Covid-19

Australia eases Covid 19 travel restrictions from Dec 1

  • November 26, 2021 08:25 PM AEDT
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Australia eases travel restrictions

Highlights Australia to welcome tourists from 1 December. Fully vaccinated Japanese and Korean travellers can travel to Australia without needing to seek a travel exemption.  Students and skilled workers, along with humanitarians, can co...

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Cuba develops homegrown COVID-19 conjugate vaccine

Cuba develops homegrown COVID-19 conjugate vaccine

Summary Caribbean nation Cuba is currently working on developing five COVID-19 vaccines, including Abdala and Soberana 2. On Friday, the country authorized Abdala for emergency use. Abdala became the first Latin American vaccine against coronav...

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Third shot of COVID-19 vaccine: Pfizer to seek US authorization

Third shot of COVID-19 vaccine: Pfizer to seek US authorization

Summary Researchers are investigating the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to provide better protection against the emerging variants of the coronavirus. Pfizer disclosed that the Company would seek US authorization for a third dose of its CO...

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Resignations galore as India’s Modi rejigs Cabinet

Resignations galore as India’s Modi rejigs Cabinet

As many as 13 ministers of the current Indian government resigned on Wednesday, as the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi went for a reshuffle of his cabinet – a move which many see as a bid to set the house in order with an eye on up...

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A Matter of Hygiene: The Habits We Need to Keep in a Post-Pandemic World

A Matter of Hygiene: The Habits We Need to Keep in a Post-Pandemic World

A year into the pandemic, the world has gone through some crazy and major changes. By now, it’s evident that some changes are here to stay, and for good reasons too. One of those changes is how we view hygiene. Hygiene has never been more impo...

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Silver lining: COVID-19 scares Australia’s criminals out of their jobs

Silver lining: COVID-19 scares Australia’s criminals out of their jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic, despite its devastating effects, has had a unique silver lining in Australia: it has drastically reduced the crime rate across the country. The company has recorded a double-digit decline in the cases of unlawful entries with ...

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COVID-19 loosens grip on India, shifts wrath towards other nations

COVID-19 loosens grip on India, shifts wrath towards other nations

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India seems to be tapering off, many middle-income nations across the world have started seeing a massive spike in the number of cases. India, for the past four consecutive days, has reported less than ...

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Crackdown on fake medicines trade: Thousands of counterfeit online pharmacies shut worldwide

Crackdown on fake medicines trade: Thousands of counterfeit online pharmacies shut worldwide

Summary A record number of web links, including websites and online pharmacies, have been closed under an Interpol-led Operation. Fake COVID-19 tests, face masks and sanitizers made a significant proportion of the counterfeit products. The cou...

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COVID-19: Are Intranasal vaccines better than the traditional vaccine shots?

COVID-19: Are Intranasal vaccines better than the traditional vaccine shots?

Summary The intranasal route of vaccine administration has enormous potential because of the organized immune system of the nasal mucosa, high compliance, and low cost. Scientists believe that intranasal vaccines will reduce the virus load in t...

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COVID-19 vaccine booster shots: do we really need them?

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots: do we really need them?

Summary There’s been a lot of discussion around COVID-19 booster shots, considering the emergence of new variants in recent months. Experts highlight that people will likely need a third dose, or a booster shot, of the COVID-19 vaccine af...

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US revises travel ratings for 110 nations; eases restrictions

US revises travel ratings for 110 nations; eases restrictions

In a major sigh of relief for the sports lovers across the world, the US has eased travel restrictions on over 110 countries including Japan, just before the start of the Olympics. The new ratings by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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