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Frankfurt Airport sees 5mn passengers for 1st time since Covid

Frankfurt Airport sees 5mn passengers for 1st time since Covid

🕔18:01, 11.Aug 2022

Berlin, Aug 11 (IANS) Frankfurt Airport, Germany’s main air transport hub, saw more than 5 million passengers in one month for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, authorities said on Thursday. The 5.02 million

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Mandaviya launches ‘Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav’

Mandaviya launches ‘Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav’

🕔16:39, 15.Jul 2022

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday launched the ‘Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav’ at the Nirman Bhawan Covid vaccination camp. As part of the celebration for Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, this special Covid vaccination drive aims

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Shanghai Disneyland reopens after Covid-triggered closure

Shanghai Disneyland reopens after Covid-triggered closure

🕔20:35, 30.Jun 2022

Shanghai, June 30 (IANS) Shanghai Disneyland reopened on Thursday, after more than three months of closure in the wake of a Covid-19 outbreak. Tickets were available for purchase starting from Wednesday, reports Xinhua news agency Visitors are required to present negative

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Covid-19 pandemic ‘far from over’: WHO chief

Covid-19 pandemic ‘far from over’: WHO chief

🕔10:53, 24.May 2022

Geneva, May 24 (IANS) The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated here that the Covid-19 pandemic “is far from over”. “… the pandemic is far from over. And even as we continue to fight it, we face the

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Centre writes to 5 states over rising Covid cases

Centre writes to 5 states over rising Covid cases

🕔06:48, 20.Apr 2022

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday wrote to five states with higher contribution to country’s Covid caseload and a higher positivity rate. “These are few states which are reporting a higher contribution to India’s caseload and a higher

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Despite Covid, HAL revenues touch record high in FY 2021-22

Despite Covid, HAL revenues touch record high in FY 2021-22

🕔13:21, 1.Apr 2022

Public sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has reported its highest ever revenue of over Rs 24,000 crore (provisional and unaudited) for the financial year ending on March 31. Compared to the previous year’s revenues of Rs 22,755 crore, the company

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90% in UP have developed immunity against Covid: Sero survey

90% in UP have developed immunity against Covid: Sero survey

🕔14:25, 3.Feb 2022

Lucknow, Feb 3 (IANS) More than 90 per cent of the people who have taken at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in Uttar Pradesh could have developed resistance against the virus, according to a sero-prevalence survey undertaken by the

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Taking Stock: Health Minister to interact with 9 states, UTs over Covid on Tuesday

Taking Stock: Health Minister to interact with 9 states, UTs over Covid on Tuesday

🕔07:16, 25.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a virtual meeting with nine states and United Territories on Tuesday to take stock of the prevailing Covid situation. A source said that Mandaviya will interact with the health

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Omicron 105% more transmissible than Delta: Study

Omicron 105% more transmissible than Delta: Study

🕔15:31, 9.Jan 2022

Paris, Jan 9 (IANS) The Omicron Covid-19 variant may be 105 per cent more transmissible than Delta, according to a research by French scientists. The study, published on the medRxiv site and yet to be peer-reviewed, analysed 131,478 tests in France

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India’s Omicron tally rises to 961, Delhi tops with 263 cases

India’s Omicron tally rises to 961, Delhi tops with 263 cases

🕔14:54, 30.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) With 180 new cases of highly transmissible Covid variant Omicron detected in the last 24 hours, India’s Omicron tally on Thursday rose to 961. Of these, 320 have been discharged after recovery. The national capital has

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Omicron may do good by replacing Delta from world: Experts

Omicron may do good by replacing Delta from world: Experts

🕔18:59, 28.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid, which has so far been detected in more than 100 countries so far, may help the world get rid of the Delta strain that claimed so many lives across

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Delhi reports 4 new Omicron cases, tally reaches 6

Delhi reports 4 new Omicron cases, tally reaches 6

🕔16:35, 14.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Four new cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant has been reported in Delhi, taking the total tally in the national capital to six, Health Minister Satyendra Jain announced on Tuesday. The six patients have been detected

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Over one lakh SARS-CoV-2 genomes sequenced till Nov: Govt

Over one lakh SARS-CoV-2 genomes sequenced till Nov: Govt

🕔07:35, 3.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) More than one lakh SARS-CoV-2 genomes have been sequenced till November 2021, the Parliament was told on Thursday. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, Science and Technology Minister Dr

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ICMR approves nine systems for molecular testing of SARS-CoV-2

ICMR approves nine systems for molecular testing of SARS-CoV-2

🕔08:03, 2.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved nine systems for molecular testing of SARS-CoV-2 for hassle-free international travel, all of which are considered equivalent to the RT-PCR method. The nine systems of Covid testing

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Blood groups A, B and Rh+ are more prone to Covid: Study

Blood groups A, B and Rh+ are more prone to Covid: Study

🕔16:18, 30.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) People with blood groups A, B and Rh+ are more susceptible to Covid-19 infection whereas O, AB and Rh- are at lower risk of infection, according to a study released on Tuesday by Sir Ganga Ram

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Japan closes borders for overseas travellers amid Omicron scare

Japan closes borders for overseas travellers amid Omicron scare

🕔12:55, 29.Nov 2021

Tokyo, Nov 29 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday that the government will ban the entry of all foreign nationals in principle from Tuesday amid concerns over the new Omicron variant of Covid-19. Kishida told local media that

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AY.4.2 variant not of concern in India at this time, says INSACOG

AY.4.2 variant not of concern in India at this time, says INSACOG

🕔07:06, 8.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Covid-19’s AY.4.2 variant is less than 0.1 per cent of all variants of concern and variant of interest (VOC/VOI), and thus, too low to be of concern at this time, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG)

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Afghanistan at risk of resurgence of polio, Covid

Afghanistan at risk of resurgence of polio, Covid

🕔08:15, 29.Sep 2021

London, Sep 29  With the Taliban retaking Afghanistan last month, and international organisations pulling out funds, there is an increased risk of resurgence of polio, Covid-19 and other diseases there, which can have global implications, Nature reported. Despite the achievements

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3 doses of Covid vax will offer full protection: Fauci

3 doses of Covid vax will offer full protection: Fauci

🕔07:37, 4.Sep 2021

Washington, Sep 4  Three doses of the vaccine against Covid can likely confer full protection, US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said, as the US is soon expected to officially roll out the booster dose. There was good

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One shot of Pfizer vax may be enough for people who had Covid: Study

One shot of Pfizer vax may be enough for people who had Covid: Study

🕔07:10, 9.Aug 2021

New York, Aug 9  Individuals with a prior Covid-19 infection may be sufficiently protected from re-infection after a single dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, freeing up availability of millions of additional doses, suggests a study. “We observed higher SARS-CoV-2 antibody levels

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