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A meeting with chief ministers will be convened to discuss state-specific scenarios, best practices and the public health response, PM Modi said.
Published on Jan 09, 2022 08:07 PM IST
82% of the fresh cases are asymptomatic in Mumbai and despite the rise, there is no proposal for further lockdown, authorities have clarified.
Published on Jan 08, 2022 07:19 PM IST
R-value 4 means one infected person can transmit the virus to four others. This is the highest R-value India ever recorded, an IIT Madras study said.
Published on Jan 08, 2022 02:49 PM IST
Cab services will run as usual but with up to two passengers. People travelling to attend a wedding will have to carry the wedding invitation, Delhi Police said on Friday answering to people's questions on social media.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 10:04 PM IST
About 84% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours are asymptomatic, BMC data showed. Maharashtra on Friday reported 40,925 fresh infections, the highest since May 13, 2021.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 07:36 PM IST
- With Omicron cases rising, Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin chaired a meeting with senior health officials of the state to take stock of the situation.
Published on Jan 05, 2022 04:06 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
- A meeting on the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the state was called by deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Wednesday and no decision regarding the imposition of lockdown at the moment was taken.
Published on Jan 05, 2022 12:24 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Mumbai
The ongoing night curfew in Karnataka will come to an end on January 7 but before that the government will announce fresh restrictions, minister said.
Published on Jan 02, 2022 05:10 PM IST
Dubai, the Middle East's business and tourism hub, cannot afford another lockdown. Its economy, whose foundations have creaked under coronavirus restrictions, relies heavily on the travel industry.
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 08:01 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
With the world witnessing a rising tide of covid-19 variant, Omicron, several European countries have geared up for a December lockdown.
Published on Dec 19, 2021 04:30 PM IST
Written by Vanshika lohia | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
It is mandatory for all Delhi-Kathmandu passengers to carry certificates of both doses of Covid vaccine and a negative RT-PCR test report within 72 hours of the start of the journey and if they fail to produce the documents, they will not be allowed to board the bus
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 07:48 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi
The coronavirus rules, which vary by region within Austria, largely allow for the reopening of theaters, museums and other cultural and entertainment venues on Sunday. Shops will follow on Monday.
Updated on Dec 12, 2021 06:33 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Vienna
New Zealand has begun a new phase in its coronavirus response in which there won't be lockdowns but people will be required to be fully vaccinated — and prove it with vaccine passes — in order to access many services.
Updated on Dec 03, 2021 08:52 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Wellington
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Updated on Nov 04, 2021 11:37 AM IST
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Initially only Australian permanent residents and citizens will be free to travel. Fully vaccinated foreigners travelling on skilled worker and student visas will be given priority over international tourists who might be back before the year ends.
Updated on Oct 28, 2021 12:42 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Canberra, Australia
Movement restrictions have been lifted in Melbourne while venues from salons to restaurants are reopening for fully-vaccinated people. Art galleries, gyms and other venues are expected to begin opening their doors early next month
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 10:10 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
Bali, the once thriving holiday spot of Indonesia, has been eerily quiet for months, with hotels, restaurants and beaches shuttered and thousands of hospitality jobs gone owing to Covid-19 lockdown
Updated on Oct 12, 2021 02:49 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Bali, Indonesia
- Never enforcing a strict European-style lockdown to avoid affecting the country’s tourism income, Mexico's biggest coastal resort, Cancun, surpassed pre-pandemic levels of passengers.
Updated on Oct 07, 2021 09:43 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Mexico City
South Africa reduces Covid-19 lockdown to Level One, intensifies the country’s national vaccination campaign, introduces a vaccination certificate, and interacts with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to lift the ban on travel, tourism and trade.
Updated on Oct 01, 2021 07:55 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Johannesburg
In October 2020, the home ministry permitted all OCI and PIO cardholders to visit India for any purpose except on a tourist visa.
Published on Sep 15, 2021 09:45 PM IST
While Europe and the US have already moved down the reopening path, countries in Southeast Asia have a low vaccination rate and are among the world’s most vulnerable to the delta variant but with state finances stretched, lockdowns are becoming less tenable by the day.
Updated on Sep 14, 2021 12:31 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
The highly infectious Delta variant has breached Australia's fortress-style controls and entrenched itself deep enough in Sydney and Melbourne, which has pushed authorities to ramp up the lagging Covid-19 vaccination effort and live with the coronavirus
Updated on Aug 30, 2021 10:41 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Sydney
Sri Lanka, which has witnessed a series of lockdowns and curfews to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country, has extended travel curbs till September 6 as deaths rise. The tourism sector, which generates a huge quantum of revenue for the island nation, has seen a drastic fall.
Updated on Aug 27, 2021 04:21 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Colombo
The reopening of the schools will take place in a phased manner starting with senior classes first and then middle and junior classes.
Published on Aug 27, 2021 03:20 PM IST
- Local train services had been halted in Mumbai since March 2020, making it the longest shutdown for a railway system that has survived floods, bomb blasts and power outages with only a day or two of suspensions before the coronavirus struck.
Updated on Aug 15, 2021 02:15 PM IST
Flights under 40 minutes will now cost a minimum of ₹2,900 instead of ₹2,600.
Published on Aug 13, 2021 04:20 PM IST
Air India has recently announced non-stop flights to London from six Indian cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Amritsar and Kochi between August 16 and September 1.
Published on Aug 11, 2021 10:02 PM IST
While it is true that coronavirus infection is spreading fast in Kerala and cases of reinfections have been reported from the state, the surge is not linked to any new variant.
Published on Aug 11, 2021 08:09 PM IST
The UAE authorities have made rapid PCR test mandatory for passengers conducted not more than four hours before the flight. These paid tests have to be done at source airports, the UAE authorities have said.
Published on Aug 11, 2021 04:36 PM IST
As Congress says that the move will force elderly people to run errands as they are vaccinated, health minister Veena George said the restriction is not forever.
Published on Aug 06, 2021 04:37 PM IST