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Country by country, scientists eye beginning of an end to the COVID-19 pandemic

As the devastating Delta variant surge eases in many regions of the world, scientists are charting when, and where, COVID-19 will transition to an endemic disease in 2022 and beyond, according to Reuters interviews with over a dozen leading disease … Continue reading

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PM Modi holds review meeting with DMs of over 40 districts on low Covid vaccination coverage

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday is holding a review meeting with district magistrates of over 40 districts having low COVID-19 vaccination coverage. The meeting, being held via video conferencing, includes districts with less than 50 per cent coverage of … Continue reading

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Up or down, coming days will be crucial for India in Covid war

The next few days are being seen as crucial for gauging how much protection Indians have against Covid-19 as a spurt in infections is expected due to increased social interactions around Diwali. Public health experts have warned of a likely … Continue reading

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Centre’s vaccination scheme has created 2 classes of citizens in India: Kerala HC

The Centre’s vaccination scheme has created two classes of citizens in India – those who got COVAXIN, whose movements are restricted, and those who received COVISHIELD and can go anywhere — Kerala High Court said on Tuesday. The observation by … Continue reading

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Active COVID-19 cases lowest in 248 days

With 12,514 people testing positive for coronavirus in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,42,85,814, while the active cases declined to 1,58,817, the lowest in 248 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on … Continue reading

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Sputnik jab proves ineffective against resistant Russians

Some call it “experimental”, some don’t trust the government, some even buy fake certificates — as their country sees a record coronavirus surge, Russians are proving stubbornly resistant to the country’s Sputnik V vaccine. Russia is among the countries worst … Continue reading

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What next for Covid after five million deaths?

With the world poised to hit more than five million people officially dead from the coronavirus, experts tell AFP the pandemic’s future path will depend greatly on vaccinations. How many dead? The true number of fatalities is believed to be … Continue reading

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Karnataka Day: With tech and resilience, state tourism attempts to rise again amid Covid

Travellers are returning to the iconic Mysore Palace and devotees are flocking back to the revered Chamundeshwari temple atop a hill in Karanataka, as the state government is endeavouring to rebuild the tourism sector, hit severely by the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading

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COVID-19’s global death toll tops 5 million in under 2 years

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 5 million on Monday, less than two years into a crisis that has not only devastated poor countries but also humbled wealthy ones with first-rate health care systems. Together, the United States, the … Continue reading

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FMCG market shrinks 0.5% in Q2 on higher base, low demand

The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market shrank 0.5% by volume in the September quarter, due to a higher base in the year earlier and lower consumption of food products. A rise in rural areas was more than offset by a … Continue reading

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