Nagaland to punish non vaccinated govt staff found without Covid-19 certificate.

The Nagaland government has asked staff at the state civil secretariat and directorates to get vaccinated or produce a Covid-19 negative test report every 15 days, failing which their salaries will be stopped beyond July 31 and they will be sent on unpaid forced leave.“The administrative head of departments/head...

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India records 41,157 Covid-19 cases, 518 deaths in 24 hours.

India on Sunday recorded 41,187 fresh cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the country's cumulative tally to 31,106,065, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said. In the last 24 hours, the country also saw 518 people succumbing to Covid-19, taking its death toll to 413,609.The...

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18 deaths; 1,226 new COVID infections.

Kuwait’s daily coronavirus cases jumped by 1,226 to 384,573 infections, as deaths rose by 18 to 2,211 people, the health ministry said on Saturday. Another 1,515 people were cured of the virus, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 365,507 patients, ministry spokesperson Dr. Abdallah...

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‘Good news for travellers,’ says Adar Poonawalla as 16 European countries recognize Covishield.

As France accepts Covishield, the Indian version of Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Saturday said this is indeed good news for travellers. Tweeting a news report, Poonawalla said 16 European countries have now recognised Covishield for entry of international...

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2 vaccine doses gave 95% protection from death against Delta: Centre.

The Union health ministry of Friday cited a large-scale, real-life study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research and said that two doses of Covid-19 vaccines, irrespective of Covishield and Covaxin, were successful to extend 95 per cent protection from death. The study was conducted during...

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WHO asks China to be more transparent.

Premature to rule out COVID lab leakThe head of the World Health Organization acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and a laboratory leak, and he said Thursday he is asking China to be more transparent as scientists search for the origins of the coronavirus....

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16 deaths; 1,385 new COVID infections.

Kuwait’s daily coronavirus cases jumped by 1,385 to 382,084 as deaths rose by 16 to 2,174, the health ministry said on Thursday. Another 1,647 people were cured of the virus, raising the total of those to have overcome the disease to 362,393, ministry spokesperson Dr. Abdallah Al-Sanad said in a statement....

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Gene-editing stops virus transmission within human body.

Scientists have used CRISPR gene-editing technology to successfully block the transmission of the Sars-CoV-2 virus in infected human cells, according to research released on Tuesday that could pave the way for Covid-19 treatment.Writing in the journal Nature Communications, researchers in Australia said...

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US says it’s waiting for India’s nod to dispatch Pfizer, Moderna vaccines.

The United States said it is waiting for the Indian government to give a green signal for dispatching the anti-Covid vaccines that the US is donating to several countries across the world. "We are ready to ship those vaccines expeditiously when we have a green light from the Government of India,” State...

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11 deaths; 1,712 new COVID infections.

The Health Ministry announced on Monday 1,712 coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, 1,769 recoveries and 11 deaths. Health Ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad indicated that this brought the tallies of infections and recoveries to 379,076 and 359,025 respectively. Deaths stood at 2,147. All of the 11 fatalities...

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