Tag Archives: Coronavirus

  • Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

    Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colourful but strangely subdued ceremony. ...

  • Coronavirus: WHO chief says world in early stages of COVID-19 third wave

    World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday warned the world about the 'early stages' of COVID-19 third wave amid Delta surge. "Unfortunately...we are now in the early stages of a third wave", he said. ...

  • Coronavirus: Crowds without masks in hill stations, markets cause for concern, says PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it is a matter of concern that big crowds are thronging hill stations and market areas without masks and social distancing. ...

  • Coronavirus: Lambda variant ‘deadlier’ than Delta; Detected in 30 countries

    A new COVID-19 strain called 'Lambda' is much more dangerous than the Delta variant, said the UK Health Ministry adding that it has been detected in more than 30 countries in the past four weeks. ...

  • Coronavirus: Third wave may hit India if Covid-appropriate behaviour is not followed

    A possible third wave of coronavirus infection can hit its peak between October-November if Covid-appropriate behaviour is not followed, but it may see half the daily cases recorded during the second surge. ...

  • India-Made Covishield may not be eligible for vaccine passport by EU

    Travellers vaccinated with Covishield, the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine manufactured in India, may not be eligible for the European Union’s “Green Pass” – an immunity document that is meant to ease travel within and to the bloc. ...

  • China shuts border till mid-2022 over Covid-19, variant concerns

    In a bid to keep the new variants of coronavirus out of the nation, China is planning to extend its pandemic border restrictions for at least another year, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. ...

  • Laden Tshering Samdup Sangey Menla

    What do we poor mortals do in the midst of this frightening situation? We are told to maintain social distance, but man is a social animal, and when politics is in the air, they become unstoppable Gesars. ...

  • China administers 1 billion Covid vaccine doses

    More than 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines has been administered in China, as the country is pushing ahead with the largest vaccination drive in its history, according to the National Health Commission (NHC) on Sunday. ...

  • India’s third Covid-19 wave may arrive by October: Report

    A group of medical experts surveyed by news agency Reuters has projected that India’s next Covid-19 wave, the country’s third, would arrive here by October, adding that though this third wave would be handled better than the second wave. ...