Bangladesh announces 14-day nationwide lockdown from Friday

Kolkata: The Bangladesh government on Thursday (July 22) announced a 14-day nationwide lockdown which will come into effect from Friday in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. The lockdown will continue till August 5. The government ordered strict measures to be followed during the 14-day period. All offices, industries and garment factories, etc. […]

Bangladesh to impose countrywide ‘hard lockdown’ to curb COVID-19 cases

Dhaka: Amid a dramatic surge in COVID-19 infections, Bangladesh will be going into a nationwide ‘hard lockdown’ from Monday (June 28, 2021) for seven days in a bid to stem the spread of cases. In a notification on Friday, the Information Ministry said that all government and private offices, except for emergency services will remain […]

Canada extends ban on passenger flights from India till June 21

Ottawa: The government of Canada has extended the current flight ban from India and Pakistan, amid the worsening COVID-19 situation, by another month. The ban on incoming flights from India and Pakistan will continue till June 21. The Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra made the announcement on Friday (May 21, 2021). Alghabra said that the […]

COVID-19: United Kingdom to review its travel Red list in June

New Delhi: The United Kingdom will be reviewing its traffic light system which includes countries listed on the travel red list on 28th June. Further reviews will also take place on 31st July, 1st October. More than 40 countries have been listed on UK’s travel red list, making it difficult for travellers from these countries […]

Indian COVID strain ‘variant of concern’ but not vaccine resistant: WHO

United Nations: The B-1617 variant of the coronavirus, first identified in India, has been classified as a variant of concern at the global level by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead at the WHO, said Monday (May 10) that the B.1.617 virus variant that was first identified in India […]

After France, Spain detects 11 cases of COVID-19 variant first identified in India

Madrid: Spain’s health minister has confirmed that the European country has detected 11 cases of the new strain of the coronavirus first identified in India. Minister Carolina Darias said the cases were two separate outbreaks discovered by health officials in recent days. Earlier, France had confirmed three cases of Indian COVID-19 variants in the country. […]

US delivers large shipments of medical supplies to India

New Delhi: Two American military aircraft on Friday brought to India large amounts of emergency medical supplies as part of the Joe Biden administration’s support to the country’s fight against a devastating wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The first consignment of the supplies was brought to Delhi in a C-5M Super Galaxy, one of the […]

France to provide oxygen generators, liquid O2, ventilators to help India combat COVID-19 surge

New Delhi: France has announced that it will provide India with eight high capacity oxygen generators, liquid oxygen for 2000 patients for five days, as well as 28 ventilators and equipment for ICUs. “In the next few days, France will deliver to India not only immediate relief but also long-term capacities:- 8 high capacity oxygen […]

Turkey announces full lockdown from April 29 to curb COVID spread

ANKARA: Turks will be required to stay mostly at home under a nationwide “full lockdown” starting on Thursday and lasting until May 17 to curb a surge in coronavirus infections and deaths, President Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday. Turkey logged 37,312 new COVID-19 infections and 353 deaths in the last 24 hours, health ministry data […]

Disneyland Paris to be converted into mass Covid-19 vaccination site

PARIS: Disneyland Paris, which is one of Europe’s most favoured tourist destinations, will be converted into a mass Covid-19 vaccination site at its convention centre from Saturday. The announcement was made as France is trying hard to expedite its mass vaccination drive. Disneyland Paris will become a mass Covid-19 vaccination site starting Saturday in partnership […]

Britain adds India to travel ‘red-list’ as COVID-19 cases surge

LONDON: The United Kingdom has announced to impose its strictest travel curbs on India after an explosion of coronavirus cases in the country. The announcement was made on Monday, shortly after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called off a scheduled trip to New Delhi. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that it will be effective from […]