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An AstraZeneca spokesman said: "There have been no confirmed serious adverse events associated with the vaccine," adding that all batches are subject to strict and rigorous quality controls. (Representative Image)(AP)

Austria suspends AstraZeneca vaccine as precaution after woman's death

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 06:10 PM IST
One 49-year-old woman died as a result of severe coagulation disorders, while a 35-year-old woman developed a pulmonary embolism and is recovering, it said. A pulmonary embolism is an acute lung disease caused by a dislodged blood clot.
Germany tightens border checks, cancels Easter vacations to curb Covid-19 spread(Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash)
Germany tightens border checks, cancels Easter vacations to curb Covid-19 spread(Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash)

Germany tightens border checks, cancels Easter vacations to curb Covid-19 spread

PTI |
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 05:06 PM IST
The new restrictions that took effect at midnight limit entry from those areas to German citizens and residents, truck drivers, transport and health service staff and a few others, who have to register online and show a negative coronavirus test.
Austrian artist Arik Brauer, known for his surreal paintings and murals, has died at the age of 92.(AP)
Austrian artist Arik Brauer, known for his surreal paintings and murals, has died at the age of 92.(AP)

Austrian artist Arik Brauer dies at 92

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:38 PM IST
Austrian artist Arik Brauer, known for his surreal paintings and murals, has died at the age of 92.
Previous academic studies have indicated how being outdoors, particularly in green spaces, can improve mental health.(Unsplash)
Previous academic studies have indicated how being outdoors, particularly in green spaces, can improve mental health.(Unsplash)

Here’s how heading outdoors keeps lockdown blues at bay

Cambridge [England] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:42 AM IST
A new study has found that spending time outdoors and switching off our devices is associated with higher levels of happiness during a period of Covid-19 restrictions.
Police officers secure an area after an earthquake in Croatia’s Zagreb.(Reuters Photo)
Police officers secure an area after an earthquake in Croatia’s Zagreb.(Reuters Photo)

Strong earthquake strikes Croatia: Here’s what we know so far

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:42 PM IST
The European Mediterranean Seismological Center said an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hit 46 kilometres (17 miles) southeast of Zagreb.
A passenger looks at a flight board at Fiumicino airport after the Italian government announced all flights to and from the UK will be suspended over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Rome, Italy.(REUTERS)
A passenger looks at a flight board at Fiumicino airport after the Italian government announced all flights to and from the UK will be suspended over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Rome, Italy.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus: Strain in Italy, Netherlands, Denmark... as far as Australia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:02 AM IST
France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Italy all announced restrictions on UK travel, hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Christmas shopping and gatherings in southern England must be cancelled because of rapidly spreading infections blamed on the new coronavirus variant.
Austria on Friday started a voluntary mass testing program that officials hope will prevent long, hard lockdowns in the future. The fast antigen tests started in Vienna and in the westernmost Vorarlberg and Tyrol provinces.(Reuters Photo)
Austria on Friday started a voluntary mass testing program that officials hope will prevent long, hard lockdowns in the future. The fast antigen tests started in Vienna and in the westernmost Vorarlberg and Tyrol provinces.(Reuters Photo)

Austria postpones coronavirus testing after huge snowstorm

Berlin | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 12:09 AM IST
Neighbouring Italy and Switzerland also issued avalanche warnings, and the Brenner Pass highway between Austria and Italy was partially closed, as were some train connections, APA reported.
The European Commission said in non-binding recommendations published Wednesday that easing pandemic-containment measures this month would jeopardize the efforts that have helped slow infections across the EU in recent weeks.(Unsplash)
The European Commission said in non-binding recommendations published Wednesday that easing pandemic-containment measures this month would jeopardize the efforts that have helped slow infections across the EU in recent weeks.(Unsplash)

EU stops short of advising against holiday travel over virus

Brussels | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 11:27 PM IST
As millions of European citizens gear up for the festive season, the European Union’s executive commission urged member countries to keep strong anti-Covid 19 restrictions in place to avoid a post-holiday surge of coronavirus cases and deaths but stopped short of advising against travel.
During the first wave of infections last season, some ski centres became breeding grounds for the coronavirus, accelerating its spread across Europe.(Pixabay)
During the first wave of infections last season, some ski centres became breeding grounds for the coronavirus, accelerating its spread across Europe.(Pixabay)

Europe’s ski resorts have mountain to climb to save season amid pandemic

Passo Del Tonale, Italy | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Europe’s ski resorts are desperately trying to salvage the new season amid the pandemic, but travel restrictions, the need for social distancing and disagreement among governments about whether to open at all mean they have a mountain to climb.
Much about what happened before the attack, including how the gunman got to the scene of his rampage in the centre of the Austrian capital, remains unknown.(AFP file photo)
Much about what happened before the attack, including how the gunman got to the scene of his rampage in the centre of the Austrian capital, remains unknown.(AFP file photo)

Austria tightens security at churches, citing Vienna attack inquiry

Vienna | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 06:37 PM IST
The attacker, a 20-year-old born and raised in Vienna, was shot dead by police after firing on passers-by and bars on Nov. 2. Austria is investigating 21 people and has remanded 10 in custody on suspicion of being connected to the attack.
Austrian Finance Minister Gernot Bluemel said that the EU should cover the losses for forcing skiing areas to close.(AFP)
Austrian Finance Minister Gernot Bluemel said that the EU should cover the losses for forcing skiing areas to close.(AFP)

Germany wants ski resorts closed but hard to get deal with neighbour Austria

Berlin | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:55 PM IST
In the first wave of the coronavirus at the start of the year, many Germans were infected at the Austrian ski resort of Ischgl. Germany last month issued travel warnings for popular ski regions in Austria, Italy and Switzerland.
Miguel Oliveira won at home in MotoGP’s season-ending Portuguese Grand Prix(Twitter)
Miguel Oliveira won at home in MotoGP’s season-ending Portuguese Grand Prix(Twitter)

Oliveira wins home race in Portugal to close MotoGP season

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 09:43 PM IST
Oliveira won from pole position for his second victory of the season, finishing ahead of Jack Miller and Franco Morbidelli.
France, Italy, Austria and Germany have all ordered even the high-altitude lifts that could be running this early in the winter to remain closed for now.(Pixabay)
France, Italy, Austria and Germany have all ordered even the high-altitude lifts that could be running this early in the winter to remain closed for now.(Pixabay)

‘People need mountains’: Swiss ski resorts buck Alpine lockdowns

Zermatt, Switzerland | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 05:54 PM IST
Switzerland, despite being a second-wave coronavirus hotspot with 5,000 infections a day and mounting deaths, is hoping that a middle way of social distancing, limits on gatherings and mask-wearing on lifts can prop up pillars of the economy such as tourism without fuelling the pandemic.
UEFA cancels Norway vs Romania game(Reuters)
UEFA cancels Norway vs Romania game(Reuters)

UEFA cancels Norway game as virus-hit team unable to travel

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:44 PM IST
Norway risks a 3-0 loss by forfeit for not fulfilling the match scheduled on Sunday in Bucharest. There are no clearly available dates in the international calendar to make up the game.
The study, published in the journal Allergy, involving 109 recovered Covid-19 patients and 98 healthy individuals.(Unsplash)
The study, published in the journal Allergy, involving 109 recovered Covid-19 patients and 98 healthy individuals.(Unsplash)

‘Seven different forms of mild Covid-19 identified’

London | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Scientists have shown that there are seven “forms of disease” in mild Covid-19, and that the novel coronavirus infection leaves behind significant changes in the immune system.
Police officers are seen after exchanges of gunfire in Vienna, Austria November 3, 2020.(REUTERS)
Police officers are seen after exchanges of gunfire in Vienna, Austria November 3, 2020.(REUTERS)

Vienna attacker was convicted for terrorism previously, says top Austrian official

Vienna | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 03:57 PM IST
Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told Austria’s APA news agency that 15 house searches have taken place and several people have been arrested.
Britain and Austria will follow suit later in the week, closing restaurants, bars and non-essential shops.(Unsplash)
Britain and Austria will follow suit later in the week, closing restaurants, bars and non-essential shops.(Unsplash)

Germany starts ‘wave-breaker’ shutdown as Europe locks down

Berlin | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 09:51 PM IST
Several European countries are tightening restrictions this week, starting with a partial shutdown Monday in Germany.
Austria forced into second lockdown after fighting losing battle(Twitter/Network_Easy)
Austria forced into second lockdown after fighting losing battle(Twitter/Network_Easy)

Austria government surrenders to second lockdown as Covid-19 cases spike out of control, issues new restrictions

By Bloomberg | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:50 AM IST
Austria follows Germany’s example of a partial lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases, here’s what remains shut and what remains accessible to the European citizens under the new Covid-19 restrictions
Friday’s official tally of 5,627 was a jump from Thursday’s 4,453, itself a record high, suggesting the conservative-led government is running out of time to bring the numbers under control.(Reuters Photo)
Friday’s official tally of 5,627 was a jump from Thursday’s 4,453, itself a record high, suggesting the conservative-led government is running out of time to bring the numbers under control.(Reuters Photo)

Austria’s Covid-19 cases rise as nation awaits new restrictions

Vienna | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 09:14 AM IST
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who has said hospitals would be stretched beyond capacity at around 6,000 daily infections, will announce new restrictions on Saturday afternoon.
Man, wearing a protective mask, walks down Getreidegasse, as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak continues, in Salzburg, Austria October 21, 2020.(Reuters)
Man, wearing a protective mask, walks down Getreidegasse, as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak continues, in Salzburg, Austria October 21, 2020.(Reuters)

Austria’s daily Covid-19 tally rises to new high of 2,435: Report

Vienna | By Reuters | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Austria’s daily tally of coronavirus cases rose to 2,435 on Thursday, a new high, newspapers Kronen Zeitung and Oesterreich reported before the figures were officially published.
Researchers have led an international study identifying the cardiac cells responsible for repairing the damage to the heart after infarction.(Unsplash)
Researchers have led an international study identifying the cardiac cells responsible for repairing the damage to the heart after infarction.(Unsplash)

Study focuses on discovery of cells that heal cardiac damage after infarction

Pamplona [Spain] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 06:46 PM IST
This finding, in which basic and clinical researchers have participated, will permit the identification of new therapeutic targets and the development of targeted therapies which will control the healing process of the heart after infarction.
Actor Celina Jaitly recently starred in web film,Seasons Greetings.
Actor Celina Jaitly recently starred in web film,Seasons Greetings.

Celina Jaitly on Bollywood: Can we chop off the head just because of an infection?

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 08:58 AM IST
While actor Celina Jaitly reserves her comments on the various individuals of the film fraternity, she believes that the audience should have a better sense of judgment amid all this.
People wear face mask as they cross a street in Vienna, Austria on August 19, 2020.(AP Photo)
People wear face mask as they cross a street in Vienna, Austria on August 19, 2020.(AP Photo)

Covid-19: Austria expands face-mask requirement due to surge in infections

Berlin | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Wearing of masks will be compulsory in shops, in all public transport and in schools outside classrooms from Monday, he said. Private events will be limited to 50 participants indoors and 100 outdoors, while professionally-organised seated events could run to up to 1,500 people indoors and 3,000 outdoors.
Long-term lung and heart damage in COVID-19 patients can improve with time(Twitter/USLiveNews)
Long-term lung and heart damage in COVID-19 patients can improve with time(Twitter/USLiveNews)

Study reveals long-term lung and heart damage in COVID-19 patients can improve with time

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 07:43 PM IST
Patients with severe COVID-19 infection can spend weeks in intensive care on ventilators which can lead them to suffer long-term lung and heart damage but recent study reveals that it can improve with time
A model wearing Swarovski pieces.(Swarovski)
A model wearing Swarovski pieces.(Swarovski)

Swarovski celebrates 125th anniversary, but there are cracks in the crystal kingdom

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 02:40 PM IST
For more than a century, Swarovski has churned out crystals in every imaginable shape and form, from sparkling dolphin figurines to encrusted fountain pens to glittering mobile-phone cases.
File image of Ferrari.(File)
File image of Ferrari.(File)

Beating Ferrari would be big boost for McLaren, says Norris

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 07:48 AM IST
Norris believes McLaren have a real chance of finishing ahead of Ferrari in the Formula One constructors’ championship this season. If they do, the 20-year-old Briton has no doubt about how much it would mean for morale.
Empty sun loungers sit on the sand at the beach in Salou, Spain. Spain's tourism industry is at increasing risk of being shut down as countries across Europe seek to restrict visits to the Mediterranean nation, following an order by the British government to quarantine visitors.(Bloomberg)
Empty sun loungers sit on the sand at the beach in Salou, Spain. Spain's tourism industry is at increasing risk of being shut down as countries across Europe seek to restrict visits to the Mediterranean nation, following an order by the British government to quarantine visitors.(Bloomberg)

European tourism faces turbulence only weeks after restart

Berlin | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2020 07:23 PM IST
European countries started opening up to each other’s tourists in mid-June, but recent events have shown that the new freedom to travel is subject to setbacks.
The Austrian government declared in June that 100 people were allowed to gather, then 250 in July, and up to 500, even 1,000, in August.(Unsplash)
The Austrian government declared in June that 100 people were allowed to gather, then 250 in July, and up to 500, even 1,000, in August.(Unsplash)

Austria’s resort town grapples with possible second-wave virus outbreak

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 09:34 AM IST
Austria had relaxed many coronavirus restrictions in recent weeks, but has seen a rise in the number of infections lately.
Face masks are still required on public transport, in hospitals and pharmacies and at hairdressers.(Unsplash)
Face masks are still required on public transport, in hospitals and pharmacies and at hairdressers.(Unsplash)

The return of the face mask: Austria reintroduces masks in supermarkets, banks

Vienna | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 03:24 PM IST
Austria went into lockdown early in its outbreak in mid-March and began loosening its restrictions a month later, even scrapping the requirement to wear face masks in shops and schools on June 15.
Holiday makers are adapting to strict new safety measures on the elegant ships. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Holiday makers are adapting to strict new safety measures on the elegant ships. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Cruise ships return to Danube with strict safety rules in place

Budapest | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 09:13 PM IST
As per the guidelines, passengers must take a Covid blood test before coming onboard, and wear masks when moving around. Tables are placed well apart with dividing screens and waiters wear masks and gloves.
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