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Global Food Leaders Call Upon G7 Heads To Fight Hunger And Malnutrition

May 14, 2022 Rajiv Tikoo

In an open letter ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit, World Food Prize Laureates have written to G7 Heads to address the triple threat of Covid-19, climate change and conflict

Will Omicron End The Pandemic? What Five Global Studies Say

Jan 15, 2022 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

All the studies have indicated that Omicron will infect with far greater speed than any of its previous variants but will show mild symptoms and will not cause any severe disease of the lungs.


Burnley Vs Leicester Match Off Due To COVID-19; Manchester City Report New Cases

It is the 20th Premier League game postponed since Dec. 12 due to players having to isolate. Relegation-threatened Burnley have already played three games fewer than last-place Norwich.

Strictly Follow COVID-19 Norms: Mamata To Gangasagar Pilgrims

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

She requested pilgrims not to overcrowd vehicles in trying to reach Sagar Islands in South 24 Parganas district, to wear double masks and cooperate with the administration, and seek the police's help if needed.


Omicron, Govt Restrictions Hinder Kite Sales In Jaipur Ahead Of Makar Sankranti

Though markets are decked up with colourful kites of different shapes and sizes in the Pink City, the sale of kites and strings (manjha), that dot the skyline of Jaipur with multiple hues on the day of the festival, has been a disappointment, traders said.

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13 January, 2022

Covid-19 Hospitalisations May Spike By Month-End: Maharashtra

PTI

According to the state Health Department, daily requirement of medical oxygen in the state has witnessed a rise andthe present demand is 400 metric tonne.


12 January, 2022

Novak Djokovic's Visa Controversy And His Bid To Defend Australian Open Title - A Timeline

Associated Press (AP)

Novak Djokovic is a nine-time Australian Open champion. He owns 20 Grand Slam singles titles in all, tying him with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most won by a man in tennis history.


12 January, 2022

Omicron And Children: Is Vaccinating Adults Key To Keeping Kids Safe?

Outlook Web Desk

With a spike in Omicron cases, more and more children, especially ones in the unvaccinated age group and those with comorbidities, are getting hospitalised.


12 January, 2022

COVID-19 Hospitalisation Rate Has Stabilised, Cases May Decline: Delhi Health Minister

Outlook Web Desk

While sharing that Delhi is expected to report 25,000 cases on Wednesday, he said it is difficult to conclude if a wave has peaked by looking at the positivity rate or the number of cases.


12 January, 2022

Omicron May Replace Delta As Most Dominant Covid-19 Strain: Why It Matters

Outlook Web Desk

Even though Omicron has caused fewer cases of severe disease and hospitalisation than Delta, the new Covid-19 variant might not be entirely harmless, WHO Covid-19 body chief recently warned.


12 January, 2022

Covid Tally: India Logs 1.9 Lakh Fresh Infections, Active Cases Highest In 211 Days

PTI

The active Covid-19 cases have increased to 9,55,319, the highest in 211 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,84,655 with 442 fresh fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours.


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12 January, 2022

How Soon Can A Covid-Patient Get Re-infected With Omicron? What Experts Said

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Scientific evidence shows that once a person recovers from any variant of Sars_Cov_2, be it Alpha, Beta, or Delta, the possibility of reinfection is extremely low and that too after six to nine months. So far as Omicron is concerned, the rate of reinfection is not known in India yet.


11 January, 2022

Super Spreader: Health Experts Fear Gangasagar Mela Will Worsen Covid-19 Situation

PTI

The Gangasagar Mela will definitely be a super-spreader. There is no doubt of that. Lakhs of people will congregate and we fear there will be violation of Covid-19 safety protocols, said Dr Anima Halder, the principal of State-run Infectious Diseases and Beliaghata General (ID&BG) Hospital.


11 January, 2022

National Youth Festival: PM Narendra Modi To Virtually Inaugurate 25th Edition

PTI

The virtual inauguration of National Youth Festival will take place after the National Youth Summit which aims to galvanize, ignite, unite and activate the youth towards nation building.


11 January, 2022

SA Vs IND: Washington Sundar Tests Positive For COVID-19, In Doubt For ODI Series

PTI

Washington Sundar tested positive for coronavirus in Bengaluru and has not yet joined the other white-ball cricketers in Mumbai, who are scheduled to leave for South Africa in a day or two.


11 January, 2022

Covid-19 Curbs Will Be Imposed Across Delhi-NCR: Centre Assures Delhi Government

PTI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that the centre has assured his government, Covid-19 curbs will be implemented across the National Capital Region (NCR).


11 January, 2022

Omicron, Common Cold Or Flu? How To Identify Your Covid-19 Symptoms

Outlook Web Desk

The initial symptoms of an Omicron infection are the same as former Covid-19 infections from other variants like Delta.


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11 January, 2022

WTO General Council Discusses India's Call For Holding Virtual Ministerial Meet On Pandemic Response

Press Trust of India

India on December 23, 2021, sent a letter to the General Council Chair to hold a virtual ministerial meeting on the response of WTO to the pandemic.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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