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New Zealand, Cook Islands announce quarantine-free travel bubble(Twitter/CINewsOnline)

Quarantine-free access for travellers from the Cook Islands to New Zealand in first quarter of 2021

Wellington [New Zealand] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:51 AM IST
New Zealand will work at pace to implement quarantine-free access for travellers to and from the Cook Islands, having acknowledged their Covid-free status, to resume many aspects of life that have been disrupted by Covid-19 including access to health and education and reuniting family and friends
Mandira Bedi flaunts killer abs during kettlebell workout at home | Watch(Instagram/mandirabedi)
Mandira Bedi flaunts killer abs during kettlebell workout at home | Watch(Instagram/mandirabedi)

Mandira Bedi inspires fans towards a fit lifestyle, flaunts killer abs during kettlebell workout at home | Watch

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:29 AM IST
Watch: From squats to Russian kettlebell swing, Saaho actor Mandira Bedi shares a glimpse of her intense yet simple workout session which fitness enthusiasts can easily add to their morning routine as they work from home amid Covid-19 quarantine
Neetu Kapoor and Varun Dhawan have tested positive for Covid-19 while their Jugg Jugg Jeeyo co-star Anil Kapoor has tested negative.
Neetu Kapoor and Varun Dhawan have tested positive for Covid-19 while their Jugg Jugg Jeeyo co-star Anil Kapoor has tested negative.

Neetu Kapoor returns to Mumbai in air ambulance after testing positive for Covid-19, Varun Dhawan in quarantine

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:28 AM IST
Jug Jugg Jeeyo actors Neetu Kapoor and Varun Dhawan have tested positive for the coronavirus. While Neetu returned to Mumbai in an air ambulance, Varun is quarantining in Chandigarh.
Passengers wearing face masks arrive at London's Heathrow Airport.(AP file)
Passengers wearing face masks arrive at London's Heathrow Airport.(AP file)

UK cuts quarantine for international arrivals to 5 days from Dec 15

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The test will need to be booked at the traveller’s expense from an approved list of providers. Those choosing not to take a test when arriving from a non-exempt country must continue to follow the current self-isolation requirements of 14 days.
Airline shares surged after the Department for Transport published the new rules, which will come into force on December 15.(Pixabay)
Airline shares surged after the Department for Transport published the new rules, which will come into force on December 15.(Pixabay)

England offers travellers shorter quarantine with Covid tests

London | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 02:49 PM IST
England said it will chop its 14-day quarantine for arrivals from high-risk countries by almost two-thirds if they take a coronavirus test, easing restrictions on air travel just in time for the Christmas holiday rush.
About half-a-dozen luxury hotels that opened in Bangkok during the pandemic.(Unsplash)
About half-a-dozen luxury hotels that opened in Bangkok during the pandemic.(Unsplash)

Luxury Thai hotels opening in pandemic bet on 5-star quarantine

Thailand | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 10:04 AM IST
A slew of luxury hotels opening in Thailand amid the Covid-19 pandemic are pinning their hopes on a government plan to lure high-spending tourists, betting those seeking five-star quarantine will help cushion the devastation wrought on the travel industry.
Preity Zinta shares how she ‘kept sane during quarantine’ in latest fitness video from Dubai(Instagram/realpz)
Preity Zinta shares how she ‘kept sane during quarantine’ in latest fitness video from Dubai(Instagram/realpz)

Preity Zinta shares how she ‘kept sane during quarantine’ in latest fitness video from Dubai

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 01:27 PM IST
In Dubai to attend the Indian Premier League 2020, co-owner of the IPL team Kings XI Punjab Preity Zinta ended her quarantine with a fitness video that is sure to leave health freaks inspired | Watch
Abu Dhabi makes wearing of Covid-19 tracking device compulsory for international passengers(Twitter/Ash_Stewart_/etihad)
Abu Dhabi makes wearing of Covid-19 tracking device compulsory for international passengers(Twitter/Ash_Stewart_/etihad)

Abu Dhabi makes wearing of Covid-19 tracking device compulsory for passengers at airport and during quarantine

Dubai | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Amid increase of coronavirus cases in UAE, Abu Dhabi airport will now fit passengers with a medically approved wristband or Covid-19 tracking device which will be removed after the 14-days of home quarantine
Hawaii allows travellers to skip quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival(Twitter/W0rld2020)
Hawaii allows travellers to skip quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival(Twitter/W0rld2020)

Hawaii allows travellers to skip 14-day quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival

Honolulu | By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Hawaii encourages pre-travel testing to add a greater element of safety for travel into the US, allows travellers to skip quarantine with virus test
Canada has faced pressure from airlines to change its travel restrictions, with the country’s borders now closed to all non-citizens except for essential workers. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Canada has faced pressure from airlines to change its travel restrictions, with the country’s borders now closed to all non-citizens except for essential workers. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Airlines in Canada face hurdles to replace quarantines with coronavirus testing

Montreal/Toronto | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 03:06 PM IST
The use of airport testing to reduce or eliminate Canada’s strict two-week self quarantine rule would be logistically challenging as it would require cooperation from airports, airlines, federal and provincial health authorities.
While Sakshi Maharaj was returning to Dhanbad in the afternoon, Giridih SDM Prerna Dikshit intercepted him and brought him back to Shanti Ashram to observe home quarantine. (Photo @drsakshimaharaj)
While Sakshi Maharaj was returning to Dhanbad in the afternoon, Giridih SDM Prerna Dikshit intercepted him and brought him back to Shanti Ashram to observe home quarantine. (Photo @drsakshimaharaj)

BJP’s Sakshi Maharaj put into quarantine in Jharkhand for violating rule

Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | By Subhash Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Giridih deputy commissioner (DC) Rahul Kumar Sinha said that Maharaj was sent to observe 14-day home quarantine in his Shanti Bhawan Ashram as per the state’s Covid-19 guidelines.
The two Congress MLAs who tested Covid-19 positive were Kulbir Singh Zira and Nirmal Singh Chuttrana. (Photo @CMOPb)
The two Congress MLAs who tested Covid-19 positive were Kulbir Singh Zira and Nirmal Singh Chuttrana. (Photo @CMOPb)

Amarinder Singh goes into quarantine after meeting 2 Covid +ve MLAs

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 10:27 PM IST
In a picture that went viral, one of the MLAs is seen touching the feet of the chief minister during the proceedings with Amarinder patting his back.
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, who is without a mask, being greeted by deputy commissioner B Srinivasan and Bathinda range inspector general of police Jaskaran Singh, while SSP Bhupinder Jit Virk (standing behind in green mask) looks on during the Independence Day function on Saturday. SSP Virk tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.(HT file photo)
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, who is without a mask, being greeted by deputy commissioner B Srinivasan and Bathinda range inspector general of police Jaskaran Singh, while SSP Bhupinder Jit Virk (standing behind in green mask) looks on during the Independence Day function on Saturday. SSP Virk tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.(HT file photo)

Bathinda SSP tests positive for Covid-19, finance minister Manpreet Badal in quarantine after attending I-Day function

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 03:45 PM IST
Badal, who was the chief guest at the event in Bathinda, was spotted without a mask at the function; DC also in home quarantine
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and seven of his cabinet colleagues have been under quarantine after they came in contact with district officers, involved in the rescue operations at the Air India Express plane crash site, who tested positive for Covid-19.(PTI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and seven of his cabinet colleagues have been under quarantine after they came in contact with district officers, involved in the rescue operations at the Air India Express plane crash site, who tested positive for Covid-19.(PTI)

Kerala CM Vijayan, ministers remain in quarantine

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 01:24 AM IST
At many district headquarters, ceremonies were held with strict containment measures and a limited guest list. At several places, only the state government officials and police personnel, attended the events.
Seven ministers, including health minister KK Shailaja and state director general of police (DGP) Loknath Behera, have put themselves into quarantine. (Photo@vijayanpinarayi)
Seven ministers, including health minister KK Shailaja and state director general of police (DGP) Loknath Behera, have put themselves into quarantine. (Photo@vijayanpinarayi)

Kerala CM, 7 ministers in quarantine after 23 officials test Covid +ve

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 11:44 PM IST
The decision came after Malappuram district collector K Gopalakrishnan and police superintendent U Abdul Kareem tested positive, along with 21 other officials who supervised the rescue work at Kozhikode air crash site.
The doctors from the hospital will closely monitor the health condition of the patient on a day-to-day basis and also ensure a proper nursing facility for them.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The doctors from the hospital will closely monitor the health condition of the patient on a day-to-day basis and also ensure a proper nursing facility for them.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Telangana govt, private hospitals quarantine mild Covid patients in hotels

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 08:16 PM IST
Telangana chief secretary submitted an affidavit in the state high court on Tuesday stating that a quarantine facility had been provided in as many as 857 rooms in various hotels in the state.
More than 1,000 cases have been detected in West Bengal Police till date. Three police personnel have died. (Photo @KolkataPolice)
More than 1,000 cases have been detected in West Bengal Police till date. Three police personnel have died. (Photo @KolkataPolice)

‘Isolation lockups for those who contract Covid-19 in custody’: Kolkata police

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Local police stations have been asked to look for such arrangements where isolation lockups could be set up.
File photo of Pakistan team in the 90s(Twitter)
File photo of Pakistan team in the 90s(Twitter)

Past Pak players would have been at each other’s throats if kept in quarantine: Mudassar Nazar

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 05:17 PM IST
“I just wonder what would have happened if teams of the past like in the ‘90s had to remain together in such Covid conditions. I guess some players would have been fighting and would be at each other’s throats by now,” Nazar said.
Sonam Kapoor is now in London with husband Anand Ahuja.
Sonam Kapoor is now in London with husband Anand Ahuja.

Sonam Kapoor replies to claim she is breaking 14-day quarantine, says ‘I’m in my own garden attached to my building’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Actor Sonam Kapoor has shared a new picture of working from her home in London. She also replied to a person who claimed she was breaking quarantine laws after recently flying there.
Beer bread seems to be the new baking fad among denizens after banana bread and bundt cake.
Beer bread seems to be the new baking fad among denizens after banana bread and bundt cake.

Beer cravings? Denizens in quarantine mode whip up boozy bread

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 08:20 PM IST
With baking being the ‘in’ thing in quarantine, what is becoming popular is beer bread. Newbies at baking share how easy it is while experienced bakers tell us why it’s trending.
Staff on Covid duty at PGIMER has been asked to quarantine at home and not stay in special rooms organised for them by the hospital.(HT photo)
Staff on Covid duty at PGIMER has been asked to quarantine at home and not stay in special rooms organised for them by the hospital.(HT photo)

No 7-day quarantine now in special rooms for PGIMER staff on Covid-19 duty

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Workdays increased from seven days to 10 days at a stretch with five days off. Special accommodation will be provided on case basis, says director Jagat Ram
The virus has started witnessing a sudden spike in Jammu and Kashmir where the wife and son of an adviser to lieutenant governor and two senior IAS officers have tested positive.(PTI)
The virus has started witnessing a sudden spike in Jammu and Kashmir where the wife and son of an adviser to lieutenant governor and two senior IAS officers have tested positive.(PTI)

Union minister in quarantine after meeting BJP J-K chief who tested Covid +ve

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ravi Krishan Khajuria| Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Sources confided to HT that Ravinder Raina, the “vociferous” BJP leader, has been hospitalised in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super Specialty hospital in Kakryal in Reasi district.
Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta has asked all police personnel on Covid-19 duty to take necessary precautions. (Photo @assampolice)
Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta has asked all police personnel on Covid-19 duty to take necessary precautions. (Photo @assampolice)

220 Assam police personnel test Covid-19 positive, 932 in quarantine

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 06:40 PM IST
Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta informed on Monday that 171 of those found positive are still admitted at Covid care centres (CCCs) while 49 have recovered.
Britain’s foreign ministry would set out exemptions from its global advisory against “all but essential” international travel from July 4.(AP)
Britain’s foreign ministry would set out exemptions from its global advisory against “all but essential” international travel from July 4.(AP)

UK to relax England’s quarantine rules for summer travellers

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2020 07:33 AM IST
The government said it expected countries included on the quarantine-free list for England would reciprocate by relaxing their own travel restrictions.
As per the latest Union home ministry’s guidelines passengers who return to the country from abroad must be screened at the airport, then spend seven days in institutional quarantine, and another seven in home quarantine.(REUTERS)
As per the latest Union home ministry’s guidelines passengers who return to the country from abroad must be screened at the airport, then spend seven days in institutional quarantine, and another seven in home quarantine.(REUTERS)

Man skips airport screening process, tracked down to daughter’s house

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 12:35 AM IST
The incident was reported on Saturday after the flight from Almaty in Kazakhstan had landed, and health care personnel at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport called out the man’s name for a mandatory screening.
A health worker collect swab sample of a police personnel for Covid-19 test in Bhubaneswar.(ANI)
A health worker collect swab sample of a police personnel for Covid-19 test in Bhubaneswar.(ANI)

As Covid-19 cases rise, Odisha enforces shutdown and quarantine in many towns

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2020 09:24 PM IST
The administration in 11 districts in Odisha have been enforcing two-day weekend shutdowns to contain the spread of Covid-19 .
Experts working in coronavirus counselling centres say they do get maximum calls from elderly these days. (Photo @shailajateacher)
Experts working in coronavirus counselling centres say they do get maximum calls from elderly these days. (Photo @shailajateacher)

Kerala’s reverse quarantine worries elderly, calls grow for its dilution

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 06:20 PM IST
The complaints of elderly being locked up and people going through emotional stress have surfaced after Kerala started implementing reverse quarantine, a way to isolate elderly from others to avoid catching possible coronavirus infection.
Malaika Arora has been staying home with her son Arhaan Khan in Mumbai.
Malaika Arora has been staying home with her son Arhaan Khan in Mumbai.

Malaika Arora shares hilarious meme on how to dress post quarantine

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Malaika Arora, on Tuesday, shared a hilarious meme about her confusion with regard to dressing up when the quarantine ends.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, headed by Baijal, had said in its earlier order that it fears “home isolation without physical contact to monitor the patients may be a reason for the increase in the spread of Covid-19 infections in Delhi”.(File photo)
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, headed by Baijal, had said in its earlier order that it fears “home isolation without physical contact to monitor the patients may be a reason for the increase in the spread of Covid-19 infections in Delhi”.(File photo)

Compulsory 5-day institutional quarantine order for all Covid-19 cases in Delhi withdrawn

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 07:38 PM IST
Earlier today, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal met Baijal during a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority and requested the L-G to revoke the order.
A view of the hospital in Delhi’s Burari that has been turned into a quarantine facility for Covid-19 patients by the Delhi government, Friday, June 19, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
A view of the hospital in Delhi’s Burari that has been turned into a quarantine facility for Covid-19 patients by the Delhi government, Friday, June 19, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Delhi L-G orders mandatory 5 day institutional quarantine for Covid-19 patients

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 11:46 PM IST
However, the city’s AAP government has called the L-G’s decision “arbitrary” and said it will “seriously harm” Delhi. The Arvind Kejriwal government has also asked the L-G to reconsider his decision.
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