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COVID Restrictions

Omicron: Delhi Govt To Clamp Restrictions In View Of Christmas, New Year If Need Be

Dec 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said he has been closely monitoring the situation in the aftermath of the detection of the new coronavirus variant and adequate arrangements, including those related to hospital beds and medicines, will be made available.

Omicron Scare: All You Need To Know About India's New Travel Rules Effective From Today

Dec 01, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Ministry of Health has separated travelers coming from (Omicron variant) 'Countries at-risk' from other international travelers. Check the list here, along with travel guidelines that come into effect from today.

Madras High Court Tells Tamil Nadu Government To Allow 20,000 Devotees For Karthigai Deepam

"In all, 20,000 devotees per day should be permitted on 19.11.2021 and 20.11.2021 to circumambulate the holy hill (to go on Girivalam)," the bench said.

US To Lift All Restrictions For Fully Vaccinated International Travellers, Including Indians

Nov 05, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Fully vaccinated travellers will continue to show a pre-departure negative test taken within three days of travel to the US prior to boarding,

Follow Norms On Diwali, Covid Still Not Over: Arvind Kejriwal

Underlining that the Covid pandemic is still not over and dengue is on the rise, he stressed the need to practise utmost care and preventive behaviour.

28 October, 2021

Australia Advises Caution Overseas When Border Opens On Monday

Associated Press (AP)

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reinstated its travel advice for 177 countries and territories ahead of fully vaccinated Australians becoming free to travel from Monday.

28 October, 2021

Covid-19: New Zealand Eases Travel Rules But Tourists Not Welcome Yet

Associated Press (AP)

New Zealand officials said that quarantine requirements for citizens coming back home will be 7 days instead of 14. However, they didn't confirm when tourists might be welcome as well.

13 October, 2021

US To Open Its Border For Fully Covid-19 Vaccinated Travelers From November

Associated Press (AP)

Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel, such as trade, since the earliest days of the pandemic.

19 September, 2021

UP Govt Eases COVID Curbs, Allowes 100 People To Gather In Non-Containment Zones

Outlook Web Desk

A distance of two yards will have to be maintained in seating arrangement for guests. Toilets should be adequately cleaned and sanitised, the statement said.

08 August, 2021

India Moves From UK's 'Red' To 'Amber' List As Britain Eases Travel Restrictions

Outlook Web Desk

Fully vaccinated Indian passengers will no longer be required to spend ten days in mandatory quarantine at a hotel in Britain upon arrival anymore.

03 August, 2021

Covid Second Wave Not Over Yet, 8 States Log R-Value Higher Than 1: Govt

Outlook Web Desk

The R-value or reproductive value of Covid-19, which reflects the severity of the virus' spread, is more than one in eight states including Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


01 August, 2021

Criticism Against Kerala’s Covid Management Unwarranted: Virologist Shahid Jameel

Preetha Nair

Renowned virologist and former INSACOG chief Shahid Jameel says that Kerala is ahead of many states in conducting tests and detecting Covid-19 cases.

29 July, 2021

Japan Alarmed After Record Spike In Tokyo's Covid Cases

Associated Press (AP)

Concerned about the spike in Tokyo, the governors of three prefectures near the capital said they will to ask Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to declare a state of emergency in their areas as well.

26 July, 2021

Covid Crisis: Germany May Impose Restrictions On Unvaccinated People

Associated Press (AP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated on Thursday that new coronavirus infections are increasing at an alarming rate in Germany and urged her fellow citizens to get vaccinated and push others to do so as well.

18 July, 2021

Karnataka Eases Covid Restrictions, Allows Opening Of Cinema Halls, Colleges

Outlook Web Desk

The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa with senior ministers and officials at his residence here.

03 July, 2021

Delhi Police Issued More Than 1.60 lakh Challans For Flouting COVID Rules Since April

Outlook Web Desk

Data shared by officials says1,62,526 challans have been issued in the national capital during the period for various coronavirus-related violations.

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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