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Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

COVID-19: WHO tracking EG.5 'variant of interest', says Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organization is currently tracking several COVID-19 "variants of interest", including EG.5, which is on the rise in several...

Health & Fitness

India sees sharp jump in COVID cases; over 7,000 recorded in 24 hours

India recorded a single-day rise of 7,830 new covid cases today, the highest in 223 days. Active cases in the country have increased to...

India

COVID-19 cases see 79 per cent spike in last week

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that India saw 5,676 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours taking the active tally to...

India

India to hold nationwide COVID drills as cases spike

India reported a continuing spike in COVID cases, the government announced that a nationwide drill is planned today and tomorrow to review...

India

Centre directs people to wear masks at crowded places amid China’s COVID spike

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a meeting yesterday to discuss the COVID situation in India amid the rapid rise in cases in...

India

No need for International travellers to India to declare vaccination status: Government

News: Travellers arriving in India will no longer need to file self-declaration Covid vaccination forms on the Air Suvidha portal, the...

India

South Korea lifts all COVID-19 travel restrictions

South Korea lifts all COVID-19 travel restrictions. Starting tomorrow, visitors to South Korea are no longer required to undergo PCR testing...

Travel

Delhi logs India's fourth monkeypox case

India News: Delhi yesterday reported first case of Monkeypox. The patient has been admitted to Maulana Azad Medical College, the Union...

India

Indian government takes steps to reduce monkeypox risk

India News: The Union health ministry has taken a number of steps to minimise the risk of monkeypox importation as well as to boost...

India

Singapore President, Speaker, Minister contract COVID

Singapore President Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, and Minister Edwin Tong have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Singapore

COVID-19 cases rising in 110 countries, warns WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday stated that the COVID-19 pandemic is changing but it is not over and warned that the Covid...

Global

Singapore reports 11,504 COVID cases; highest in three months

Singapore reported 11,504 new COVID-19 cases, the highest in over three months, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung warn people that latest wave of...

Singapore

Meet Indian-American teen Harini Logan, Scripps Bee 2022 champion

Indian-American teen Harini Logan has emerged as the champion of the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee and is over the moon.

USA Spotlight - @work

Backlash over viral video showing minor driving near Mumbai highway

A video of a minor girl driving a Toyota Fortuner on the Eastern Express Highway near Mumbai has gone viral and prompted a backlash from...

India

Kamala Harris is the latest in White House to contract Covid

USA News: United States vice-president Kamala Harris has tested positive for Covid, but is asymptomatic, the White House said.

USA

PM Modi chairs COVID review meet with CMs

PM Modi Live: Amid a spike in India’s COVID 19 cases triggered by the Omicron variant, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a review...

India

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal self-isolates after testing positive for COVID

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has isolated himself in home after testing positive for COVID-19.

India

India begins vaccination for 15-18-year-olds from today

India News: Vaccinations kicked off for teens in the 15 to 18 age group from today across India amid a surge of Covid-19 cases in multiple...

India

India sees Omicron tally crossing 1,000 mark

India witnessed its Omicron tally breaching the 1,000 mark for the first time, just two days ahead of the new year. Breaking News

India

May see spike in COVID-19 cases in India, according to Cambridge virus tracker

India may see a spurt in the Coronavirus growth rate within days and head into an intense but short-lived virus wave as the...

India

India clears two more Covid vaccines, one pill

The Indian government has cleared two more Covid vaccines - Corbevax and Covovax - and one anti-viral pill Molnupiravir

India

Singapore world's second most expensive city to live in; Tel Aviv tops the list

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Singapore has become the world's second most expensive city to live in. Tel Aviv is the world's most...

Global

Omicron threat: India set to postpone resumption of international flight services

COVID-19 News: India's announcement about the resumption of commercial international flights scheduled for December 15 is likely to be...

India

US: 99% Covid deaths in last six months among unvaccinated

The United States is facing "the pandemic of the unvaccinated" amid a nationwide spike in COVID infections. Fuelling by the highly...

USA

16-year-old “erroneously” administered Moderna COVID-19 jab in Singapore

The Expert Committee for COVID-19 Vaccination has reviewed the case, and does not expect him to suffer any safety issues from this incident.

Singapore