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'Tree Authorities' for JMC, SMC constituted in J&K

Srinagar: The General Administration Department (GAD) Thursday constituted ‘Tree Authorities’ for Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) for the prevention of all trees within their respective jurisdictions.

JKPCB commemorates National Pollution Prevention day

Srinagar: The Regional Office of J&K Pollution Control Board today organised an impressive function to celebrate National Pollution Prevention day to create awareness about the adverse effects of pollution on human beings and its hazardous effects on the ecosystem, here.

Govt begins preparations for introduction of COVID vaccine in J&K

Srinagar: With the constitution of 12-member Block Level Task Forces, J&K Government has begun preparation for introduction of COVID-19 vaccine in the Union Territory.

India fights COVID-19: Daily recoveries outnumber new cases for last 8 days successively

New Delhi: India’s total Active Caseload has dropped below 4.10 lakh (4,09,689) today. This is the lowest after 136 days. The total active cases were 4,11,133, on 22nd  July, 2020.

Bangladesh reports 1,888 fresh nCoV cases, 35 deaths

Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh logged an additional 35 deaths and 1,888 infections from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours on Saturday, taking the death toll to 6,807 and infections to 475,991.

Serbia to begin mass COVID-19 vaccination program in early 2021

Belgrade/Sputnik: Serbia expects to begin its mass vaccination program against COVID-19 in the first few months of 2021, Mirsad Djerlek, state secretary at the Serbian Ministry of Health, said on Saturday, adding that experts are currently studying Russia's Sputnik V as well as a candidate vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech.

Russia begins vaccination for COVID-19 virus in Moscow

Moscow/UNI: Russia on Saturday started its vaccination programme for COVID-19, with clinics in the capital Moscow inoculating those most at risk from the virus.

NHS England issues call to start staffing COVID-19 vaccination points by Dec 14: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Public health officials in England have called on general practitioners to begin staffing local COVID-19 vaccination centers by December 14, the Sky News broadcaster reports, citing a letter sent to doctors.

Pakistan registers over 3,000 COVID-19 cases

Islamabad/UNI: The Novel Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surged by 3,119 in the past 24 hours, the third day that the number of daily infection increased by more than 3,000, the National Command and Operations Centre said on Saturday.

Bahrain approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19

Manama/IBNS: Bahrain became the second country in the world to approve an emergency use of the vaccine against Covid-19 developed by US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.

Scientists optimistic about COVID-19 vaccines for all

New York: Scientists developing COVID-19 vaccines are optimistic that by the end of next year, all people everywhere will have access to safe and effective treatments against a disease which has disrupted the entire planet.

It isn’t over: WHO concerned at ‘growing perception’ COVID pandemic is passing

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) sounded the alarm on Friday over the “growing perception” that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, despite exploding infection rates in some countries and enormous pressure growing on health services.

COVID-19: India records over 36,000 cases in past 24 hours

New Delhi: India recorded 36,652 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of instances in the nation to 96,08,211.

Study shows India biggest buyer of Covid vaccine; health workers, armed forces, cops to get the first doses, decides govt

New Delhi/IBNS: India is the biggest buyer of Coronavirus vaccine in the world with 1.6 billion doses to cover 800 million people, according to a study based on countries across the globe, said media reports, adding that the government Friday decided to inoculate health workers, armed forces, police personnel, and municipal workers first.

COVID-19 recovery, focus of UN General Assembly special session

Nations united on Thursday for a special session of the UN General Assembly to survey the wreckage of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflect on the best response, and forge a path to better days ahead.