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COVID-19: Saudi Arabia eases travel ban for vaccinated citizens

The ban, in place since March 2020, has impacted Saudi students who were studying abroad, among others.

published on : 17th May 2021

Herd immunity appears unlikely for COVID-19, but CDC says vaccinated people can ditch masks in most settings

When COVID-19 first began spreading, public health and medical experts began talking about the need for the U.S. to reach herd immunity to stop the coronavirus from spreading.

published on : 17th May 2021

Should my child get the COVID-19 vaccine? 7 questions answered by a pediatric infectious disease expert

Here she addresses some of the concerns parents may have about their teen or preteen getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

published on : 17th May 2021

Tamil actor Nitish Veera of 'Pudhupettai' and 'Asuran' fame passes away due to COVID-19

Kollywood actor Nitish Veera passed away at Chennai Omandurar Government Hospital due to COVID-19.

published on : 17th May 2021

Embracing gratitude in isolation

When I tested negative on March 14, I immediately rushed to hold my little one, and it was the biggest joy in the world.

published on : 17th May 2021

Mortifying dilemma to vaccinate or not vaccinate

Little would have Jaitley known that a decade later, the lure of the camera was bringing much sorrow not just to the politics in general but governance in particular.

published on : 17th May 2021

Except Delhi, lockdown didn’t give quick results

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the lockdown helped bring down positive cases from the peak of 69,000 per day to below 40,000.

published on : 17th May 2021

Two African nationals held in Delhi for cheating people over oxygen cylinders

Two African nationals have been arrested for allegedly cheating people on the pretext of providing them oxygen cylinders.

published on : 17th May 2021

A beacon of hope for COVID patients in Delhi

The team of volunteers assigned swing into action from the moment they receive calls from the patient’s families.

published on : 17th May 2021

Streets empty, shops closed as 15-day lockdown comes into force in Bengal

The Bengal administration has allowed sale of essential items for three hours amid the shutdown - 7 am to 10 pm.

published on : 16th May 2021

Delhi government deploys 4-member team to answer distress calls from senior citizens amid pandemic

The Delhi government has deployed staff from its Department of Social Welfare to attend to distress calls and from senior citizens impacted by the pandemic.

published on : 16th May 2021

When 'self-lockdown' helps tribals of Idukki to beat COVID-19

A habitation of Muthuvan community, around 3,000 people, belonging to over 750 families are living in more than 25 settlements in this village.

published on : 16th May 2021

COVID-19: Lockdown extended in Delhi by another week, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal announced extension of the ongoing lockdown by one more week in the national capital to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

published on : 16th May 2021

Expert panel to guide Odisha vaccination policy, COVID management

The advice of the committee will be implemented forthwith and the best practices of COVID management in the world will be replicated.

published on : 16th May 2021

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urges Centre for 19 more oxygen plants in Odisha

Dharmendra Pradhan said the PSA plants are required in view of the widespread impact of COVID-19 second wave in Odisha.

published on : 16th May 2021
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