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Japan Passes 50 Per Cent Vaccination Rate, May Ease Limits In November

Sep 12, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is in charge of COVID-19 measures, told NHK public television's weekly talk show Sunday that about 60 per cent of the population is expected to be fully vaccinated by the end of September, on par with current levels in Europe.

J&K To Prioritise Vaccination Of Students Above 18 For Reopening Educational Institutions

Sep 11, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

'We are trying to vaccinate students aged above 18 years on priority and professors and teachers in the academic institutions as well because the aim is to restart the institutions,' said J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha


Unions Split On Vaccine Mandates, Complicating Biden Push

Dissent in Biden's own coalition may make it especially hard for him to implement new vaccination requirements. The divide complicates matters for Biden as he tries to get the delta variant under control.

States And UTs Have Over 70.63 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses From Centre: Health Ministry

Sep 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Additionally, more than 96 lakh doses are in the pipeline.


The Story Behind Himachal’s Vaccination Success: What Health Workers Told PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with healthcare workers and beneficiaries of the Covid vaccination programme in Himachal Pradesh through a video conference.

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24 August, 2021

Anthony Fauci Expects Uptick In Vaccination Following FDA's Approval Of Pfizer Vaccine

Associated Press (AP)

The top infectious disease expert in the U.S. says the Food and Drug Administration's decision Monday should encourage people who cited lack of approval as a reason for not getting vaccinated


23 August, 2021

Covid Antibody That protects Against Broad Range Of Variants Identified

PTI

The findings, posted as a pre-proof in the journal Immunity, could help develop new antibody-based therapies that are less likely to lose their potency as the virus mutates.


13 August, 2021

Japan Races To Vaccinate As Virus Surges After Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

Japan has managed the COVID-19 pandemic better than many countries, without the kind of restrictive lockdown used in other nations, but some believe that may now be needed.


09 August, 2021

Foreign Nationals Can Now Get Vaccinated In India By Registering Via CoWIN

Outlook Web Bureau

This initiative will ensure the safety of foreign nationals residing in India. It will also bring down the possibilities of further transfer of infection from unvaccinated persons residing in India.


05 August, 2021

Low Vaccinations, Negligence In Home Isolation: What Central Covid Team That Visited Kerala Found

Outlook Web Bureau

The current TPR in the Malappuram district is approximately 17.26% and the team has advised the district officials to increase active surveillance and contact tracing.


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.


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31 July, 2021

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

Associated Press (AP)

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


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


27 July, 2021

SC Refuses To Take 'Elitist' View Of Banning Beggars From Streets Amid Pandemic

Outlook Web Bureau

The top court issued notices to the Centre and the Delhi government, seeking their responses within two weeks on a petition for rehabilitation of beggars and their vaccination amid the pandemic


26 July, 2021

Covid 2nd Wave May Have More Lasting Damage On Economy: Moody's Analytics

PTI

Moody's Analytics said social distancing is weighing on the current quarter, but economic recovery will resume by the year-end.


25 July, 2021

Where Are Vaccines? Rahul Gandhi Slams Modi For Failing To Understand 'Mann Ki Baat' Of Indians

Outlook Web Desk

The former Congress President also shared a video highlighting the alleged slow vaccination rate and media reports where people were not getting vaccines across the country.


18 July, 2021

UK's PM Johnson Avoids Quarantine After Colleague Catches Covid-19

Associated Press (AP)

On Friday, Boris Johnson attended a meeting with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday


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14 July, 2021

As Riots Continue Unabated In South Africa, Death Toll Rises To 72

Associated Press (AP)

Violence erupted in the country after former President Jacob Zuma began serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court on Thursday.


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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