Corona Virus/Covid-19

India number 3 on list of maximum COVID-19 vaccinations, behind only the US and UK

As per the health ministry over 57 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

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Saudi Arabia bans travellers from 20 countries, including India and the US

The ban will also apply to any passengers who have passed through the 20 countries on the list in the 14 days preceding the implementation...

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Indian government extends restrictions on UK flights till February 14

The Indian government has extended the restriction on flights between India and United Kingdom up to midnight of February 14, 2021.

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India faster than US, UK in administering 1 million vaccine shots: Health Ministry

The Union Health Ministry yesterday lauded India's efforts in conducting a successful vaccination drive and said India took only six days to...

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WHO investigative team arrives in Wuhan from Singapore

A team of experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) arrived in Wuhan today to start a probe into the origins of the coronavirus, even...

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Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal tests positive for COVID-19 after Capitol lockdown

Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal announced today that she has tested positive for coronavirus after being locked down in a...

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PM Lee Hsien Loong gets first vaccine shot as government announces rollout plan

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received his first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine today and urged others to take the jabs in a country...

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Passengers travelling from UK to India in January will have to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR COVID test

Passengers will be required to submit self-declaration forms on an online portal at least 72 hours prior to travel and also carry a negative...

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WHO praises India’s action and resolve to end COVID-19 pandemic

India is the largest vaccine producer in the world and has come in for praise from Bill Gates as well.

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UK PM Boris Johnson announces new lockdown amid surging coronavirus deaths

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday night ordered a new national lockdown to try to slow a surge in COVID-19 cases that threatens...

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Singapore begins COVID-19 vaccination with first batch of healthcare workers at NCID

More than 30 staff from across the NCID family were vaccinated on the first day.

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South Asia handled pandemic well, states US-Indian joint study

A transcontinental study found that the South Asian region has done well in mounting an appropriate response and has shown a notably lower...

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Singapore Airlines trials digital verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccine data

The initiative is the first in the world to be based on the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Travel Pass framework.

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Singapore to start vaccinating healthcare workers on Dec 30

Singapore will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers progressively from December 30, Ministry of Health (MOH)...

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Indian-origin doctors in US take COVID-19 vaccine in public to encourage others

Several Indian-American physicians have publicised getting the coronavirus vaccine shot and are encouraging others to follow suit,...

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Adoption of TraceTogether in Singapore crosses 70%

As at December 21, the percentage of Singapore residents using the TraceTogether (TT) mobile app or physical token has surpassed the 70 per...

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20 people arriving from UK test positive for COVID-19, Indian Health Ministry says new strain not yet found in India

As many as 20 passengers from the United Kingdom tested positive for COVID-19 at airports in Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.

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Singapore to bar visitors with recent travel history to UK from 23:59 pm on December 23

From 11.59pm on December 23 till further notice, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to the UK...

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NUS researchers develop foldable tent for safe dental care during pandemic

As dentists are at a high risk of exposure to COVID-19, and other critical infectious diseases, researchers from NUS have invented a...

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First COVID-19 vaccine shipment arrives in Singapore

The first COVID-19 vaccine shipment arrived in Singapore from Brussels on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) cargo plane on Monday, December 21,...

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India among countries to ban flights to UK following reports of new coronavirus strain

India today announced that it had joined the list of countries that have temporarily banned flights from the United Kingdom after the...

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Indian Health Ministry to meet to discuss mutated COVID strain in UK

The Indian Union Health Ministry has called an urgent meeting of its Joint Monitoring Group today to discuss the emergence of a mutated...

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Indians' COVID-19 vaccination to be on voluntary basis: Health Ministry

The Indian Health Ministry announced that getting vaccinated will be voluntary while underlining that the vaccine introduced in India will...

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French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for COVID-19

The president will now self isolate for seven days, in compliance with France’s national regulations.

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WHO’s special Christmas message for kids: Santa is immune to coronavirus!

WHO Technical Head Dr Maria Van Kerkhove addressed children’s concerns regarding the novel coronavirus impacting Santa Clause’s health.

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