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Covid-19 Omicron Variant: South Africa Decries 'Draconian' Travel Bans

Nov 27, 2021 Deutsche Welle

South African health officials said travel bans over the newly discovered 'Omicro'n variant are not yet justified. Meanwhile, there is a "high" risk the variant will spread in Europe, authorities say.

‘Omicron’ Covid-19 Variant: WHO Urges South Asian Countries To Up Their Guard

Nov 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

World Health Organisation has said: ‘the surge in cases elsewhere in the world and confirmation of a new Variant of Concern, is a reminder of the persisting risk’.

PM Modi To Review Covid Situation Today Amid Concerns Over New Coronavirus Variant

The meeting comes amid rising global concerns over a new strain of the coronavirus which the World Health Organization has named 'Omicron' and classified as a highly transmissible virus of concern.

New Covid-19 Variant: WHO Hosts Special Meeting

Nov 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The WHO's technical advisory group held a virtual meet to discuss the so-called B.1.1.529 variant of Covid-19, that has made stock markets to swoon and led the European Union to cancel flights to southern Africa.

New Covid-19 Variant: EU Nations Asked To Stop Air Travel From Southern Africa

The European Union wants its member states to halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.

12 November, 2021

Covaxin 77.8 Percent Effective Against Covid-19: Lancet Study

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Covaxin analysis demonstrated it to be 93.4 percent effective against severe symptomatic Covid-19, the Lancet Study said.

09 November, 2021

UK To Add Covaxin To List Of Approved Covid-19 Vaccines For International Travellers

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After the World Health Organization (WHO) listed Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in Emergency use, the UK government will now list it in its list of approved vaccines for Covid-19, the British High Commissioner said.

09 November, 2021

Lack Of Funds Hampering Nations Prioritizing Health And Climate Change: WHO

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In 70% cases up from 56% in 2019, countries report that lack of funding, the impact of Covid19 and insufficient human resource capacity are major barriers to progress in helping reduce the impact of climate change on the health of millions.

06 November, 2021

US To Allow Vaccinated Foreigners To Enter From Nov 8: What It Means For Indian Travellers

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An estimated three million visa applications from Indians wanting to visit the United States, either for work, leisure or academics, will flood the US administration once the travel restrictions are eased.

05 November, 2021

Bharat Biotech’s US Partner Seeks Approval For Use Of Covaxin In Children

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The submission is based on results of Bharat Biotech's Phase 2/3 paediatric clinical trial involving 526 children between 2-18 years of age.

04 November, 2021

Covaxin Gets WHO Nod For Emergency Use: What That Means For Indian Travelers

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The announcement has come as a great relief to the millions of Indians including—students, professionals and businessmen jabbed with Covaxin who intend to travel abroad.


04 November, 2021

WHO Negotiates With Bharat Biotech To Join UN Agency's Tech Access Pool

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Covaxin was assessed under the WHO EUL procedure based on the review of data on quality, safety, efficacy, a risk management plan and programmatic suitability.

03 November, 2021

Covaxin: WHO Panel Recommends Emergency Use Listing Status For Bharat Biotech's Covid Vaccine

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The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on October 26 had sought 'additional clarifications' from the company for Covaxin to conduct a final 'risk-benefit assessment' for Emergency Use Listing of the vaccine.

01 November, 2021

G20 Leaders Vow To Boost Covid-19 Vaccine Supply In Developing Countries

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The G20 leaders vowed to strengthen the World Health Organization to fast-track the process for emergency use authorization of Covid-19 vaccines and boosting vaccine supply in developing nations.

29 October, 2021

US To Deepen Ties With Taiwan Amid China Scare

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The US support for Taiwan comes as tensions between China and the island are now at the highest in decades, with Beijing stepping up its military harassment by flying fighter jets toward Taiwan.

29 October, 2021

US To Roll Out USD144 Million In Humanitarian Aid For People Of Afghanistan: Antony Blinken

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According to the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the financial assistance would be directly received by humanitarian organizations including UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO.

28 October, 2021

Covaxin: 7 Countries Allowing Entry To Indians Vaccinated With Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 Shot

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India recently surpassed the milestone of administering 100 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin undoubtedly has been an integral part of this journey.


21 October, 2021

100-Crore-Vaccinations: India Wins Global Accolades From WHO, World Leaders

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India’s historic 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination landmark has won global appreciation with wishes pouring in from WHO and neighbouring countries.

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Leader of Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly Pritam Singh during a protest near the State Secretariat against the Devasthanam Act, in Dehradun.

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Indian Player Mayank Agarwal plays a shot during third day of the first Test cricket match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur.

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MP & Bollywood actor Sunny Deol with his son Karan Deol (L) during Karan's birthday celebrations, at Sunny Super Sound studio in Mumbai.

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Sharad Agarwal, Head, Lamborghini India flags off a convoy of over 50 Lamborghinis as part of the Lamborghini Espierenza Giro India 2021, at Manesar in Gurugram.

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Lok Janshakti Party (Ramvilas) President Chirag Paswan inspects Bapu Auditorium for preparation of his party foundation day function, in Patna.

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