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Too early to say when curbs will be lifted: UK PM

London, Jan 22 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that it was "too early to say when restrictions will be lifted" as coronavirus infections in the country continue to remain high. "We've got to observe the lockdown, the stay...

Germany’s tough Covid-19 lockdown beginning to pay off: Merkel

Berlin, Jan 22 (IANS) The ongoing tough Covid-19 lockdown in Germany has begun to pay off as the country has witnessed a decline in the resurgence, Chancellor Angela Merkel said. "This shows that the tough cutbacks that people in Germany...

Possible allergic reactions to Moderna Covid vaccine under probe

New York, Jan 20 (IANS) US-based drugmaker Moderna has confirmed that it has received a report from California's health department that several individuals at one vaccination centre in San Diego were treated for possible allergic reactions after vaccination from...

WHO panel highlights effective multilateralism in Covid response

Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) A latest interim report by a WHO pandemic review panel has highlighted effective multilateralism in the preparation and response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, saying that the consequences of this pandemic remind the world of...

Start of 2021 sees upward trend in Covid situation: WHO

Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) Following two weeks of lower reporting towards the end of 2020, an overall upward trend of the Covid-19 pandemic has been witnessed in the first several weeks of 2021, a senior World Health Organization (WHO)...

Covid-19 vax: WHO warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’

Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) The world faces a "catastrophic moral failure" because of unequal Covid-19 vaccine policies, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was not fair for younger, healthy...

Italy extends state of emergency as Covid-19 deaths exceed 80,000

Rome, Jan 15 (IANS) Italy has extended its state of emergency imposed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic until April 30, the government said in a statement. This came one day after Italy's Covid-19 death toll has exceeded the 80,000 mark....

Germany records highest daily death toll since start of Covid-19

Berlin, Jan 15 (IANS) Another 1,244 Covid-19 deaths have been reported in Germany in a 24-hour period, the highest daily figure since the start of the pandemic, official data showed. To date, 43,881 people in Germany have succumbed to the...

US to require visitors to prove they are Covid-free

By Arul Louis, (IANS) All visitors flying to the US will be required from January 26 to prove they are free of Covid-19 as the nation struggles with a surge in coronavirus cases amid fears of a more contagious...

Researchers find Italian woman infected with Covid-19 in November 2019: media

Rome, Jan 13 (IANS) Researchers from the University of Milan have recently found that a woman in the northern Italian city was infected with Covid-19 in November 2019, according to media reports. Through two different techniques on skin tissue, the...

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Fuel prices rise again, reach new highs on Friday

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices rose sharply again on Friday reaching new all-time high levels...