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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Now, Measles “An Imminent Global Threat” Due To Covid Pandemic: WHO

A record high of nearly 40 million children missed a measles vaccine dose in 2021. (Representational)) There is now an imminent threat of measles spreading in various regions globally, as COVID-19 led to a steady decline in vaccination coverage and weakened surveillance of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US public health agency […]

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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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9 Accused Of Forced Religious Conversions In UP During Covid Crisis

Meerut BJP leader Deepak Sharma met Meerut SSP Rohit Singh Sajwan and demanded action. Meerut, Uttar Pradesh: The Uttar Pradesh police on Friday registered a case over alleged forced conversion in Meerut after a local BJP leader mobilised complainants — mostly push cart vendors who live in local slums. Nine people have been accused of […]

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Qatar scraps COVID entry test requirement for World Cup fans | Football News

World Cup host Qatar has scrapped a requirement for visitors to obtain a negative COVID-19 test before departing for the Gulf Arab state, its health ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. Previously, Qatar had told fans attending the World Cup they must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test regardless of their vaccination status, […]

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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’s Economy Lights Up This Diwali After Covid Dampener. Here’s Why

With the economic recovery taking shape, Indian households expect to spend more. (Representational) Indian shoppers are back in force online and in stores, splurging this festive season after the coronavirus pandemic damped celebrations and consumption in previous years. Online marketplaces Amazon.com Inc., and Walmart Inc.-owned Flipkart saw sales jump 27 per cent from a year ago […]

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As leaders meet, Chinese hope for end to ‘zero-Covid’ limits

BEIJING: As China’s ruling Communist Party holds a congress this week, many Beijing residents are focused on an issue not on the formal agenda: Will the end of the meeting bring an easing of China’s at times draconian “zero-Covid” policies that are disrupting lives and the economy? It appears to be wishful thinking. As the […]

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India Covid Cases: India reports 2,139 Covid cases and 13 deaths in last 24 hours | India News

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday reported 2,139 Covid cases and 13 deaths. The deaths reported included 4 deaths reconciled by Kerala. The death toll due to Covid has now reached 5,28,835. The country saw a decline in active Covid cases, with 26,292 cases being recorded. The active cases account for 0.06 per cent of total […]

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IMF Dims View on Global Growth, But India ‘Doing Very Well’

Growth of the world economy will slow further next year, the International Monetary Fund predicted on Tuesday, downgrading its forecasts as countries grapple with the fallout from the Russia-Ukraine war, persisting effects of the Covid crisis, spiralling cost-of-living, and economic downturns. The IMF slashed its estimate for India’s GDP growth in the current financial year […]

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Julian Assange ill with Covid in prison: Wife

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has tested positive for Covidhis wife said on Monday, as she battles his extradition to the United States. “Julian was feeling unwell last week but started feeling sick on Friday,” Stella Assange was quoted as saying by the Press Association news agency. “He started coughing and had a fever. He […]

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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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India reports 1,968 Covid cases and 15 deaths in last 24 hours | India News

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday reported 1,968 new Covid cases and 15 deaths. With this rise, the death toll in the country has reached 5,28,716. India’s active caseload currently stands at 34,598, which is 0.08 per cent of total cases. The country has reported 3,481 recoveries in the last 24 hours. With this the recovery […]

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Gandhi Jayanti celebration returns to China’s picturesque Chaoyang park after two years Covid-induced hiatus

BEIJING: After a two-year Covid-induced hiatus, Gandhi Jayanti celebrations returned to China’s sprawling Chaoyang Park here as it resonated with the recitation of his famous quotes by Chinese school children and his bhajans by members of the Indian diaspora. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year at the picturesque Chaoyang Park in Beijing ever since the […]

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Visited 22 Puja Sites In 4 Hours, Thanks To Exercise, Says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said exercise has brought about a positive change in his life New Delhi: Visiting 22 puja sites in four hours can be a tall order for even the most ardent and enthusiastic pandal hopper. Now imagine someone doing the same at the age of 65. We are talking about Nitin Gadkari, […]

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Petrol, diesel sales jump in September as festival season approaches

NEW DELHI: Petrol and diesel sales in India jumped in September as economic activity picked up with the nearing festival season and the ending of the monsoon raised the demand, preliminary industry data showed. Petrol sales soared 13.2 per cent to 2.65 million tonnes in September when compared to 2.34 million tonnes of consumption in […]

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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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