China to scrap COVID-19 quarantine for incoming passengers

Currently, arriving passengers must quarantine for five days at a hotel, followed by three days at home. That is down from as much as three weeks in the past.

published on : 27th December 2022

New Covid guidelines: Ensure oxygen supply, RT-PCR mandatory for passengers from China

The Centre advised the states and union territories to ensure the availability of Liquid Medical Oxygen, cylinders and other equipment like ventilators at hospitals.

published on : 24th December 2022

Chinese leaders face anger over second child's quarantine death

Videos on social media this week that said they were shot in Guangzhou showed angry residents knocking over barriers set up by white-garbed health workers.

published on : 17th November 2022

Hong Kong to end mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers

Incoming travelers will also no longer need a negative PCR test within 48 hours before boarding a plane to Hong Kong, the city's chief executive John Lee said Friday at a news conference.

published on : 23rd September 2022

VSP officer booked for disproportionate assets in Andhra Pradesh

Sleuths of the Central agency took up investigation after the steel plant officer was caught red-handed while he was allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 6,000 on July 15, 2022. 

published on : 10th September 2022

Hong Kong cuts Covid hotel quarantine to three days for arrivals 

Hong Kong leader John Lee  said that the new policy of just three days in quarantine was made after scientific evidence and data had been analysed to control the risk factors.

published on : 8th August 2022

Musings of solitary days

Shortfilm ‘QuarantinE’ by Kiran Sandhya shows how elderly people spent their lockdown days confined to home.

published on : 16th June 2022

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a ruling party Politburo meeting on Saturday described the outbreak as a historically "great upheaval" and called for unity between government and people.

published on : 14th May 2022

Hong Kong reopens beaches, Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

China has maintained its hardline 'zero-Covid' approach but has imposed less onerous restrictions on the capital than in other cities such as Shanghai,where millions were placed under strict lockdown.

published on : 5th May 2022

A stalwart of Cantonese cinema Kenneth Tsang dies in Hong Kong Covid quarantine hotel

Tsang had been undergoing seven days of quarantine after returning from Singapore on Monday and was found collapsed on the floor of his hotel room by staff on Wednesday.

published on : 28th April 2022

Hotel owners distressed as TN yet to clear dues for providing quarantine facility

The situation is the same across the State, sources with the Tamil Nadu Hotels Association said. "Most of our bills are still pending."

published on : 27th April 2022

Quarantine-free entry for select air travellers 

This comes after the Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced plans to convert all its flights from India to Singapore into VTL services from March 16.

published on : 5th March 2022

Travellers coming to TN from Kerala, Maharashtra must undergo 7 days home quarantine on arrival now

Travellers arriving from other States are required to monitor their health for 14 days and visit a health facility if they develop any symptoms, the order said. 

published on : 25th February 2021

After Rajya Sabha polls, Ajay Maken, Gaurav Gogoi quarantined in Manipur

As per the standard COVID-19 protocols, every individual entering Manipur – or for that matter any state of the Northeast – is sent to institutional quarantine.

published on : 20th June 2020

UP medics moved to guest house after complaints of poor arrangements in quarantine centre

The statement came after a series of videos of doctors and para-medical staffers went viral on Thursday in which they alleged that the fans were not working at the quarantine centre.

published on : 24th April 2020

Migrant labourers return home, only to face ‘boycott’

Migrants returning home are finding the road to their homes barred, even as neighbours report them to the police for fear of contracting coronavirus.

published on : 30th March 2020