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Covid-19: Japan to accept vaccination passport applications from July 26(AP)

Covid-19: Japan to accept vaccination passport applications from July 26

ANI |
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2021 07:56 PM IST
The vaccination certificates in Japan will be official records issued by municipalities. It will show information about an administered vaccine, the vaccination date and location and personal information such as name of the traveller and passport number.
California adds 'dream vacation' incentive to spur Covid-19 vaccinations(Photo by Zhuoqian Yang on Unsplash)
California adds 'dream vacation' incentive to spur Covid-19 vaccinations(Photo by Zhuoqian Yang on Unsplash)

California adds 'dream vacation' incentive to spur Covid-19 vaccinations

AP |
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2021 12:43 PM IST
  • Aside from boosting California's vaccination rate as it lifts most pandemic restrictions, the latest promotion of six 'dream vacation' aims to jump-start the tourism industry after more than a year in virtual hibernation because of stay-at-home orders and travel curbs.
China dodges reopening borders to foreigners despite mass vaccination drive(Photo by Bruce Röttgers on Unsplash)
China dodges reopening borders to foreigners despite mass vaccination drive(Photo by Bruce Röttgers on Unsplash)

China dodges reopening borders to foreigners despite mass vaccination drive

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 09:50 AM IST
Despite only one Covid-19 fatality in the last 13 months and growing protection from inoculations, China maintains aggressive rhetoric when talking about the risks the coronavirus still poses and seems to be in no hurry to reopen borders for foreign arrivals
Travel updates: Taipei bans dining-in, Japan extends Covid-19 emergency(Photo by Emran Yousof on Unsplash)
Travel updates: Taipei bans dining-in, Japan extends Covid-19 emergency(Photo by Emran Yousof on Unsplash)

Travel updates: Taipei bans dining-in, Japan extends Covid-19 emergency

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 11:02 AM IST
From Japan opening large-scale vaccination centers in Tokyo and Osaka while extending Covid-19 emergency to Taiwan’s capital 'Taipei' banning all on-site dining and drinking and Malaysia imposing new restrictions to curb coronavirus, catch all the travel updates here
Germany optimistic of summer tourists, Bali moves closer to reopen to foreigners(Photo by Julia Solonina/Christopher Alvarenga on Unsplash)
Germany optimistic of summer tourists, Bali moves closer to reopen to foreigners(Photo by Julia Solonina/Christopher Alvarenga on Unsplash)

Germany optimistic of summer tourists, Bali moves closer to reopen to foreigners

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 01:06 PM IST
While Taiwan, Malaysia and India tighten travel curbs amid Covid-19, Germany and Bali are hopeful of a 'good summer' as they plan to reopen to foreign travellers after the ongoing coronavirus vaccination drives
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:21 PM IST
  • In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "Such is the despondency over our politicians that many people are now actively considering emigrating to other countries"
Europe's travel industry counts on British holidaymakers to lead tourism rebound(Photo by WeRoad on Unsplash)
Europe's travel industry counts on British holidaymakers to lead tourism rebound(Photo by WeRoad on Unsplash)

Europe's travel industry counts on British holidaymakers to lead tourism rebound

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 07:53 PM IST
Battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, Europe's travel industry is counting on British holidaymakers to lead a tourism rebound this summer. After one of the world's fastest vaccination programmes, Britons could be permitted to travel from late May.
Airlines could use new EU Covid pass this summer to restart travel sector(Photo by BP Miller on Unsplash)
Airlines could use new EU Covid pass this summer to restart travel sector(Photo by BP Miller on Unsplash)

Airlines could use new EU Covid pass this summer to restart travel sector

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 03:58 PM IST
The EU's proposed Covid travel certificate would contain information on vaccination, tests or recovery and would be valid until the World Health Organisation declares the coronavirus pandemic over
Italy enters 3-day Covid-19 lockdown to deter Easter travel and get-togethers(Photo by Damiano Baschiera on Unsplash)
Italy enters 3-day Covid-19 lockdown to deter Easter travel and get-togethers(Photo by Damiano Baschiera on Unsplash)

Italy enters 3-day Covid-19 lockdown to deter Easter travel and get-togethers

AP |
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 10:45 AM IST
  • Italy limits travel between regions and visits to relatives over the Easter weekend through Monday, to limit the chances of Covid-19 infection spread and closed nonessential shops while restaurants and bars were only open for take-out.
Vaccination passports: Digital travel pass likely available before summer(Photo by Charlotte Noelle on Unsplash)
Vaccination passports: Digital travel pass likely available before summer(Photo by Charlotte Noelle on Unsplash)

Vaccination passports: Digital travel pass likely available before summer

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:17 AM IST
According to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, digital vaccination passports likely available before summer to allow people to travel in Europe despite the coronavirus pandemic
Vaccination passport: Air New Zealand to trial digital travel pass amid Covid-19(Photo by Sébastien Goldberg on Unsplash)
Vaccination passport: Air New Zealand to trial digital travel pass amid Covid-19(Photo by Sébastien Goldberg on Unsplash)

Vaccination passport: Air New Zealand to trial digital travel pass amid Covid-19

AFP |
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 05:16 PM IST
  • For restarting international travel as global vaccine rollouts get underway, Air New Zealand to trial digital Covid 'vaccination passport'
Senior health officials said over 600 officials, comprising a mix of physicians and district officers, will be appointed as supervisors at vaccination centres.(Praful Gangurde)
Senior health officials said over 600 officials, comprising a mix of physicians and district officers, will be appointed as supervisors at vaccination centres.(Praful Gangurde)

Third vaccination dry run covering all 11 districts of Delhi today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:19 AM IST
On Thursday, a day before all 11 districts were to undergo the dry run, the respective nodal officers notified the health care centres where the mock drill would be held on Friday.
Medics at Kasturba Hospital during the second round of the vaccination dry run on Wednesday.
Medics at Kasturba Hospital during the second round of the vaccination dry run on Wednesday.

Delhi: Minor glitches reported during second vaccination dry run at 66 sites

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra and Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:37 AM IST
All the centres completed the process of registration, beneficiary verification on CoWIN app, health check, information about the vaccine being administered, the process of vaccination and the observation after receiving the shot within 2 hours.
A woman walks through Montreal–Trudeau International Airport in Montreal on December 19, 2020.(AP)
A woman walks through Montreal–Trudeau International Airport in Montreal on December 19, 2020.(AP)

Canada: Covid-19 infections tally tops half-a-million mark even as vaccination is underway

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Canada reported 501,189 confirmed cases by Saturday evening, with the total number of fatalities from the deadly respiratory disease rising to 14,154
Residents of Tughlakabad fill their containers with drinking water from a water tanker provided by the state-run Delhi Jal Board in New Delhi near Tughlakabad in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj /HT File Photo)
Residents of Tughlakabad fill their containers with drinking water from a water tanker provided by the state-run Delhi Jal Board in New Delhi near Tughlakabad in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj /HT File Photo)

Delhi: DJB, electricity dept employees on front-line workers’ list for vaccination

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:34 AM IST
Delhi has already collected information on health care workers through the hospitals and clinics they work in. The category of health care workers includes doctors, AYUSH practitioners, dentists, nurses, paramedical staff, non-medical staff in health care facilities, as well as security personnel in such facilities.
Merkel said Saturday in her weekly video address that staff and residents of nursing homes will “receive priority” as soon as a vaccine is available.(AP)
Merkel said Saturday in her weekly video address that staff and residents of nursing homes will “receive priority” as soon as a vaccine is available.(AP)

Germany to prioritize vaccinations in care homes

Berlin | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Almost 1 million people in Germany live in nursing and care homes. The country is seeking to buy 100 million doses of a vaccine being developed by German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and US partner Pfizer.
A health care worker collects swab samples for Covid-19 testing in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A health care worker collects swab samples for Covid-19 testing in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mumbai: BMC identifies frontline workers for vaccination

By Mehul R Thakkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 05:23 PM IST
BMC officials said the vaccine distribution strategy will be amended based on the guidelines received from the central and state governments.
Toddler dies, 2 others in critical condition after vaccination in Hyderabad. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Toddler dies, 2 others in critical condition after vaccination in Hyderabad. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Toddler dies, 2 others in critical condition after vaccination in Hyderabad

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2019 08:41 AM IST
Several children were given vaccination at the PHC in Nampalli on Wednesday and some of them were brought to the hospital with complaints of fever, an official release said but did not give details of the vaccine or the age group of the children.
A gif that is sent on WhatsApp to fight rumours against measles vaccination. Parents have been urged to join the Measles-Rubella vaccination drive.(HT Photo)
A gif that is sent on WhatsApp to fight rumours against measles vaccination. Parents have been urged to join the Measles-Rubella vaccination drive.(HT Photo)

Videos featuring Amitabh Bachchan, gifs to fight misinformation against vaccination

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2019 03:38 PM IST
Under a central government initiative short videos featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan and several gifs will be deployed urging parents to vaccinate their wards against measles and rubella (MR).
Nassir Hussain, 12, gets vaccinated against measles and rubella on May 12 at a primary health centre in Kwakta, Bishnupur district. The vaccination drive had to be extended in Manipur because of high refusals among Muslims following fake news.(Sanchita Sharma/HT Photo)
Nassir Hussain, 12, gets vaccinated against measles and rubella on May 12 at a primary health centre in Kwakta, Bishnupur district. The vaccination drive had to be extended in Manipur because of high refusals among Muslims following fake news.(Sanchita Sharma/HT Photo)

Shot of life: saving vaccination drive from rumours and fake news

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 08:30 AM IST
Fake news alerts spread rumours that MR vaccine is a Modi govt and RSS conspiracy to stop the population growth of Muslims.
Dr Anant Bhan.
Dr Anant Bhan.

‘Misinformation about vaccinations come in the way of campaigns’

Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 10:59 AM IST
Dr Anant Bhan, researcher in bioethics, global health and policy, adjunct professor at Yenepoya (deemed to be University), Mangaluru, speaks about what affects drives
A family at one of the slums in M-East ward. Low immunisation rates with poor living conditions exposes the children and the families to a number of diseases.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A family at one of the slums in M-East ward. Low immunisation rates with poor living conditions exposes the children and the families to a number of diseases.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Let’s talk vaccination: These Mumbai kids need a shot at a healthier future

Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 11:00 AM IST
According to data maintained by an NGO, 27% kids in M-East ward are unvaccinated.
Infants are most at risk for serious complications from whooping cough.(Shutterstock)
Infants are most at risk for serious complications from whooping cough.(Shutterstock)

Whooping cough is happening more frequently than before. Here’s what to do

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 12:31 PM IST
A new study shows that whooping cough cases are happening much more frequently than previously known, reinforcing the importance of up-to-date vaccinations to protect against illness and the spread of disease.
A legacy of social and political factors is influencing people’s decisions not to vaccinate their children.(Shutterstock)
A legacy of social and political factors is influencing people’s decisions not to vaccinate their children.(Shutterstock)

Here’s why parents and caregivers are against vaccination for their children

Asian News International, Washington D.C. | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 03:44 PM IST
According to a study conducted by the University of Waterloo, a history of drug scandals, medical training practices, and a lack of political priority placed on disease prevention that started in the 1960s could be responsible for the immunisation apathy, also known as vaccine hesitancy, we’re seeing today.
The infants were administered vaccines for Japanese encephalitis and measles on Saturday.(Shutterstock/Representative Photo)
The infants were administered vaccines for Japanese encephalitis and measles on Saturday.(Shutterstock/Representative Photo)

Four infants die after taking Japanese encephalitis vaccine in Palamu

Hindustan Times, Daltonganj | By Vishal Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 06:44 PM IST
Four other infants took seriously ill after being administered the vaccine are now under treatment.
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