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Coronavirus
India  /  Published 01.10.22

Booster shot: 75% adults say no

The Centre’s “75-day” offer of free Covid-19 vaccine booster doses closed on Friday with over 70 per cent of eligible adults in the country not turning up for the jab. The free boos...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 17.09.22

Covid: Tibetans in rare cries for help

Infected patients were quarantined alongside those who tested negative. No food for hours, despite repeated requests. Lines of buses, loaded with people, waiting late into the night to drop them off a...
By Vivian Wang in Beijing

World  /  Published 07.09.22

China: Covid fear more than quake

Authorities in southwestern China’s Chengdu have maintained strict Covid19 lockdown measures on the city’s population of 21 million despite a major earthquake that killed at least 65 peopl...
By AP/PTI in Beijing

World  /  Published 06.09.22

Covid: China locks down 65 million

China has locked down 65 million of its citizens under tough Covid-19 restrictions and is discouraging domestic travel during upcoming national holidays. Across the country, 33 cities including seven...
By AP/PTI in Beijing

India  /  Published 30.08.22

India's whole-of-govt approach

India adopted a whole-of-government approach to stimulate local production that helped reduce unit prices and the dependency on global supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic even as no compromises were...
By PTI

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India  /  Published 24.08.22

Genes raising severe Covid risk identified

Indian biologists have identified variants of three human genes that increase the risk of severe Covid-19, proposing a possible explanation for why only some infected people develop severe disease whi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 14.08.22

Rule change twist adds to Djokovic’s US drama

Novak Djokovic pulled out of next week’s hardcourt tournament in Cincinnati because he is not vaccinated against Covid-19. With the United States not allowing unvaccinated travellers, it was th...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 13.08.22

Langya henipavirus: In a 'scary family'

As ever, more research is needed Nikolaos Vasilakis, an emerging infectious disease expert at the University of Texas, said the lack of human-to-human transmission and the sporadic nature of the case...
By Deutsche Welle

India  /  Published 11.08.22

Mixed booster rollout with Corbevax

India’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign is set to introduce its first “heterologous” booster by adding the vaccine named Corbevax as an option for adults due for booster shots, startin...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 10.08.22

Love in times of Covid

New variants cloud the picture Unfortunately, we don't live in a simple world in which we can be certain the only variants worth taking into account are BA.4 and 5. Although providing some logis...
By Deutsche Welle


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