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COVID Restrictions

TMC Top Brass Wants To Withhold Political, Religious Meets Following Rise In Covid Cases

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The Calcutta High Court has directed West Bengal State Election Commission to file an affidavit on a petition seeking postponement of the elections in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases

Large Crowds In Local Trains Flout Covid Norms In West Bengal

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The West Bengal government, in an order issued on Sunday, capped the number of passengers in local trains to 50 per cent of the seating capacity. It has also limited the hours of service to 7 pm.


Rajasthan Imposes Covid Curbs On Political Rallies, Fairs, Weddings

Before organising any such event, information regarding the same will have to be uploaded on a web portal developed by the DoIT, it added.

Bengal Imposes Travel And Workplace Restrictions Amidst COVID Surge

Jan 02, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

"All government and private offices will function with 50 per cent workforce. Work from home will be encouraged as far as possible," Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi said.


Need To Bring Back Covid Curbs In Kolkata In Light Of X-Mas Crowds: Experts

Virologists and public health experts felt an urgent clampdown was needed to avoid a repeat of such mass gatherings with Covid inappropriate behaviour during the New Year celebrations.

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26 December, 2021

Curbs feared to return as Covid positivity rate in Delhi mounts to 0.46 per cent

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Curfew From 10 pm To 5 am Will Be Imposed During Yellow, Amber And Orange Alerts. If A 'Red' Alert Is Sounded, There Will Be "Total Curfew".


10 December, 2021

Health Ministry, Agencies Should Assess Requirement Of Vaccine Booster Shots: Par Panel

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Underlining that the nature and virulence of COVID-19 pandemic is "unpredictable", the committee cautioned that alertness and preparedness cannot be compromised at any stage.


13 November, 2021

Russia: Covid-19 Restrictions To Take Effect Early Next Year

Associated Press (AP)

Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, who heads Russia's state coronavirus task force, said that restrictions on public places will take force on Feb. 1, 2022.


29 October, 2021

UK Eases Travel Rules, Takes All Seven Countries Off Virus 'Red List'

Associated Press (AP)

Once the change takes effect on Monday, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer have to stay in a quarantine hotel for 11 nights at a cost of more than 2,000 pounds.


29 July, 2021

Philippines President Says Unvaccinated Citizens Will Be Shut In Their Homes

Associated Press (AP)

With a population of roughly 110 million, the Philippines is experiencing a deadly COVID-19 outbreak. Only 7 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated, and another 11 million have received their first dose.


28 July, 2021

Australia: Lockdown Extended In Sydney Amid Fresh Covid Surge

Associated Press (AP)

After reporting 177 new illnesses in the previous 24-hour period on Wednesday, the state government of New South Wales declared that the city's lockdown will remain at least until August 28.


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27 July, 2021

Australia: Melbourne Ends 5th Covid Lockdown

Associated Press (AP)

Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, will end its fifth lockdown on Tuesday, with the Victoria state government declaring victory over a second outbreak of the highly dangerous COVID-19 delta type.


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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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