WHO’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says new Covid variant of concern could emerge

NEW YORK: The World Health Organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday that gaps in surveillance, testing, sequencing and vaccination for Covid-19 continue to create “the perfect conditions for a new variant of concern to emerge”. Source link

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China reports another daily record of Covid cases as protests ripple across China

SHANGHAI: China reported a fifth straight daily record of 40,347 new Covid-19 infections on November 27, of which 3,822 were symptomatic and 36,525 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Monday. That compares with 39,791 new cases a day earlier – 3,709 symptomatic and 36,082 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately. Excluding imported infections, […]

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China’s daily Covid cases hit record high

SHANGHAI: China on Wednesday reported the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic began nearly three years ago, official data showed. Excluding imported cases, the number of new local cases was 31,444 on Nov. 23, of which 3,927 were symptomatic and 27,517 were asymptomatic, health authorities said on Thursday. That […]

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Woman Fired While On Maternity Leave, Here’s What She Said

Earlier this week, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, announced the most significant job cut in the history of the company. Meta announced laying off 11,000 employees, about 13% of the workforce. Among those 11,000 employees, Anneka Patel, ex-communications Manager at Facebook and mother to the 3-month-old baby Emilia, was also laid […]

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Six years since demonetisation, massive jump in cash with public at Rs 30.88 lakh crore

MUMBAI: Currency with the public has jumped to a new high of Rs 30.88 lakh crore as of October 21, illustrating that cash usage is still robust even six years after the demonetisation move. At Rs 30.88 lakh crore, the currency with the public is 71.84 per cent higher than the level for the fortnight […]

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Watch: Workers fleeing from Covid lockdown at Foxconn iPhone factory in China

Several videos on social media platforms such as Twitter are showing people scaling a fence in groups and leaving reportedly from Apple‘s largest iPhone assembly factory in China. It is said that these factory workers were forced under a lockdown in the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou after a Covid outbreak at the workplace. The videos […]

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At 1,334, India records lowest single-day rise in daily cases in over 6 months | India News

NEW DELHI: India has recorded 1,334 fresh Covid cases, the lowest in 188 days, which took the tally of cases to 4,46,44,076, as per Union government bulletin released on Monday. The death toll has climbed to 5,28,977 with 16 fatalities, which include 12 deaths reconciled by KeralaUnion helath ministry data showed. The number of active […]

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Coronavirus India Live Updates, Coronavirus Cases Today, COVID 19 Cases In India, Omicron Covid Cases, India Covid Cases October 24

Covid Live Updates: A decrease of 611 cases was recorded in the active Covid caseload With 1,994 fresh cases, India’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 4,46,42,742, while the number of active cases of the infection has declined to 23,432, the Union health ministry said on Sunday. The death count due to the viral disease has gone up to […]

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India reports 2,430 Covid-19 cases and 17 deaths in last 24 hours | India News

NEW DELHI: India reported 2,430 new coronavirus infections and 17 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours across the country, according to the Union health ministry. This takes the country’s total tally of Covid-19 infections from the beginning of the pandemic to 4,46,26,427. With an increase of 35 cases from the previous day, India’s active […]

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OPEC+ makes big oil cut to boost prices; pump costs may rise

FRANKFURT: The OPEC+ alliance of oil-exporting countries on Wednesday decided to sharply cut production to support sagging oil prices, a move that could deal the struggling global economy another blow and raise politically sensitive pump prices for U.S. drivers just ahead of key national elections. Energy ministers meeting at the Vienna headquarters of the OPEC […]

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Coronavirus India LIVE Updates, Coronavirus Cases Today, COVID 19 Cases In India, Omicron Covid Cases, India Covid Cases October 2

COVID-19 LIVE: At least 26 Covid-related deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours. New Delhi: India on Friday reported 3,805 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to 4,45,91,112, the Health ministry said. The death count climbed to 5,28,655 with 26 more deaths in the last 24 hours, including 13 fatalities […]

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India vs South Africa: Rain threat looms over sell-out 2nd T20I; arrangements in place, say organisers | Cricket News

GUWAHATI: An overcast sky ahead of India’s T20 fixture against South Africa here on Sunday has made organisers and fans anxious, bringing back memories of the last international cricket match at the venue that had to be abandoned after heavy rain. Enthusiasm has been high among people in the run up to the match, with […]

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3,947 new Covid-19 cases in India in 24 hours; active caseload dips below 40k mark | India News

NEW DELHI: India has reported 3,947 fresh cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, taking the country’s case tally 4,45,87,307, data released by the government on Friday stated. The country has also recorded 18 deathsincluding nine fatalities reconciled by Keralathe data updated at 8 am stated. The death toll thus reached 5,28,629. Meanwhile, India’s active caseload […]

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China to host BWF World Tour Finals in December | Badminton News

China will host its first international badminton tournament since 2019 in December, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Thursday, after two years of disruptions caused by COVID. The season-ending World Tour Finals, scheduled for Guangzhou from Dec. 14-18, will feature the top eight players and pairs in each category with a prize pool of […]

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MoS Anupriya Patel at SCO Meet

Last Updated: September 29, 2022, 4:44 PM IST Anupriya Patel also called for an effective cooperation among the member countries to promote trade (Photo: ANI File) Patel also pitched for sharing the best practices on technological development, optimum utilisation of resources and conservation of environment India on Thursday stressed on the need to work towards […]

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Bitcoin Bounces Above $20,000 for First Time in About a Week

Bitcoin broke above $20,000 on Tuesday for the first time in about a week, as cryptocurrencies bounced, along with other risk-sensitive assets, in Asian trade. The biggest cryptocurrency by market value, bitcoin, was up more than 5 per cent at $20,286. The second-biggest, ether, rose 4 per cent to a one-week high of $1,389. In the […]

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Prominent Chinese commentator urges Covid experts to ‘speak out’

BEIJING: Prominent Chinese commentator Hu Xijin said on Sunday that as China ponders its Covid-19 policies, epidemic experts need to speak out and China ought to conduct comprehensive research and make any studies transparent to the public. Hu’s unusual call on Chinese social media for candour and transparency earned him 34,000 likes on the popular […]

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393 infra projects show cost overruns of Rs 4.65 lakh crore

NEW DELHI: As many as 393 infrastructure projectseach entailing an investment of Rs 150 crore or more, have been hit by cost overruns of more than Rs 4.65 lakh crore, as per a report. According to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, which monitors infrastructure projects of Rs 150 crore and above, out of […]

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India reports 4,777 new Coronavirus cases and 23 deaths in last 24 hours | India News

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday reported 4,777 new Coronavirus cases and 23 deaths. With this rise, the death toll in the country has reached 5,28,510. The country’s active caseload currently stands at 43,994, which comes to 0.10 per cent of the total cases. With 5,196 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours, the recovery rate […]

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Novak Djokovic has no regrets about missing Grand Slams due to unvaccinated status | Tennis News

LONDON: Novak Djokovic missed two of this year’s four Grand Slams due to not being vaccinated against the novel coronavirus but the Serbian said he has no regrets about his decision. Djokovic won the Australian OpenFrench Open and Wimbledon titles in 2021 but was unable to defend his Melbourne Park crown this year after being […]

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