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India registers 1,829 new Covid-19 cases, 33 more deaths

India Covid-19 cases, May 18, 2022: Thirty-three Covid-related deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours and 2,549 people were reported as having recovered.
On Monday, there were 2,202 cases, 2,550 recoveries and 27 deaths in 24 hours.(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)
On Monday, there were 2,202 cases, 2,550 recoveries and 27 deaths in 24 hours.(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)
Published on May 18, 2022 09:57 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Covid-19 outbreak in North Korea worrying for new variants, says WHO

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, WHO's emergencies director Mike Ryan said, “Certainly it's worrying if countries are not using the tools that are now available,” as he was asked a question regarding the Covid-19 crisis in North Korea.
Railway station staff disinfecting Pyongyang station premises as a prevention measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus.(KCNA via KNS / AFP)
Railway station staff disinfecting Pyongyang station premises as a prevention measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus.(KCNA via KNS / AFP)
Published on May 18, 2022 08:54 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

New York City lifts Covid-19 alert level to 'high'

The rating means there is a high Covid-19 community spread and pressure on the health care system in the city is substantial.
The seven-day average percentage of positive Covid-19 test results rose to 5.18 per cent in New York City on Monday.(File photo. Representative image)
The seven-day average percentage of positive Covid-19 test results rose to 5.18 per cent in New York City on Monday.(File photo. Representative image)
Published on May 18, 2022 07:22 AM IST
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US authorises Covid booster shots for children aged 5 to 11

  • Children will become eligible for the booster at least five months after completing their initial vaccine doses. The dosage is 10 micrograms for both the initial shots and the booster, compared to 30 for those 12 and older.
Children aged 5-11 have been eligible to receive the initial two doses of Pfizer's vaccine since November 2021, but less than 30 per cent of them have so far. (REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight/File Photo)
Children aged 5-11 have been eligible to receive the initial two doses of Pfizer's vaccine since November 2021, but less than 30 per cent of them have so far. (REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight/File Photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:25 PM IST
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Normal life is weeks away for Shanghai, despite 'zero Covid' status

For other cities in China that have been under lockdown, a third day with no new cases in the community usually means "zero Covid" status and the beginning of the lifting of restrictions.
Workers set up barriers to seal off an area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China.(REUTERS)
Workers set up barriers to seal off an area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China.(REUTERS)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:42 AM IST
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