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Manipur imposes night curfew till December 31 to check Covid spread – india news

The Manipur government has imposed a night curfew from 6pm to 4am till the end of this year in the state to control the spread of coronavirus. The state chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar issued an order in this regard on Friday. “There will be night curfew from 6pm to 4am and District Magistrates will issue orders in this regard,”says ...

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Bilawal Bhutto tests positive for Covid, goes into isolation – world news

Pakistan’s leading opposition politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Thursday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, days after attending a massive rally in Peshawar. The 32-year-old chief of Pakistan Peoples Party and son of former two-time PM Benazir Bhutto went into isolation after being infected. “I’ll continue working from home… Wear a mask everyone, see you on the other ...

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Curbs back in Bihar as Covid case positivity rate goes up – india news

Bihar re-introduced curbs, limiting guests at marriage functions to 100 and those at “shradh” (death) ceremony to 25, while allowing offices to function at only 50% of their manpower strength in six districts, including Patna, as its worst fears of a spike in coronavirus cases post festival season seemed to be coming true, with the case positivity rate going up ...

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‘There is light at the end of the tunnel’: Merkel urges patience as Covid curbs extend in Germany – world news

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to remain patient with restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, saying Thursday that with promising vaccines on the way, “there is light at the end of the tunnel.” Addressing parliament the day after agreeing with state governors on extending restrictions through at least Dec. 20, Merkel said officials had sought with the ...

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NZ vs WI: Windies players travel to Auckland for first T20I after clearing 3rd COVID test – cricket

Limited-overs skipper Kieron Pollard and the entire West Indies contingent, who were in quarantine after arriving in New Zealand, have cleared the third and final round of COVID-19 test on Wednesday. They will now be travelling to Auckland to play the first T20I on Friday. “All members of the West Indies team in isolation tested negative for COVID-19 on their ...

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Covid vaccine must meet all scientific criteria, says PM Narendra Modi – india news

With three manufacturers claiming success in mass testing of their vaccine candidates, raising hope that the world is closer to finding protection against Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that his government’s priority would be to ensure a vaccine reaches everyone after it meets scientific criteria. Modi told state chief ministers in an interaction by video link to ...

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Have undergone 22 COVID tests in past four and half months: Sourav Ganguly – cricket

BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday revealed that he underwent as many as 22 COVID-19 tests in the past four and a half months while trying to navigate his professional commitments amid the raging pandemic. Ganguly was kept busy by the conduct of the Indian Premier League in the UAE from mid-September to early November. “I ...

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Boris Johnson confirms Dec 2 end to lockdown, Covid Winter Plan until March 2021 – world news

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday confirmed that the complete stay-at-home lockdown in England will end on December 2, from when a tough new Covid Winter Plan will kick in to last until at least March 2021. Addressing the House of Commons via videolink from Downing Street in London, where he continues to self-isolate after contact with an MP ...

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Zoombombing, superspreader, WFH: Covid makes Oxford Dictionary expand word of year – world news

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) usually names a single word that defines a year, but such has been the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic that 2020 cannot be neatly accommodated in one word – it has identified ‘words of an unprecedented year’. They include unmute, WFH, lockdown, superspreader, Zoombombing (on the lines of photobombing), remotely, pandemic, on the frontline, mask-shaming, ...

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UNICEF says to ship 2 billion Covid vaccines to poor nations in 2021 – world news

Nearly 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines will be shipped and flown to developing countries next year in a “mammoth operation”, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday, as world leaders vowed to ensure the fair distribution of vaccines. UNICEF said it was working with over 350 airlines and freight companies to deliver vaccines and 1 billion syringes to ...

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