Maintenance issues delay US flights with COVID-19 aid to India

Washington: The United States Department of Defense has said that the final two flights of COVID-19 aid for India have been delayed and will reach at least until Wednesday (May 5). US Transportation Command on Monday (May 3) said that the delay is due to maintenance issues. This comes as India registered a slight dip […]

Australian PM calls opening of travel bubble with New Zealand a ‘win-win’

Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday welcomed the opening of free travel between his country and New Zealand, saying it is a “win-win” for both countries. As of Monday (April 19), Australians can enter and return from New Zealand without having to quarantine on either side. It marks the first time that Australians […]

COVID-19 scare: Australia to not open international borders any time soon

MELBOURNE: Australia is in no hurry to reopen its international borders and risk the country`s nearly coronavirus-free lifestyle, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday (April 18). Australia closed its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents in March 2020 and has been permitting only limited international arrivals in recent months, mainly its citizens returning from […]

California to vaccinate all aged 16 and above, for free

San Francisco: California, the most populous state in the US, has opened up COVID-19 vaccination appointments to everyone aged 16 and above. “Safe, free, and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone age 16 and up,” the latest version of the state`s inoculation scheduling tool My Turn said on Thursday. “Let`s end this pandemic,” […]

Global COVID-19 caseload touches 138 million, reveals Johns Hopkins University

Washington: The overall global COVID-19 caseload has topped 138.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.98 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Friday morning (April 16), the University`s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at […]