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Australia's Blue Mountains hit by Lunar New Year slump in Asian visitors(Reuters)

Australia's Blue Mountains hit by Lunar New Year slump in Asian visitors

Reuters, Katoomba
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 07:30 AM IST
Every year, lakhs of Asian tourists visit the Blue Mountains in Australia during the Lunar New Year. However, because of the coronavirus outbreak and travel restrictions, only a few people have visited the mountains this year.
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Dubai closes bars, limits activities after virus cases spike(Unsplash)
Dubai closes bars, limits activities after virus cases spike(Unsplash)

Dubai closes bars, limits activities after virus cases spike

AP, Dubai
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:37 AM IST
  • Because of the rise in the coronavirus cases, on Monday, Dubai announced that they will require test results from all the passengers entering the premises. That is not all even bars have been closed for a month and crowd limits have been put on cinemas, hotels, malls and other destinations
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Cuba to force travellers to quarantine as virus cases rise(Unsplash)
Cuba to force travellers to quarantine as virus cases rise(Unsplash)

Cuba will now make travellers quarantine to stop the spread of virus

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 07:23 AM IST
On Saturday, Cuba announced that a new set of restrictions will be implemented to stop the further spread of the novel coronavirus. According to these, everyone travelling to Cuba will have to quarantine for some time
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Amid rising coronavirus cases in the country, US gave the greenlight for the first Covid-19 diagnostic kit for self-testing at home, adding an additional tool to battle the pandemic as nationwide testing capabilities come under more strain.(Reuters)
Amid rising coronavirus cases in the country, US gave the greenlight for the first Covid-19 diagnostic kit for self-testing at home, adding an additional tool to battle the pandemic as nationwide testing capabilities come under more strain.(Reuters)

US approves first self-testing kit for detecting Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 01:03 PM IST
The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization to Lucira Health Inc.’s rapid-result All-In-One Test Kit, according to a statement from the government agency Tuesday.
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Women wear protective masks as they get their temperature checked as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, in Karachi, Pakistan.(Reuters)
Women wear protective masks as they get their temperature checked as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, in Karachi, Pakistan.(Reuters)

Pakistan’s Covid-19 situation worsens; 2,443 new cases

By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni | Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:50 PM IST
The number of active cases in the country has also soured to 26,538, while 32 people have succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 7,141.
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A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a swab sample from a man to be tested for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Mexico City, Mexico.(Reuters)
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a swab sample from a man to be tested for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Mexico City, Mexico.(Reuters)

Mexico reaches 1 million coronavirus cases, nears 100,000 deaths

By Associated Press | Posted by Mallika Soni | Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 09:13 AM IST
How did Mexico get here? By marching resolutely, even defiantly, against many internationally accepted practices in pandemic management, from face mask wearing, to lockdowns, testing and contact tracing.
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Delhi reported 7,178 new Covid-19 cases, the highest in a single day, thus becoming the single largest contributor of cases, for the first time in more than four months.(Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/ HT PHOTO)
Delhi reported 7,178 new Covid-19 cases, the highest in a single day, thus becoming the single largest contributor of cases, for the first time in more than four months.(Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/ HT PHOTO)

Why Delhi’s Covid-19 numbers are a matter of concern

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 02:16 PM IST
The national capital’s tally rose to 423,831, including 6,833 deaths, data showed.
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A man wearing a mask stands guard at the port next to the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 12, 2020.(REUTERS)
A man wearing a mask stands guard at the port next to the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 12, 2020.(REUTERS)

2 Indian crew on cruise ship off Japanese coast test positive for coronavirus

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 09:10 PM IST
The cruise ship Diamond Princess with 3,711 people on board arrived at the Japanese coast early last week and was quarantined after a passenger who de-boarded last month in Hong Kong was found to be the carrier of the novel virus on the ship.
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