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S African cheetah died of heart attack, says autopsy report

A six-year-old cheetah named Uday, brought from Africa as part of a project to reintroduce the species to India, died on Sunday due to a heart attack, possibly triggered by a toxin. Blood tests will reveal other health parameters of the cheetah. Experts suggested Uday may have died due to botulism, a rare illness caused by toxins entering the body. The cheetah was one of 20 brought to India from South Africa.

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Updated on Apr 25, 2023 12:11 AM IST
By, Bhopal

Covid protocols revived in Lucknow, other UP districts amid spurt in cases

Adherence to social distancing, wearing of masks mandatory in offices, educational institutions, hospitals, malls, railway stations, airports and other places

Anyone can inform about any Covid positive patient on telephone number 0522-4523000 of the Integrated Covid Command and Control Centre. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 08:06 PM IST

Sarus, man-friend reunion video sets social media on fire

Kanpur zoo official says quarantine period almost over and Sarus will be moved to the bird enclosure

A screen grab from the video doing the rounds on social media (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 12:03 AM IST
By, Kanpur

China ends quarantine for overseas travellers amid Covid surge

Beijing last month began a dramatic dismantling of a hardline virus strategy that had enforced mandatory quarantines and gruelling lockdowns.

Chinese people rushed to plan trips abroad after officials last month announced that quarantine would be dropped, sending inquiries on popular travel websites soaring.(AFP)
Published on Jan 08, 2023 04:10 AM IST

Airlines give lukewarm reaction to China’s border reopening amid Covid-19 surge

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, China had a massive outbound travel market but China’s relaxation of quarantine restrictions from Jan 8, after three years of coronavirus lockdown, are yet to convince airlines to make significant changes to their timetables as infection cases surge.

The US will require negative Covid tests from all air travellers from China, saying Beijing is not sharing enough information about the surge in coronavirus cases there. Airlines give lukewarm reaction to China’s border reopening amid Covid-19 surge (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP)
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 09:31 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Beijing on edge as city adds new quarantine centers

Uncertainty and scattered, unconfirmed reports of lockdowns in at least some Beijing districts have fueled demand for food and other supplies, something not seen in the city for months.

Workers in protective clothing control access into a community under lockdown in Beijing.(AP)
Published on Nov 25, 2022 07:25 PM IST
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Hong Kong prepares for an increase in tourism after COVID curbs ease

Hong Kong is readying for a surge in travel after the global financial hub ended mandatory COVID-19 hotel quarantine for international arrivals.

Hong Kong prepares for an increase in tourism after COVID curbs ease(REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 09:09 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Hong Kong

Taiwan may scrap three-day quarantine for arrivals around mid-October

Signs that Taiwan’s recent spike in Covid-19 cases is easing is paving the way for travel relaxation, while the government has also been facing pressure to open up as the economy faces headwinds

Taiwan may scrap three-day quarantine for arrivals around mid-October(Kai-Chieh Chan)
Updated on Sep 22, 2022 11:37 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Hong Kong mulls changing Covid-19 hotel quarantine policy for all arrivals

Taking its cues from China which is pursuing a zero-Covid policy, Hong Kong still requires travellers from abroad to quarantine upon arrival but the length has eased over time. Currently, arrivals must pay for three days in a hotel and follow that with four days of self-monitoring.

Travellers queue up for shuttle bus to quarantine hotels at the Hong Kong International Airport, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, in Hong Kong, China (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 02:03 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Hong Kong

China quarantines college students after Covid-19 cases detected in dormitory

Quarantining anyone in contact with those tested positive for coronavirus has been a pillar of China's strict "zero-Covid" policy. The quarantine centers include field hospitals, converted stadiums and exhibition centers that have been criticized for overcrowding, poor sanitation and spoiled food.

China quarantines college students after Covid-19 cases detected in dormitory (Twitter/VvC33o)
Updated on Sep 11, 2022 06:54 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Beijing

Hong Kong reduces hotel quarantine to three days to ease travel curbs

People arriving at Hong Kong’s international airport will be required to go to an approved quarantine hotel and, if they don’t have Covid, can then serve four days of health monitoring either at home or in a hotel. 

A couple wearing face masks walk along a street in Mongkok, a shopping district of Hong Kong. (AP)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 12:05 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Covid-19 travel update: Japan approves Covaxin booster dose for travellers

Quarantine Station of Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare issued an advisory for the Quarantine period after entering Japan. It has approved Covaxin booster dose for travellers

Covid-19 travel update: Japan approves Covaxin booster dose for travellers (HT_PRINT)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 06:31 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Hyderabad [telangana]

Hong Kong’s hotel quarantine makes tourism face hurdle under China demand

Hong Kong’s 24,000 designated hotel quarantine rooms for August until the end of October are struggling to meet demand, as recent decisions to slash isolation to seven days and reopen the border to non-residents prompted a surge of travellers who snapped up reservations sometimes months in advance.

Workers wearing protective gear direct arriving passengers to quarantine hotels in the Hong Kong International Airport. Hong Kong is shelving a Covid-19 measure that has resulted in dozens of cancelled flights in recent months and thwarted travel plans for thousands.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung )
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 08:53 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Searches for overseas flights surge after China shortens quarantine

The border curbs had hit business travel and thinned to a trickle the number of Chinese going abroad, whether to the beaches of Thailand or the shopping streets of South Korea, which had come to rely on their custom over the prior decade.

Searches for overseas flights surge after China shortens quarantine(Pixabay)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 02:11 PM IST
Reuters | , Beijing

Hong Kong mulls easing quarantine for air travellers amid China’s Covid-19 shift

Hong Kong may allow incoming air travellers to quarantine in a hotel for five days followed by two days of isolation at home. Officials haven’t made a final decision but the change is expected come into effect some time after John Lee is sworn in as chief executive on July 1

Pedestrians walks past Hong Kong and China flags, hung to mark the 25th anniversary of the Handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China which falls on July 1, in the Central district of Hong Kong (Photo by Peter PARKS / AFP)
Updated on Jun 29, 2022 09:37 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Carnival cruise ship passengers complain of high number of Covid-19 cases

Carnival didn’t say how many people were infected with Covid-19 on the Carnival Spirit cruise ship, which docked in Seattle and has a capacity of more than 2,000 passengers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into the situation

Carnival cruise ship passengers complain of high number of Covid-19 cases (Twitter/JBNAVictoria)
Updated on May 06, 2022 09:25 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Cambodia reduces quarantine period for unvaccinated visitors to 7 days

The changes announced Thursday come about a month after another easing of pandemic-related restrictions for visitors from abroad, including the dropping of mandatory Covid-19 tests for travellers who have been vaccinated.

Cambodia on Thursday reduced the required quarantine period from two weeks to one for arriving travellers who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, acting after recording consistently low numbers of new infections in recent days.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 05:23 PM IST

Indonesia removes quarantine requirement for overseas arrivals

"With the handling of the pandemic more controlled ...today we announce that the policy of no quarantine has been expanded across Indonesia," said Sandiaga, adding a negative COVID test would still be required.

Indonesia scraps quarantine for overseas arrivals.(REUTERS/Nyimas Laula/File Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2022 09:43 PM IST
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'Covid kids': Should parents worry about pandemic impacts on small children?

Two years is a long time in the life of a young child. Is this era of masks, isolation and extra stress having a negative impact on our little ones? And if so, how deep and lasting will it be?

For the youngest among us, the pandemic is all they've ever known(Lucy Nicholson/REUTERS )
Published on Feb 20, 2022 10:40 AM IST
By, Delhi

No quarantine for international passengers arriving in Delhi

Passengers found to be symptomatic during screening will be immediately isolated and taken to a medical facility. If they test positive, their contacts will also be identified and tested, an official said. If travellers test positive for Covid-19, their samples would be sent for genome sequencing.

A group of 2% of the total passengers in a flight will undergo random post arrival testing at the Delhi airport on arrival. Such travellers in each flight will be identified by the airlines concerned (preferably from different countries). (PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 14, 2022 12:44 AM IST
By, New Delhi

China's Olympic Covid-19 bubble lets Beijing Games participants skip quarantine

One week into the 17-day event, China seems to be meeting its formidable Covid-19 Olympic challenge with a so-called “bubble” that allows Beijing Games participants to skip quarantine but tightly restricts their movement so they don't come in contact with the general population.

This file photo taken on January 21, 2022 shows workers setting up an installation displaying the logo of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games on a street in Beijing. - The
Published on Feb 11, 2022 08:30 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Beijing

Philippines welcomes back foreign travellers after 2 years of Covid-19 pandemic

Foreign travellers from 157 countries with visa-free arrangements with the Philippines, who have been fully vaccinated and tested negative for the coronavirus, will be welcomed back and will no longer be required to Covid-19 quarantine upon arrival.

Foreign passengers wearing protective suits prepare for their flight to China at Manila's International Airport, Philippines. The Philippines lifted a nearly 2-year ban on foreign travellers Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 as the latest coronavirus outbreak sparked by the omicron strain eased in a lifesaving boost for badly battered tourism, hotel and airline industries and large numbers of workers, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Updated on Feb 10, 2022 09:27 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Manila, Philippines

Bali reopens to foreign travellers from all countries, quarantine mandatory

Fully vaccinated travellers in Bali need to quarantine for five days in a hotel or on a liveaboard boat certified by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and travellers who have received one dose of Covid-19 vaccine must quarantine for seven days.

People take a shelter from the rain upon their arrival at Bali's international airport. Indonesia is opening the resort island of Bali to foreign travellers from all countries, as international flights resumed for the first time in two years — but mandatory quarantines remain in place for all visitors.  (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati )
Updated on Feb 05, 2022 10:39 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Denpasar, Indonesia

Here's what it’s like to visit Bangkok now, without curbs amid Omicron spread

With quarantine requirements scrapped, the food, shopping and nightlife capital of Thailand, Bangkok, is ready to welcome foreign visitors back.

People hang Chinese lanterns while others light incense sticks at a shrine to mark the start of the Lunar New Year of the Tiger in Bangkok  (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)
Updated on Feb 03, 2022 11:55 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Thailand to welcome tourists with quarantine-free visas amid Omicron spread

Starting Tuesday, visitors of any nationality can apply for quarantine-free entry into Thailand, provided they are fully vaccinated. 200,000 and 300,000 travellers may take advantage of the so-called Test & Go program in February alone, with the numbers expected to swell in the following months.

Passengers look at the flight schedule screen at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on February 1, 2022, as Thailand resumes its quarantine free-travel scheme for vaccinated travellers  (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 11:49 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

US urges China to alter quarantine rules for diplomats

China has maintained some of the world’s toughest restrictions in order to push the number of cases near zero, despite outbreaks in much of the country ahead of next month’s Olympic Games.

A man uses a smartphone to record residents getting a throat swab at a mass coronavirus test site in Xichen District in Beijing.(AP)
Published on Jan 29, 2022 11:59 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Thailand to resume quarantine-free tourism from February as Covid-19 eases

International travellers from all countries can apply for visas in Thailand under the so-called Test & Go entry program from Feb. 1. Visitors will be required to undergo two Covid-19 tests after arrival, one upon entry and another on the fifth day.

First group of foreign tourists arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport during the first day of Thailands reopening campaign, part of the government's plan to jump start the pandemic-hit tourism sector in Bangkok.  (REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 02:00 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Thailand considers easing Covid-19 travel curbs as coronavirus infections reduce

Among the travel measures being considered are establishing more "sandbox" areas for tourists, who can skip quarantine if they stay in specified areas for seven days and undergo two Covid-19 tests.

Thailand considers easing Covid-19 travel curbs as coronavirus infections reduce  (AFP)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 08:33 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Bangkok

Thailand may resume quarantine waiver for foreign travellers amid Omicron

Thailand reopened to vaccinated international travellers in November to help a vital tourism industry that collapsed during nearly 18 months of strict entry policies. Now, it mulls resuming quarantine waiver for foreign visitors

Thailand may resume quarantine waiver for foreign travellers amid Omicron  (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 08:01 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Bangkok

Study finds one in 10 people might still be infectious for Covid after 10 days

The study found that 13 per cent of people still exhibited clinically-relevant levels of virus after 10 days, meaning they could potentially still be infectious.

A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a pedestrian for COVID-19 test, amid a surge in Omicron cases.(PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 06:11 PM IST
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