Pandemic

India seeks health worker database for possible COVID-19 vaccination

Indian News       Oct 23, 2020

  MUMBAI/BHUBANESWAR: India is urgently preparing a database of all government and private health personnel to quickly vaccinate them against the novel coronavirus once it is safe to do so, health authorities said on Friday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to provide any successful vaccine to...

India, China get richer as virus drags on US, Credit Suisse says

International News       Oct 23, 2020

  The pandemic that’s led to greater than 1 million deaths globally has additionally led to a decline in particular person wealth, but family wealth largely held up and even elevated in China and India. That’s one of many fundamental findings in Credit Suisse Group AG’s...

India has set aside $7 billion to vaccinate the world’s second Biggest Population

Indian News       Oct 22, 2020

  New Delhi: India has set aside $7 billion to vaccinate the world’s second biggest populationIndia’s government has set aside about 500 billion rupees ($7 billion) to vaccinate the world’s most populous nation after China against the coronavirus, according to people with knowledge of the matter....

Govt restores all existing visas, barring electronic, tourist and medical categories

Indian News       Oct 22, 2020

  New Delhi The government on Thursday decided to restore with immediate effect all existing visas, except electronic, tourist and medical categories, almost eight months after their suspension following the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent imposition of a nationwide lockdown The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also...

COVID-19: India records 55,839 new infections, 702 deaths

Indian News       Oct 22, 2020

New Delhi: The number of coronavirus infections reported in a span of 24 hours remained below 60,000 for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday as India's caseload went past 77 lakh, while recoveries have crossed 68 lakh, according to data updated by the Union Health...

Indian economy set for a near double-digit contraction this FY: Reuters poll

Facts       Oct 22, 2020

  Mumbai: Even as Reserve Bank of India(RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said that the Indian economy India is “at the doorstep of the revival process” from the coronavirus pandemic, economsts have cautioned that Indian economy will suffer its deepest contraction on record this fiscal year and...

Number of South Koreans dying after flu shot rises, prompts vaccine worries

International News       Oct 22, 2020

SEOUL: At least 13 South Koreans have died after receiving flu shots in recent days, according to official and local media reports, ramping up fears about vaccine safety even as authorities rule out a link.Health authorities said on Wednesday they had no plans to suspend...

Europe's hospitals under major stress as coronavirus cases surge

International News       Oct 21, 2020

  AMSTERDAM/MADRID:  Europe’s hospital systems are at risk of buckling under the strain of soaring numbers of COVID-19 infections that have put the continent once again at the centre of the global pandemic. With case numbers that were brought largely under control by the unprecedented lockdowns...

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteer has died, Brazil health authority says

International News       Oct 21, 2020

SAO PAULO: Brazilian health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday that a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died, stating it had received data from an investigation into the matter. The regulator said testing of the...

World trade rebounding slowly, outlook uncertain: U.N. report

International News       Oct 21, 2020

  GENEVA: The value of global trade is set to fall by 7% to 9% in 2020 from the previous year, despite signs of a fragile rebound led by China in the third quarter, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.No region was spared by an...

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