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Recent evidence points to natural origin of COVID-19, scientists write in Lancet

The latest report follows suspicions about the origins of the coronavirus, with many believing that it escaped from a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the first cases were reported in 2019.

published on : 6th July 2021

Committed to empowering our traders: PM Modi on decision to include retail, wholesale trade as MSMEs

Retail and trade associations have welcomed the move, saying it will enable traders to get access to much-needed capital having been impacted greatly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 3rd July 2021

Delta variant is dangerous and is continuing to evolve and mutate: WHO Chief

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in countries with low vaccination coverage, terrible scenes of hospitals overflowing are again becoming the norm.

published on : 3rd July 2021

Experts question if WHO should lead pandemic origins probe

Numerous experts, some with strong ties to WHO, say that political tensions between the U.S. and China make it impossible for an investigation by the agency to find credible answers.

published on : 2nd July 2021

Experts question if WHO should lead Covid pandemic origins probe

Numerous experts, some with strong ties to WHO, say that political tensions between the U.S. and China make it impossible for an investigation by the agency to find credible answers.

published on : 2nd July 2021

Euro Cup impact? Coronavirus cases across Europe rise by 10% over last week

The Delta variant has also been behind a steep upward curve in cases in the United Kingdom but that did not stop authorities easing restrictions for England's last-16 win over Germany on Tuesday.

published on : 1st July 2021

WHO chief calls for vaccinating at least 10 per cent of population of every country by September

Globally, the coronavirus has infected over 18.2 crore people and killed nearly 40 lakh, according to Johns Hopkins University.

published on : 1st July 2021

Delta variant to become dominant strain of COVID-19 in coming months: WHO

As per latest figures, Alpha variant have been reported in 172 countries, Beta in 120 countries (one new country), Gamma in 72 countries (one new country, Delta in 96 countries (11 new countries)

published on : 1st July 2021

Sri Lanka's COVID-19 death toll crosses 3000, patients to stay under supervised home treatment

Sri Lanka has reportedly decided to obtain a loan of USD 150 million from the Asian Development Bank to buy vaccines and boost refrigeration and transport facilities.

published on : 30th June 2021

EU nations will have option to accept WHO authorised jabs like Covishield to issue green pass: Official

The EU Digital COVID certificate or 'Green Pass' will be mandatory to travel to European countries and the document will serve as proof that a person is vaccinated against COVID-19.

published on : 29th June 2021

Delta variant is 'most transmissible' identified so far: WHO

As border restrictions and other public health measures are loosened across Europe, the U.S. and in other countries,  WHO officials warned of resurgence of cases.

published on : 26th June 2021

Vaccine acceptability for travel should be decided by a global institution like WHO: Pakistan

The demand was made as Pakistan faced problems due to its dependence on China for vaccines which are not accepted by many countries for travels, who only accept Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca.

published on : 24th June 2021

Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi for expediting WHO nod to Covaxin

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in her letter, stated that her government has been 'receiving both Covishield and Covaxin' from the very beginning.

published on : 24th June 2021

Delta COVID variant now reported in 85 countries globally, expected to become dominant lineage: WHO

WHO said the four current 'Variants of Concern' being monitored closely, Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta - are widespread and have been detected in all WHO regions.

published on : 24th June 2021

WHO team raises concerns on data integrity, quality control at Sputnik V filling plant in Russia

Pharmstandard-UfaVITA, the firm that fills the vaccine (Gam COVID-Vac), said it has addressed all the issues raised by the WHO inspection team within 48 hours.

published on : 23rd June 2021
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