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Biden administration plans to strengthen health measures around international travel

Biden administration plans to strengthen health measures around international travel

It’s a new dawn in the US, as Joe Biden entered The White House as the 46th president. The US imposed travel restrictions on Europe last March and the Brazilian entry ban was put in place in May ...

Flowers and consent forms for India's huge vaccine rollout

Flowers and consent forms for India's huge vaccine rollout

India began one of the world's biggest coronavirus vaccination programmes on Saturday, hoping to end a pandemic that has killed 150,000 people in the country and torpedoed the economy.

'Anything can happen' with Tokyo Olympics: Japan minister

'Anything can happen' with Tokyo Olympics: Japan minister

A Japanese cabinet minister admitted Friday that ‘anything can happen’ with the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first senior official to concede uncertainty about the Games ...

Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

A homegrown coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out in India from Saturday even though clinical trials haven't been completed. But the government insists it will be safe and effective.

Tokyo Olympics organisers say cancellation report 'fake news'

Tokyo Olympics organisers say cancellation report 'fake news'

Tokyo Olympics organisers played down a poll showing plunging support for the Games on Tuesday and said a report claiming cancellation could be discussed next month was ‘fake news’.

From macaques to crabs, wildlife faces threat from face masks

From macaques to crabs, wildlife faces threat from face masks

Masks that helped save lives during the coronavirus pandemic are proving a deadly hazard for wildlife, with birds and marine creatures ensnared in the staggering number of discarded facial coverings littering animal habitats.

India readies colossal coronavirus vaccine rollout

India readies colossal coronavirus vaccine rollout

India aims to begin vaccinating its 1.3 billion people against coronavirus from Saturday, a colossal and complex task compounded by safety worries, shaky infrastructure and public scepticism.

US logs more than 3,900 Covid deaths in new 24hr record: Johns Hopkins

US logs more than 3,900 Covid deaths in new 24hr record: Johns Hopkins

The United States broke its own record for the number of daily deaths from Covid-19 yet again Tuesday, recording 3,936 fatalities in 24 hours, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins university.

India holds vaccine drills ahead of mass inoculation drive

India holds vaccine drills ahead of mass inoculation drive

India on Saturday staged nationwide drills to start one of the world's biggest coronavirus vaccination programmes as the drug regulator prepared to approve the first vaccine.

US Covid-19 cases surpass 20 million as deaths mount

US Covid-19 cases surpass 20 million as deaths mount

The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases, after global celebrations welcoming in 2021 were largely muted by the pandemic.

India races to find UK arrivals to halt new virus strain

India races to find UK arrivals to halt new virus strain

Indian authorities were trying Wednesday to track down tens of thousands of people who entered the country from Britain in recent weeks as cases of a new and fast-spreading coronavirus strain ...

AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

A coronavirus vaccine developed by drug firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University has been approved for use in Britain, the government said Wednesday, adding the mass rollout will start on January 4.