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COVID-19 vaccine rollout by India has 'rescued the world' from pandemic, says Dr Peter Hotez
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COVID-19 vaccine rollout by India has 'rescued the world' from pandemic, says Dr Peter Hotez

Dr Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Boston, is considered the authority on vaccinations

Reliance, Infosys, Accenture to cover COVID-19 vaccination costs for employees
India

Reliance, Infosys, Accenture to cover COVID-19 vaccination costs for employees

Accenture and Infosys are among the first technology services providers to cover the cost of vaccination for its employees their dependents who are part of the company's medical benefits scheme

China proposes to 'improve' Hong Kong's electoral system, to ensure 'patriots' in charge
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China proposes to 'improve' Hong Kong's electoral system, to ensure 'patriots' in charge

Chinese officials have also increasingly insisted that only those who prove themselves sufficiently loyal to Beijing and the ruling Communist Party may hold office

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich star Thomas Mueller moved to cellar of his house while suffering with COVID-19
Sports

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich star Thomas Mueller moved to cellar of his house while suffering with COVID-19

Mueller said he felt ill after testing positive for the coronavirus in Qatar before the Club World Cup final on 11 February

Serie A postpone decision over Torino's Lazio no-show due to coronavirus outbreak
Sports

Serie A postpone decision over Torino's Lazio no-show due to coronavirus outbreak

The league's sports judge Gerardo Mastrandrea said in a statement on Thursday that the unplayed game remained 'sub judice,' without assigning a 3-0 win by default to Lazio.

Bundesliga: Benjamin Pavard returns to Bayern Munich training after quarantine
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Bundesliga: Benjamin Pavard returns to Bayern Munich training after quarantine

Pavard could be an option for Saturday's Bundesliga match at home to Borussia Dortmund with Bayern two points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table.

Service sector PMI at one-year high in Feb, but shows dip in employment, finds study
Business

Service sector PMI at one-year high in Feb, but shows dip in employment, finds study

Jobs losses across both the manufacturing and service sectors could restrict domestic consumption in the coming months, IHS Markit's Pollyanna De Lima said

Enlarged lymph nodes after COVID-19 vaccination could be mistaken for cancer
science

Enlarged lymph nodes after COVID-19 vaccination could be mistaken for cancer

Due to the higher risk of death, cancer patients are generally advised to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'Went to the hospital alone as no one was allowed to accompany me'
Lifestyle

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'Went to the hospital alone as no one was allowed to accompany me'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

Delhi Assembly's Budget Session to be held from 8 to 16 March
India

Delhi Assembly's Budget Session to be held from 8 to 16 March

The Budget for 2021-22 is expected to focus on health, basic infrastructure and transport, said senior officials

Coronavirus news updates: CoWin glitches cause crowding in Mumbai, delays in Goa; Rajnath, RS Prasad, Vardhan get shots
India

Coronavirus news updates: CoWin glitches cause crowding in Mumbai, delays in Goa; Rajnath, RS Prasad, Vardhan get shots

RS Sharma, chairman of the Empowered Group (EG) on COVID-19 Vaccine Administration, said there were no glitches in the system and that citizens can register for their vaccine by using the Co-WIN 2.0 web portal or Aarogya Setu app

COVID-19 pandemic is proving costly for cancer care, other treatable illnesses
World

COVID-19 pandemic is proving costly for cancer care, other treatable illnesses

Even if the wait has minimal effects on survival or long-term health, the psychological trauma of living in limbo is worth considering.

'Premature, unrealistic' to think COVID-19 pandemic will end this year: WHO
Health

'Premature, unrealistic' to think COVID-19 pandemic will end this year: WHO

Hospitalisations and deaths can be significantly reduced if the vaccine rollout is successful , said Michael Ryan, director of WHO's emergencies program

COVID-19 in UK: Officials hunt for 'missing' person carrying Brazilian strain as experts sound alarm
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COVID-19 in UK: Officials hunt for 'missing' person carrying Brazilian strain as experts sound alarm

The variant that emerged in northern Brazil has been detected in six people in the UK, one of whom cannot be located after they failed to fill in their contact details on a form after taking a coronavirus test

South Africa moves into 'level 1' alert after dramatic drop in COVID-19 case numbers
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South Africa moves into 'level 1' alert after dramatic drop in COVID-19 case numbers

The remaining restrictions are meant to maintain low levels of infections and prevent super-spreading events, he said.

Recent surge in Maharashtra offers clues of how COVID-19 pandemic may move through rest of India
India

Recent surge in Maharashtra offers clues of how COVID-19 pandemic may move through rest of India

In October 2020, Mumbai appeared to show the future pathway — and potential end-point — for the COVID-19 pandemic. That certainty has been irreparably dented

India records over 16,000 COVID-19 cases for third straight day; 113 new deaths push toll up to 1,56,938
India

India records over 16,000 COVID-19 cases for third straight day; 113 new deaths push toll up to 1,56,938

A total of 16,488 novel coronavirus cases were reported in a day, while the toll increased to 1,56,938 with 113 new fatalities, said the health ministry

Assembly Elections 2021: All personnel on poll duty to get COVID-19 vaccine, says EC
India

Assembly Elections 2021: All personnel on poll duty to get COVID-19 vaccine, says EC

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said voting will be allowed for an additional hour, keeping in mind COVID-19 safety guidelines

DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights till 31 March
India

DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights till 31 March

The restriction will not apply to cargo flights and flights specifically approved by the aviation regulator

Indian economy exits technical recession as GDP grows at 0.4% in Oct-Dec quarter
Business

Indian economy exits technical recession as GDP grows at 0.4% in Oct-Dec quarter

However, the annual GDP estimate for the fiscal year ending 31 March has been revised to an 8 percent contraction, deeper than an earlier estimate of (-) 7.7 percent