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Saudi Arabia to require arriving visitors to quarantine for a week(Reuters)

International travellers will now have to quarantine after entering Saudi Arabia

Reuters | , Cairo
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 07:47 AM IST
All the international travellers will be required to quarantine for a week in government-approved accommodation as they enter Saudi Arabia. This rule will be applicable from May 20.
Beds are seen inside a Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) converted into a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) care facility amidst the spread of the deadly virus in New Delhi, India, on May 5, 2021. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)
Beds are seen inside a Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) converted into a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) care facility amidst the spread of the deadly virus in New Delhi, India, on May 5, 2021. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

LIVE: Rajasthan govt imposes lockdown in state from May 10-24

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:56 PM IST
India registered 382,315 new Covid-19 cases in the preceding 24 hours. With hospitals continuing to make a desperate plea for beds and oxygen, a weekly WHO report showed that the country now accounts for nearly half the coronavirus cases reported worldwide and a quarter of the deaths.
Patients suffering from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)
Patients suffering from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

India records 382,315 new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 20.66 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:48 AM IST
India, battling the more infectious second wave of the coronavirus disease, has now registered over 300,000 daily Covid-19 cases for two weeks straight.
Kolkata: A worker draws markers on the road to ensure social distancing as coronavirus cases spike across the country, outside Netaji Indoor Stadium on the eve of counting day of West Bengal Assembly Poll, in Kolkata, Saturday, May 1, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
Kolkata: A worker draws markers on the road to ensure social distancing as coronavirus cases spike across the country, outside Netaji Indoor Stadium on the eve of counting day of West Bengal Assembly Poll, in Kolkata, Saturday, May 1, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)

West Bengal issues additional rules for Covid-19 partial lockdown. Check details

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 06:54 PM IST
In a new order, the West Bengal government informed that no more than 50 people are to be allowed in weddings and other congregations. Moreover, the principle of keeping shops open for three hours in the morning and for two in the evening would also now be applicable to all retail shops as well.
File photo of Delhi Police personnel. (Representational Image)
File photo of Delhi Police personnel. (Representational Image)

Delhi constable dies after man, asleep at the wheel, rams car into police picket

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 03:50 PM IST
The accident took place around 4am at Al-Kauser picket when the accused, Samit Yadav, dozed off while he was returning from a hospital after attending to his Covid-19 positive wife, police said.
A medic prepares a vial of Covid-19 vaccine 'Covaxin' to administer the required dose to a coronavirus-affected patient on earlier this week on Wednesday. (File Photo)
A medic prepares a vial of Covid-19 vaccine 'Covaxin' to administer the required dose to a coronavirus-affected patient on earlier this week on Wednesday. (File Photo)

Provided over 16 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses to states free of charge: Centre

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 02:39 PM IST
As the younger population of India becomes eligible for vaccination against coronavirus today with the start of the third phase of inoculation drive, Centre said that over 79 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered to their population.
The passengers are required to pre-pay for their stay during the quarantine period.(File photo)
The passengers are required to pre-pay for their stay during the quarantine period.(File photo)

India added to Ireland's mandatory quarantine list from May 4

PTI | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 02:23 PM IST
Besides India, the other countries that have been added to the list for mandatory quarantine from May 4 are Georgia, Iran, Mongolia and Costa Rica.
The UN agency has sent critical life-saving supplies, including 3,000 oxygen concentrators, diagnostic tests, medical kits, and other equipment to help India in its battle with a deadly wave of Covid-19. (File Photo)
The UN agency has sent critical life-saving supplies, including 3,000 oxygen concentrators, diagnostic tests, medical kits, and other equipment to help India in its battle with a deadly wave of Covid-19. (File Photo)

Unicef sends 3,000 oxygen concentrators to India to combat second Covid-19 wave

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 10:28 AM IST
Unicef is helping to procure and install 25 oxygen plants for hospitals in northeast India and Maharashtra, as well as the installation of thermal scanners at ports of entry countrywide.
Aligarh Muslim University's hospital has 273 patients, of which 63 are Covid-19 positive, 140 have shown symptoms of the infection and are being tested, and 70 are non-Covid patients in serious condition. (File Photo / PTI)
Aligarh Muslim University's hospital has 273 patients, of which 63 are Covid-19 positive, 140 have shown symptoms of the infection and are being tested, and 70 are non-Covid patients in serious condition. (File Photo / PTI)

273 patients counting on 'few hours' of oxygen: AMU's hospital sends out alert

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 04:42 PM IST
The Jawaharlal Nehru medical college and hospital, a frontline central government medical facility in Uttar Pradesh, is a part of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), and has 273 oxygen-dependent patients, including those suffering from Covid-19.
Second minister Maliki Osman flagged off two of the Singapore Air Force's C-130s, arriving in India today with 256 oxygen cylinders: Singapore's diplomatic missions in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. (Photo via ANI)
Second minister Maliki Osman flagged off two of the Singapore Air Force's C-130s, arriving in India today with 256 oxygen cylinders: Singapore's diplomatic missions in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. (Photo via ANI)

News updates from HT: Singapore sends planeloads of medical oxygen to India

PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 12:54 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Second minister Maliki Osman flagged off two of the Singapore Air Force's C-130s, arriving in India today with 256 oxygen cylinders: Singapore's diplomatic missions in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. (Photo via ANI)
Second minister Maliki Osman flagged off two of the Singapore Air Force's C-130s, arriving in India today with 256 oxygen cylinders: Singapore's diplomatic missions in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. (Photo via ANI)

Singapore sends two planeloads of medical oxygen to India amid Covid-19 surge

PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 12:02 PM IST
The critical supplies of medical oxygen of Singapore come amid the deadly, more infectious second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), with which India is currently struggling.
Representational: The measure, which will take effect on Wednesday, will apply to people who travelled via third countries since there are no direct flights between India and Spain. (HT PHOTO.)
Representational: The measure, which will take effect on Wednesday, will apply to people who travelled via third countries since there are no direct flights between India and Spain. (HT PHOTO.)

Covid-19: Spain to impose 10-day quarantine on travellers from India

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Spain has imposed a 10-day quarantine on passengers arriving from Brazil, Peru, and Colombia as well as nine nations in Africa including South Africa and Mozambique.
Air travel restrictions in Canada fuel US taxi and limousine boom amid Covid-19(Photo by Yael Clusman on Unsplash)
Air travel restrictions in Canada fuel US taxi and limousine boom amid Covid-19(Photo by Yael Clusman on Unsplash)

Air travel restrictions in Canada fuel US taxi and limousine boom amid Covid-19

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2021 07:40 PM IST
There is a surge of calls for taxi and limousine services from Canadians who fly through US airports in states like New York and then cross over the land border since only those flying to Canada must spend up to three days of the country's 14-day required quarantine period in a hotel
Health workers sanitize the premises of a district hospital at sector 30, in Noida, India, on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Health workers sanitize the premises of a district hospital at sector 30, in Noida, India, on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Noida admin asks housing societies to appoint 'corona vigilance officers'

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 10:55 AM IST
Noida: Surveillance activities are allowed in Covid-19 containment areas to trace suspected patients, such as people suffering from influenza-like illnesses, those having symptoms of severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) and people having a co-morbid condition
Graphic shared by the Union ministry of information and broadcasting on its Covid-19 portal on Twitter
Graphic shared by the Union ministry of information and broadcasting on its Covid-19 portal on Twitter

Centre lists top 10 states with most active Covid-19 cases. Check here

PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 10:33 AM IST
Maharashtra, with over 670,000 active Covid-19 cases, tops the list, followed by Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh, with more than one lakh active cases. Next are Kerala, Delhi, and Tamil Nadu, followed by Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat, which have between 100,000-60,000 active cases.
Starting April 24, only people residing in France or holding a French or European Union passport will be allowed to fly to the country.(Reuters representative image)
Starting April 24, only people residing in France or holding a French or European Union passport will be allowed to fly to the country.(Reuters representative image)

France to impose 10-day quarantine for travellers coming from Brazil

Reuters | , Paris
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 05:00 AM IST
France decided this week to suspend all flights to and from Brazil. The measure will be extended until April 23, the prime minister's office said in the same statement.
Pooja Bedi and Maneck Contractor have been stationed in Goa.
Pooja Bedi and Maneck Contractor have been stationed in Goa.

Pooja Bedi, slammed for 'flaunting privilege' while 'thousands die', responds

UPDATED ON APR 16, 2021 03:53 PM IST
  • Pooja Bedi has responded to dozens of Twitter users who slammed her for 'flaunting privilege' in Goa, while lockdowns are being imposed across the country.
A health worker takes a swab sample to test for Covid-19 at a government hospital in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A health worker takes a swab sample to test for Covid-19 at a government hospital in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Noida to increase random Covid-19 testing for commuters from Delhi

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 09:55 AM IST
Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, the Noida administration has decided to increase the number of random coronavirus tests for people commuting to and from Delhi.
Greece to lift Covid-19 quarantine status for tourists from these countries(Photo by Hello Lightbulb on Unsplash)
Greece to lift Covid-19 quarantine status for tourists from these countries(Photo by Hello Lightbulb on Unsplash)

Greece to lift Covid-19 quarantine status for tourists from these countries

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 04:16 PM IST
In an effort of gradual re-opening of tourism sector that accounts for about a fifth of the Greek economy and more than a quarter of jobs, Greece plans to lift the compulsory Covid-19 quarantine for tourists from these nations
The UK has now vaccinated 15 million people, a platform the government hopes to use to begin reopening the economy.(Unsplash)
The UK has now vaccinated 15 million people, a platform the government hopes to use to begin reopening the economy.(Unsplash)

High-risk arrivals to UK must quarantine in hotels from Monday

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 12:13 PM IST
Passengers arriving in the UK from coronavirus hot spots will be required to quarantine in government-managed hotel rooms for 10 days starting Monday, part of an effort to stop new strains of the virus entering the country.
Biden on Thursday issued an executive order directing federal agencies to require international air travelers to quarantine upon U.S. arrival.(Unsplash)
Biden on Thursday issued an executive order directing federal agencies to require international air travelers to quarantine upon U.S. arrival.(Unsplash)

Travel group, airlines oppose quarantine for US-bound air passengers

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:41 AM IST
Groups representing the U.S. travel industry and airlines on Friday voiced opposition to mandatory quarantines for air passengers arriving in the United States from overseas a day after President Joe Biden signed an order to take that step.
A Bihar government official said this version, if accurate, reflected gaps in the surveillance mechanism for coronavirus.(AFP)
A Bihar government official said this version, if accurate, reflected gaps in the surveillance mechanism for coronavirus.(AFP)

IPS officer, wife skip Covid-19 quarantine at Delhi, traced to Patna hotel

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 07:24 PM IST
The couple, who had landed at Delhi airport, were traced to a hotel in Bihar capital Patna the next day and told to go into quarantine at the state-run Patna Medical College hospital.
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