Day: May 7, 2021

India’s disaster hangs over countries facing COVID-19 surges

SOHAG, Egypt — Countries worldwide wrestling with new coronavirus surges are trying to ensure they aren’t hit by an India-style disaster. They face many of the same risks, including large populations that have shirked restrictions and fragile health systems shaken under the strain. In a province along the […]

India seeks travel exemption for badminton team to compete in Tokyo qualifier

Indian badminton players’ hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics hang in balance, with the country’s sports ministry seeking exemption from the travel ban to compete in a qualifier in Malaysia. In the wake of an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases in India, Malaysia has banned travel from […]

Myanmar junta says seeks stability before allowing ASEAN envoy visit

Myanmar’s ruling junta is focusing on creating a stable situation in the country before agreeing to allow a visit by a Southeast Asian envoy, as part of a five-point consensus agreed by regional leaders last month, an official said on Friday. Major Kaung Htet San, a spokesman for […]

Australia to reopen door to India, local COVID-19 cluster appears contained

Australia will lift a ban on its citizens returning from COVID-ravaged India next week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as state officials reported that an outbreak in Sydney appeared to be contained. Morrison stood by his decision to impose a biosecurity order last month barring […]

Gandhi warns ‘explosive’ COVID wave threatens India and the world

India’s main opposition leader Rahul Gandhi warned on Friday that unless the deadly second COVID-19 wave sweeping the country was brought under control it would decimate India as well as threaten the rest of the world. In a letter, Gandhi implored Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prepare for […]

Update on COVID Vaccination Phase-3

A new Security Feature added to CoWIN digital platform “4 digit security code” to Minimise Errors for ONLINE bookings/appointments operational from 8thMay 2021 DELHI, MAY 7: It has been noticed in some instances that citizens that had booked their appointment for COVID vaccination through the CoWIN portal, but […]

Sonia Gandhi says Covid battle transcends political differences, demands all-party meet

New Delhi, May 7:  Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday accused the Modi government of having failed the people of the country in handling the pandemic and demanded that an all-party meeting be convened immediately on the COVID-19 situation. The battle against the pandemic transcends political differences and […]

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