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Over 13,000 COVID-negative Beijing residents ‘forcibly’ relocated to quarantine hotels overnight
World

Over 13,000 COVID-negative Beijing residents ‘forcibly’ relocated to quarantine hotels overnight

The residents of the locked-down Nanxinyuan residential compound in southeast Beijing were relocated to quarantine hotels overnight Friday due to 26 new infections

Shanghai authorities say lockdown to ease as COVID-19 spread mostly ends
World

Shanghai authorities say lockdown to ease as COVID-19 spread mostly ends

Vice Mayor Zong Ming said 15 out of Shanghai's 16 districts had eliminated virus transmission among those not already in quarantine

Turn grief into art: Young artiste from Jaipur exhibits pandemic-themed Inktober on social media
Arts & Culture

Turn grief into art: Young artiste from Jaipur exhibits pandemic-themed Inktober on social media

Poorti Purohit, a 24-year-old artist, executed a pandemic-themed Inktober with crowdsourced prompts from Instagram. "It created a community for a lot of people to express and remind each other that we are not alone in this."

Centre issues revised guidelines for international passengers; quarantine, testing relaxation for fully vaccinated people
World

Centre issues revised guidelines for international passengers; quarantine, testing relaxation for fully vaccinated people

If partially or not vaccinated, the travellers need to undertake measures which include submission of sample for post-arrival COVID-19 test at the point of arrival and mandatory quarantine

Ashes: Chris Woakes slams suggestions of England cricketers hiding behind quarantine concerns
First Cricket News

Ashes: Chris Woakes slams suggestions of England cricketers hiding behind quarantine concerns

"There was never too much doubt that everyone was keen to go and play," Woakes told reporters.

Covishield controversy shows Britain needs a reality check as much as it does vaccine certificates
India

Covishield controversy shows Britain needs a reality check as much as it does vaccine certificates

The UK should realise that it’s no longer an imperialist power it thinks it is. Today, it is more in need of India’s support, and not the other way round.

'Players are now done with bubbles': Kevin Pietersen calls for lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Australia
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'Players are now done with bubbles': Kevin Pietersen calls for lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Australia

England players have expressed their reservations against the strict COVID-19 protocols that are currently in place in Australia where the Ashes will be played.

Australia, world's largest coal exporter, may not join this year's UN climate summit in Glasgow
World

Australia, world's largest coal exporter, may not join this year's UN climate summit in Glasgow

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it would be another trip overseas and he had already spent a lot of time in quarantine

UK travel restrictions: Ensure Indians don't face inconvenience, Congress urges Centre
India

UK travel restrictions: Ensure Indians don't face inconvenience, Congress urges Centre

Reacting to the development, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said, "We are very concerned about the kind of inconvenience our people will have to face while travelling to the UK."

UK eases rules for vaccinated international travellers, cost burden on Indian fliers to reduce
World

UK eases rules for vaccinated international travellers, cost burden on Indian fliers to reduce

From 4 October, the current traffic light system of red, amber and green countries based on levels of COVID-19 risk will be scrapped and replaced with one red list only

NGO network demands COP26 be postponed due to rising COVID cases, vaccine inequality, expensive travel
World

NGO network demands COP26 be postponed due to rising COVID cases, vaccine inequality, expensive travel

The British government has offered to make vaccines available to all participants and pay hotel quarantine costs for those who need in order to make the event safe and inclusive.

Karnataka makes 7-day institutional quarantine must for those coming from Kerala
India

Karnataka makes 7-day institutional quarantine must for those coming from Kerala

A COVID-19 test will be carried out on the sixth day and if the report is negative, they will be allowed to go

From COVID-19 vaccines to oxygen, a look at how India helped SAARC countries during pandemic
India

From COVID-19 vaccines to oxygen, a look at how India helped SAARC countries during pandemic

In a bid to help Nepal tackle the coronavirus pandemic, India on Thursday gifted a medical oxygen plant to the Himalayan nation

Euro 2020: Italy to enforce five-day quarantine for England fans attending quarter-final at Rome's Stadio Olimpico
Sports

Euro 2020: Italy to enforce five-day quarantine for England fans attending quarter-final at Rome's Stadio Olimpico

The warning, posted on the website of the Italian embassy to Britain, made clear that even if they have tickets, proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 tests, fans should "not travel to Italy to attend the match.”

India vs Sri Lanka: Visitors to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation practice in Colombo
First Cricket News

India vs Sri Lanka: Visitors to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation practice in Colombo

It is understood that all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will be followed by the Lanka-bound squad will be same as those of the first team currently in the United Kingdom for the World Test Championship final and five-match series against England.

Euro 2020: British teams exempted from quarantine rules in Germany ahead of tournament
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Euro 2020: British teams exempted from quarantine rules in Germany ahead of tournament

England, Scotland and Wales — the British sides taking part in Euro 2020, could potentially reach the quarter-final held in Munich on 2 July.

Indian players' families allowed for England tour; no BCCI office bearers for WTC final due to quarantine rules
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Indian players' families allowed for England tour; no BCCI office bearers for WTC final due to quarantine rules

The BCCI had put in a request that the players be allowed the company of their loved ones given that they have to spend a considerable amount of time in a bio-secure bubble because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BCCI paying for quarantine of Australian IPL players in Sydney, says Cricket Australia
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BCCI paying for quarantine of Australian IPL players in Sydney, says Cricket Australia

Most of the 38 members of the Australian contingent, including top players such as Pat Cummins and Steve Smith, officials and commentators, landed at the Sydney airport on Monday after a forced stop-over at Maldives.

Wriddhiman Saha recovers from COVID-19, to be available for tour of England
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Wriddhiman Saha recovers from COVID-19, to be available for tour of England

Saha has reached his home in Kolkata after completing over a fortnight-long quarantine at a Delhi hotel. He was picked for the England-bound squad subject to fitness.

Bundesliga: Clubs in Germany's top two divisions to undergo 'quarantine training camps' for last two matchdays
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Bundesliga: Clubs in Germany's top two divisions to undergo 'quarantine training camps' for last two matchdays

The league has ordered clubs to fully isolate their squads for the last 10 days of the season to make sure it can be finished on time ahead of Euro 2020, which runs from 11 June-11 July.