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

Smriti Mandhana out of quarantine, to join team for remainder of NZ ODI series

The New Zealand tour is very important to India as the ICC women's ODI World Cup is set to begin there in March.

published on : 15th February 2022

Covid positivity rate in Delhi down to 1.5%; cases dip to 804

A total of 53,719 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the city the previous day, according to the data shared by the city health department.

published on : 14th February 2022

Inedible meals, no training equipment: Olympic teams raise concerns over quarantine hotels

Some Olympic athletes unlucky enough to test positive for the coronavirus at the Beijing Olympics feel their quarantine conditions are making a bad situation much worse.

published on : 5th February 2022

Hong Kong cuts foreign arrival quarantine from 21 to 14 days

After leaving their quarantine hotels, travellers will still need to remain at home for an additional seven days for self-monitoring.

published on : 28th January 2022

Hong Kong cuts COVID quarantine for international arrivals from three weeks to two

The emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant saw the city increase its travel restrictions in December -- slamming borders shut to arrivals from eight countries.

published on : 27th January 2022

600 volunteers join hands to monitor and help home-quarantined in Kovai

Manion added, “The corporation would share with us the daily list of Covid patients. We then distribute it to volunteers.

published on : 24th January 2022

Coronavirus spreading fast in rural Coimbatore

According to health officials, around 6,500 patients are placed under home quarantine in village and town panchayats and 8,000 patients are in isolation in city limits.

published on : 22nd January 2022

NZ's white-ball tour of Australia postponed indefinitely over quarantine-free home return

Discussions are now continuing with Cricket Australia over when the postponed fixtures will be played.

published on : 19th January 2022

South Delhi civic body's helpline for home isolation patients

The helpline numbers — 9999019340, 9999019375, 9999019426 and 9999019745 — will remain operational 24x7.

published on : 11th January 2022
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