Third wave of COVID-19 pandemic ‘appears to be broken’, says German Health Minister

Berlin: The third wave of the coronavirus pandemic appears to be broken, German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Friday, as social distancing measures and an accelerating vaccination campaign help lower the infection rate. “The third wave appears to be broken,” Spahn told a regular weekly news briefing on Germany`s pandemic management. The head of […]

Republican lawmakers ask President Biden not to support India’s proposal at WTO amid COVID-19 pandemic

Washington: Twelve Republican lawmakers have urged the Biden administration to not support a proposal by India and South Africa before the World Trade Organisation to temporarily waive some Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) rules amid the coronavirus pandemic. If the US gives up intellectual property rights, it will harm innovation and production, and […]

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 […]

Japan to provide 300 oxygen concentrators, ventilators to India amid COVID-19 oxygen crisis

Tokyo: Japanese Ambassador to India Satoshi Suzuki on Friday (April 30) informed that the country will provide 300 oxygen generators and as many ventilators to India which is currently facing the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Taking to Twitter, Suzuki said that Japan stands with India in its “greatest time of need”. “Japan stands with […]

Britain to host 2022 vaccine summit for future pandemics, aims at raising money for R&D

London: Britain said on Friday (April 30) it would host a summit in 2022 to raise money for vaccine research and development to support an international coalition seeking to speed up the production of shots for future diseases. Britain is using its presidency of the Group of Seven (G7) rich nations to highlight the need […]

कोरोना : अमेरिका ने अपने नागरिकों को भारत समेत दुनिया के 80 फीसदी देशों की यात्रा न करने की सलाह दी

कोरोना वायरस के बढ़ते मामलों के बीच अमेरिका ने अपने नागरिकों को सलाह दी है कि वे भारत समेत दुनिया के 80 फीसदी देशों की यात्रा न करें।  Source link

COVID-19 predominantly transmitted through air: Lancet study cites ‘strong evidence’

New Delhi: Strong evidence has come to fore that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, behind the COVID-19 pandemic, is predominantly transmitted through the air, according to a new assessment published in The Lancet journal on Friday (April 16). The report said that public health measures that fail to treat the virus as predominantly airborne leave people unprotected […]

Poland extends COVID-19 lockdown as ‘third wave’ affects healthcare system

Warsaw: The Polish government has extended the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown by a week, saying the recent “zenith of the pandemic’s third wave” is starting to affect healthcare facilities. It is the second extension of the lockdown since it was put in place on March 27, Xinhua news agency reported. The current lockdown would have expired […]