2nd Dose For UKs 50+ To Be Sped Up Over India-Dominated Strain Concerns

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Britain has been gradually reopening its economy, after months of coronavirus restrictions. (File) London: A rise in cases of the coronavirus variant dominant in India could “pose serious disruption” to Britain’s reopening plans, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Friday. England will take the next step of reopening on Monday as planned, but the final stage, … Read more

After Maharashtra, Karnataka to Use Vaccines for 2nd Doses of 44+ Age Group; Drive for 18+ Suspended

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Like Maharashtra, the Karnataka government Wednesday suspended vaccination for the age group of 18-44 starting May 14 at government centres. The existing vaccine dose supply would be utilised for administering the second dose for those above the age of 45, the government said. “The state government on May 7 decided to utilise the complete supply … Read more

ICMR Chief Attributes 2 Reasons Why Youngsters Are Getting Affected by Covid 2nd Wave

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As more young people are getting infected in the ongoing second phase of the Covid-19, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Chief Dr Balram Bhargava has attributed the trend to primarily two factors behind the surge. “We have found that younger people are getting slightly more involved because suddenly they have gone out and there … Read more

Two Bengal Districts Among Top 20 Where Every 2nd Person Tested Positive Last Week

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A week after the new government was sworn in West Bengal, the adjacent districts of Kolkata and North 24 Parganas continue to be among the epicenters of Covid-19. The Centre has said nearly half the people who have been tested here over the last one week have are positive. These are among the 20 such … Read more

Covaxin doses unavailable for 2nd day in Mumbai; citizens fume

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Vaccination centres in Mumbai did not administer Covaxin for the second consecutive day on Monday because of lack of stock, leaving citizens fuming as many of them are due for their second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), through its Twitter handle, released a list if 105 vaccination centres that would … Read more

2nd Test: Nauman tears through Zimbabwe as Pakistan close in on innings victory | Cricket News – Times of India

2nd Test: Nauman tears through Zimbabwe as Pakistan close in on innings victory | Cricket News - Times of India

Left-arm spinner Nauman Ali took five wickets as Pakistan closed in on victory by an innings having reduced hosts Zimbabwe to 220 for nine at the close on the third day of the second and final Test at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday. Zimbabwe, who still trail by 158 runs, lost 15 wickets on … Read more

ZIM vs PAK, 2nd Test: Abid Ali Slams Double Century As Pakistan Dominate Day 2 Against Zimbabwe | Cricket News

Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor paid tribute to Pakistan after the tourists took total control on the second day of the second Test at Harare Sports Club on Saturday, outclassing the home side with both bat and ball to take a huge step towards sealing a 2-0 series victory. Zimbabwe were 52 for four … Read more

Finance Ministry Not in Favour of National Lockdown, Cites Global Experience of 2nd Wave

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The Finance Ministry has indicated that a national lockdown to curb the pandemic is probably not the ideal solution and has cited global experience of handling the second wave of Covid-19. “Global experience also suggests that economic impacts from subsequent waves are smaller than from the first as economies learn to ‘operate with Covid’. The … Read more

Glimmer of Hope for Delhites as Covid-19 Positivity Rate Dips Below 25 Percent for 2nd Consecutive Day

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Delhi on Friday recorded a fall in the Covid positivity bringing in a glimmer of hope for its citizens who continue to face the brutal blows of the second Covid wave. Despite registering 19832 cases and 341 deaths the positivity rate in the capital remained below 25 percent for the second consecutive day. Delhi’s Covid … Read more

Finance ministry report sees muted hit to economy from 2nd Covid wave – Times of India

Finance ministry report sees muted hit to economy from 2nd Covid wave - Times of India

New Delhi: The second wave of Covid has posed a downside risk to economic activity in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, but there are reasons to expect a muted economic impact as compared to the first wave, a finance ministry report said on Friday. “Learning to ‘operate with Covid-19’, as borne by … Read more

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