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Russia's Covid-19 Infections Reach The Highest Level So Far This Year

Oct 07, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The daily coronavirus death toll topped 900 for a second straight day, with 924 new deaths reported Thursday — a day after reaching a record 929.

'Long COVID': Can Children Experience Symptoms Even After Recovery?

Sep 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Yes, but studies indicate that they're less likely than adults to be affected by symptoms that persist, recur or begin a month or more after infection.


Drug Used To Reduce Blood Fat Is Capable Of Cutting Down SARS-CoV-2 Infection By 70 Per Cent: Study

The reduction of infection was obtained using concentrations of the drug which are safe and achievable using the standard clinical dose of fenofibrate, the researchers said.

Malaysian Youths Demand PM Quit As Pandemic Worsens

Jul 31, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

New daily infections breached 10,000 on July 13 for the first time and have stayed there since, despite a virus emergency in January and a lockdown since June 1


Amid Lifting Of Restrictions, Canada Might Face 4th Covid Wave, Say Officials

About 6.3 million Canadians have not received a first dose and over 5 million have not had a second, a Canadian official said

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30 July, 2021

US: States Race To Use Covid-19 Vaccines Before They Expire

Associated Press (AP)

The surge in infections in U.S is largely due to the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus, which has spread rapidly, particularly among unvaccinated people


29 July, 2021

Burundi Government Finally Accepts COVID-19 Vaccines

Associated Press (AP)

Health Minister Thaddee Ndikumana on Wednesday said the vaccines will arrive with the support of the World Bank. It was not immediately clear how many doses the East African country will receive or when.


28 July, 2021

China Mandates Negative Covid Test For Drivers Leaving Jiangsu Province As Cases Spike

Associated Press (AP)

The National Health Commission reported 48 new cases in Jiangsu over the previous 24 hours, bringing its total to 154 over recent days


26 July, 2021

Sensex Slips 123 Points; Nifty Ends Below 15,850

PTI

The 30-share BSE index ended 123.53 points or 0.23 per cent lower at 52,852.27, while the broader NSE Nifty slipped 31.60 points or 0.20 per cent to 15,824.45


26 July, 2021

World Stocks Mostly Lower After Wall Street Highs

Associated Press (AP)

The S&P 500 index climbed 1 per cent to 4,411.79, while the Dow rose 0.7 per cent to 35,061.55 and the Nasdaq composite gained 1 per cent to 14,836.99


26 July, 2021

Philippines' Duterte To Deliver Final Speech To Congress Amid Crises

Associated Press (AP)

Rodrigo Duterte will be winding down his six-year term amid a raging pandemic, a battered economy and his legacy


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25 July, 2021

Malaysia Reports New Daily High Of 17,045 Covid-19 Cases

Associated Press (AP)

The health ministry said Sunday that total infections have now reached 1,013,438


22 July, 2021

Mobile Internet Disruptions Seen In Iran Amid Water Protests

Associated Press (AP)

While landline service continues, NetBlocks warned its analysis and user reports were 'consistent with a regional internet shutdown intended to control protests'


22 July, 2021

Rupee Gains 18 Paise To 74.43 Against US Dollar In Early Trade

PTI

The domestic unit opened at 74.46 against the dollar, then inched higher to 74.43, registering a gain of 18 paise over its previous close


20 July, 2021

South Korea PM Apologises For Virus Surge Among Soldiers

Associated Press (AP)

As per the The Defense Ministry, 247 of the destroyer's 301 crew members have been infected


19 July, 2021

Global Shares Fall On Virus Fears; Oil Slips On OPEC Deal

Associated Press (AP)

France's CAC 40 shed 1.1 per cent in early trading to 6,388.62, while Germany's DAX was down 1.1 per cent at 15,370.28


19 July, 2021

UK PM Johnson Urges People To Stay Cautious As Lockdown Restrictions Ease

Outlook Web Bureau

Boris Johnson warns of the Delta variant of coronavirus which is extremely contagious and urges people to stay cautious as lockdown restrictions come to an end soon.


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19 July, 2021

US Hopes New Mask Mandate Will Reverse Virus Spike In LA

Associated Press (AP)

California has seen a steady rise in virus cases since the state fully reopened its economy on June 15 and did away with capacity limits and social distancing


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.

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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.

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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