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Ahead of 2nd dry run, Centre says vaccine delivery shortly; alerts 4 states as Covid-19 cases spike – india news

The Union health ministry has informed all states and union territories that the first supply of Covid-19 vaccine will be dispatched shortly. On Friday, the second phase of nationwide vaccine dry run will be taken up by all states and UTs except Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh as they have already conducted dry run in all districts. States like ...

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Vaccine drive: Those below 50 but with comorbidities may spike numbers under third category – india news

The number of eligible people for the Covid-19 vaccine in the third category comprising those above 50 years and those with comorbidities in Delhi is going to be more than 4.2 million as was initially estimated by the city administration last month, senior government officials said on Wednesday. While the numbers of healthcare workers (300,000) and front line workers (600,000) ...

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UK begins Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccination as spike prompts new curbs – world news

An 82-year-old dialysis patient was the first person to receive the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that stricter measures will be needed to control continuing spikes in new daily cases. For the sixth consecutive day, the UK recorded over 50,000 new cases, prompting new calls for another lockdown by opposition Labour, and health ...

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China reports 33 new Covid-19 cases, sharp spike in asymptomatic cases – world news

Mainland China reported 33 new Covid-19 cases on Jan. 3, up from 24 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Monday. The National Health Commission said in a statement 20 of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. The commission also reported 13 new locally transmitted cases: six in Liaoning province, four in Hebei ...

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Germany set for longer lockdown as death figures spike – world news

German officials made clear Wednesday that they won’t be able to relax lockdown restrictions in early January as the country recorded more than 1,000 deaths in one day for the first time. That figure was likely swollen by delayed reporting but underlined the severity of the situation. Germany, the European Union’s most populous country, shut restaurants, bars, sports and leisure ...

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Spike in air pollution, cold wave conditions likely from Dec 29: IMD – india news

Air pollution levels are likely to spike and ‘cold wave’ to ‘severe cold wave’ conditions are likely to set in over many parts of northwest India, including Delhi, from December 29, the India Meteorological Department has said. Delhi recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 337 in the “very poor” category on Saturday. Under the influence of an approaching western ...

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South Korea orders schools to shut as Covid-19 cases spike – world news

South Korea ordered schools to close from Tuesday in the capital Seoul and surrounding areas as it battles its worst outbreak of novel coronavirus since the pandemic began, surpassing the previous peak in February. Schools in the capital region would move classes online until the end of the month, in the latest ratcheting up of social distancing measures which so ...

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Covid-19: A distressing spike in violence – columns

Head bleeding, the woman had managed to get to a police station in Delhi only to be told to come back with a mask. Elsewhere, another victim of domestic violence was chastised: “People are dying and you want to file a case for such a small issue.” The two incidents, documented in a seven-state survey, At Home, At Risk by ...

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Rajasthan records highest single-day spike of 3,260 Covid-19 cases – india news

The number of new Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan touched another peak with 3,260 cases being recorded in a single day for the first time on Sunday, the health department said. Seventeen casualties on Sunday took the death toll to 2,163. The total number of positive cases in the state increased to 23,190. The cases continued to increase on the fourth ...

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Canada seeing a massive spike in Covid-19 cases, hospitals could be swamped – PM Trudeau – world news

Canada is seeing a massive spike in Covid-19 cases which could overwhelm the hospital system, an emotional Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, imploring Canadians to stay home as much as possible. A second wave is ripping across the country, forcing several of the 10 provinces to reimpose restrictions on movement and businesses. Cases continue to spike and authorities ...

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