19 vaccine mandates for international travellers from May 11
The White House noted that the pandemic had been all but stopped, leading to the government lifting restrictions dating back from when the disease was ravaging entire communities and forcing crippling economic shutdowns.
China releasing 'Citizen journalist' who shared videos from Wuhan when COVID broke
With the help of smart phones and social media accounts at the time, a tiny number of citizen journalists attempted to challenge the Communist Party's strictly regulated monopoly on information by telling their own experiences as well as those of others
Delhi records seven Covid deaths, highest so far in 2023, adds 1,040 fresh cases
Delhi on Wednesday recorded seven fatalities, the most so far this year, and documented 1,040 new COVID-19 cases with a positive rate of 21.16 per cent, according to data shared by the city government's Health department.
India registers 12,591 new Covid cases in a day, highest in around eight months
India recorded 12,591 new Covid cases in a day, the highest in about eight months, and the active case load jumped to 65,286, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday
UNICEF says 67 million children missed out on vaccines because of COVID-19
UNICEF noted that of the 67 million children whose vaccinations were 'severely disrupted,' 48 million did not receive routine vaccines at all, raising fears about potential polio and measles outbreaks
All Smiles: What makes Mizoram the happiest state in India?
Mizoram has been named the happiest state in the country. According to a study, the state, which is the second in India to achieve 100 per cent literacy, provides students with opportunities for growth even under the most challenging of circumstances