442 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death.

Kuwait listed 442 new coronavirus infections and one virus-related death on Wednesday taking the total to 159,264 and 951 respectively, the health ministry said. The number of people hospitalized with the virus currently stands at 5,893, with 54 of them in intensive care units, according to ministry...

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UK coronavirus strain detected in at least 60 countries: WHO.

The UK coronavirus strain has been detected in at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, 10 more than a week ago.With the global death toll now well past two million, and new variants of the virus causing deep concern, countries across the world are grappling with how to slow...

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Requirement for COVID-19 vaccination certificate for travelers postponed.

Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the East Mediterranean Region Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari affirmed that the requirement for travelers to present a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination has been postponed, reports Al-Anba daily.In a press statement, he revealed that this was based on the recommendation...

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India begins vaccine export from today.

Bhutan, the Maldives and Bangladesh will be among the first countries in the neighbourhood to receive Covid-19 vaccines from India as grant assistance, with supplies of millions of doses to six nations set to begin on Wednesday.People familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity that 150,000...

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578 new covid cases, two deaths.

Ministry of Health (MoH) declared on Tuesday recording 578 new infection cases with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), during last 24 hours, raising the caseload to 158,822. MoH spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said in a statement to KUNA that there were two deaths, due to infection with the contagion...

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Two Kuwaiti female coming from Britain infected with the variant.

Two Kuwaiti female citizens who came from Britain were infected with coronavirus variant, the Ministry of Health announced Tuesday. The two persons carried out PCR tests before boarding the airplane from Britain but another PCR test conducted upon arrival at Kuwait International Airport showed they were...

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Maldives, Bangladesh to be among first to get Covid-19 vaccines from India.

Bhutan, the Maldives and Bangladesh will be among the first countries in the neighbourhood to receive Covid-19 vaccines from India as grant assistance, with supplies of millions of doses to six nations set to begin on Wednesday.People familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity that 100,000...

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Maharashtra resumes Covid vaccination drive after delay over CoWin.

After a delay of two days, the Covid vaccination drive in Maharashtra resumed on Tuesday. The state intends to inoculate 28,500 people in a day through sessions at 285 centres across the state.The drive resumed amid doubts over the efficiency of CoWIN app which developed technical glitches on January...

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‘Infodemic on side effects has created anxiety’: Dr. Randeep Guleria.

An infodemic (overabundance of information, some of which is aimed at deliberately pushing false information to erode the credibility of public health responses) and the barrage of social media posts on adverse events after vaccination has resulted in an increase in vaccine hesitancy, director of All India...

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Rumors driving away people from Covid vaccine.

In light of a contrasting situation between acceptance, welcome, rejection and fear of the vaccine that the State of Kuwait provides free of charge to citizens and expatriates, doctors confirmed the safety of vaccination of the ‘Pfizer’ vaccine to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.A survey conducted by the Al-Seyassah...

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