Russia planning to introduce single-dose COVID-19 vaccine ‘Sputnik Lite’ in India soon

New Delhi: Russia is planning to introduce the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine ‘Sputnik Lite’ in India soon, its ambassador to the country, Nikolay Kudashev, said on Sunday (May 16, 2021).  Kudashev was speaking to ANI after the delivery of the second batch of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines in Hyderabad. On the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, Kudashev […]

ट्रैवल बैन खत्म होते ही 80 यात्रियों को लेकर भारत से ऑस्ट्रेलिया पहुंचा पहला विमान

कॉन्सेप्ट इमेज. भारत में कोविड-19 के कारण लगाया गया दो सप्ताह का यात्रा प्रतिबंध (Travel Ban) समाप्त होने के बाद पहला विमान ऑस्ट्रेलिया (Australia) के डार्विन पहुंचा. कैनबरा. भारत में कोविड-19 स्वास्थ्य संकट के कारण लगाया गया दो सप्ताह का यात्रा प्रतिबंध (Travel Ban) समाप्त होने के बाद पहला विमान भारत में फंसे ऑस्ट्रेलियाई नागरिकों […]

New York to send ventilators, oximeters and other COVID-19 medical supplies to India, says Mayor

New York: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday (local time) announced that the city will send essential medical supplies to India as it battles a deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a statement, de Blasio said that New York will tap into its stockpile to send COVID-19 test kits, swabs, […]

Australian varsity shows solidarity with India’s fight against COVID-19, library illuminated with tricolour

Sydney: The University of New South Wales` (UNSW) library building in Sydney lit up with Indian tricolour on Friday in solidarity with India, Indian students, faculty and staff, as the country fights against the unprecedented COVID-19 situation. “UNSW library building, Sydney, lit up in solidarity with India, Indian students, faculty and staff,” said Australian High […]

COVID-19: First repatriation flight from India lands in Australia after travel ban lifts

Canberra: The first repatriation flight from India landed in Australia on Saturday after the government’s controversial travel ban to the Covid-battered country ended. The Qantas jet carrying approximately 80 Australians, who were stranded in India, touched down at a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base in Darwin earlier in the day, reports Xinhua news agency. […]

WHO Chief asks countries not to vaccinate kids and donate to COVAX as COVID-19 to be ‘more deadly’ this year

New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday (May 14, 2021) asked countries not to vaccinate kids and urged them to donate vaccines to COVAX as COVID-19 to be ‘more deadly’ this year. During a press briefing, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the fact that so many people are still not protected […]

COVID-19: UK to speed up vaccinations, PM Boris Johnson warns ‘Indian variant’ is more transmissible

New Delhi: United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday (May 14, 2021) announced to speed up the COVID-19 vaccination drive and warned that the ‘Indian variant’ is more transmissible. In a press briefing, Johnson said that since Monday, the UK has seen further clusters of the B.1.617.2, the COVID-19 variant first observed in India. […]

WHO Chief calls India’s COVID situation ‘hugely concerning’

United Nations: India’s COVID-19 situation remains hugely concerning, with several states continuing to see a worrying number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, warning that the pandemic’s second year will be “far more deadly” than the first for the world. Ghebreyesus added that the WHO is responding to […]

This US State unrolls weekly lucky draw of nearly Rs 7 cr for people who got COVID vaccines

In a bid to encourage participation in the country-wide vaccination drive, the governor of US state Ohio has come up with a cash incentive. Taking to microblogging site Twitter, the governor of Ohio Mike DeWine announced the rolling out of a weekly lottery worth $1 million dollars (more than 7 crore rupees) for every voter […]

Pakistan to use sniffer dogs to detect COVID-19 infected person at airport

Islamabad: Pakistan has deployed Sniffer dogs at the New Islamabad International Airport in a bid to identify COVID-19 infected passengers arriving from abroad. Last week, the clearance for the deployment of the dogs was given in a meeting to review enforcement of lockdown during the Eid holidays, the Gulf News reported. According to a study […]

Japan gets ready to organize Tokyo Olympics amid COVID-19 pandemic

Tokyo: Despite the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, preparations for Tokyo Olympics & Paralympics are in full swing in Japan. The torch relay launched on March 25 from J-village football training center in Fukushima prefecture is continuing around Japan. This preparation is being progressed decisively because Tokyo Olympics is the symbol of overcoming the Corona […]