COVID-19 crisis: India considering health restrictions on travellers from Pakistan

New Delhi: As COVID-19 numbers increase in Pakistan, India is considering putting health restrictions on travellers coming from the country. According to data, the total number of active COVID cases in Pakistan stands at 73,213, as of August 2, 2021. Sources say, “In view of an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan, relevant Indian […]

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. […]

COVID-19 cases and deaths plateauing globally, says WHO

New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday (May 10, 2021) said that the COVID-19 cases and deaths are plateauing globally, with declines in most regions including the two worst-affected regions, the Americas and Europe. However, the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that the world has been here before. “Any decline is welcome, […]

France to begin phase two of solidarity mission, EU announces €2.2m support to COVID-ravaged India

New Delhi: Part two of the France solidarity mission to India of sending anti-COVID assistance will begin at the end of May. Under this, a second air shipment of medical equipment and oxygen generator plants will be sent to New Delhi. France is also going to send liquid oxygen from French company Air Liquide’s plants […]

United Kingdom to send 1,000 more ventilators to India amid COVID-19 crisis

London: The United Kingdom on Sunday (May 2, 2021) announced that the country will be sending additional 1,000 ventilators from its surplus supply to India as part of its commitment to support India’s fight against the second wave of COVID-19.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “India’s fight against increasing coronavirus cases will be reinforced by […]

COVID-19 crisis: Help pours in from all over the world to support India

New Delhi: Three more countries–Russia, South Korea, and Canada have announced assistance to India to deal with the COVID crisis as supplies continue to pour in from different parts of the world including Singapore.  On Wednesday, Russian President Putin called Indian PM Modi and assured full support for India to deal with the covid crisis. […]

Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation writes to PM Narendra Modi, offers to send ambulances amid COVID-19 crisis

New Delhi: Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation on Friday (April 23, 2021) wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and offered to send ambulances and support staff to help India deal with the current COVID-19 crisis.  In a letter to PM Modi, Faisal Edhi, who heads the trust, said that the organisation was closely following the […]