UAE highlights its humanitarian role and health response to COVID-19 pandemic in Geneva

Europe | May 17, 2023 6:09:07 AM IST

Geneva [Switzerland], May 17 (ANI/WAM): The Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations and international organisations in Geneva, in coordination with the Permanent Committee

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US ends Covid vax mandate for foreign arrivals

Washington |Saturday, 2023 1:45:10 AM IST

The US has dropped the Covid vaccine mandate for all its international passengers, even as the country ends its Covid emergency status, the White House has announced.

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Special relief for Haryana govt staff dying due to Covid-19

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2023 1:45:10 AM IST

The Haryana government on Tuesday announced grant of a special compassionate financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to eligible family member(s) of those employees who were engaged or re-employed after ret

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Scientists raise concerns about popular Covid disinfectants

New York |Wednesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST

The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted the unnecessary use of antimicrobial chemicals linked to health problems, antimicrobial resistance, and environmental harm, warn more than two dozen scientists.

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3,000 small businesses in Israel fined for disobeying Covid crisis directives

Asia | May 9, 2023 11:10:33 AM IST

Tel Aviv [Israel], May 9 (ANI/TPS): As part of what was described as a joint effort to return to normality and provide financial assistance to the self-employed members of the public and small and med

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Covid-19 no longer a public health emergency: WHO

New Delhi |Saturday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST

After three long gruelling years of Covid-19, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday declared that the pandemic is no longer a public health emergency.

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Covid will continue to cause mini-waves, not become seasonal yet: Scientists

New Delhi |Thursday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST

Even after three years into the pandemic, SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind Covid-19, has not yet become seasonal. It will continue to cause mini-waves with mild infections, scientists contended in an arti

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Complaint against Yediyurappa, ministers for misappropriation of funds during Covid

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST

An RTI activist T.J. Abraham has lodged a complaint with the Lokayukta against former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader B.S. Yediyurappa, sitting ministers and nine IAS officers for alleged loot

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Long Covid may change brain activity, raise depression, anxiety risks: Study

New York |Wednesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST

People with long Covid accompanied with neurological symptoms such as brain fog have less activity in certain brain regions normally used for memory tasks, revealed a study.

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Covid infection raised risk of facial paralysis more than vax: Study

New York |Tuesday, 2023 1:15:10 AM IST

Covid infection significantly raises risk of rare Bell's palsy more than vaccination against the infectious disease, according to an international team of researchers from US and Iran.

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British-Indian businessman jailed for Covid loan fraud

London |Saturday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST

A British-Indian businessman has been sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 18 months, after admitting abuse of an interest-free loan offered by the UK government to businesses to cope with

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100-year-old BCG vaccine does not protect against Covid-19: Study

Sydney |Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST

The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, used to treat tuberculosis since the last 100 years, is not effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind Covid-19 infections, according to results of an i

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