Covid-19

Why is Australia relaxing border rules despite COVID-19 spike?

  • January 16, 2022 07:21 PM PST | Manisha
 Why is Australia relaxing border rules despite COVID-19 spike?

Highlights Despite a spike in COVID-19 tally, the Australian government has decided to relax restrictions over movement across borders. The border measures that restricted travellers from highly affected Southern Africa countries to Australia h...

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Britain’s complete unlock a calculated risk or a wild blunder?

Britain’s complete unlock a calculated risk or a wild blunder?

Summary The UK government has announced easing of almost all COVID-19 restrictions. Experts have sounded alarm on Britain’s unlock strategy, calling it a threat to the world and a potential ground for the emergence of COVID-19 var ...

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APAC markets open in green; investors watchful of COVID-19 scenario

APAC markets open in green; investors watchful of COVID-19 scenario

The equity markets in the Asia Pacific region seem to have thwarted the bears that gripped the markets on Friday. The regional indices opened in green on Monday morning as investors have started monitoring the COVID-19 situation locally. I ...

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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 ...

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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 o ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 l ...

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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 va ...

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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 ...

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