January 24, 2022 00:44 (IST)
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PM Modi to interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees tomorrow | India's 'tallest man' Dharmendra Pratap Singh joins Samajwadi Party ahead of UP polls | At 3.33 lakh new Covid-19 infections, India witnesses marginal drop in cases from yesterday | New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern calls off her wedding after new Covid rules amid Omicron rise | PM Modi pays homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary

COVID-19 in Pakistan: Punjab to block SIM cards of people who decide not to get vaccinated

Islamabad: Pakistan's Punjab government has decided to block the mobile SIM cards of people who refuse to get vaccinated against coronavirus, media reports said.

US Prez Joe Biden orders US agencies to find source of Covid19 virus in China

Washington/IBNS: US President Joe Biden on Wednesday directed the country's intelligence agencies to submit a report to him within the next three months finding if the novel coronavirus first surfaced in China from an animal source or emerged from a laboratory accident, an AFP report said.

Almost one in two Brits may quit job if forced back into office – Poll

Moscow/Sputnik: Nearly a half of Britons polled say they will consider quitting their job if their employers try to force them to go back into the office, a study conducted by the UK apartment sharing website SpareRoom has found.

Singapore shuts all schools after warning new Covid strains 'affecting children more'

Singapore/IBNS: Singapore has decided to close all schools from Wednesday as authorities have warned that new coronavirus strains like the one first detected in India were affecting more children in the city-state.

Singapore returns to lockdown-like-conditions amid Covid cases' spike

Singapore/IBNS: Amid a rise in Coronavirus cases, Singapore is all set to return to lockdown-like conditions for four weeks starting May 16 with a complete ban in dining-in.

UK records another 1,907 coronavirus cases, 7 deaths

London/Xinhua: Another 1,907 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,418,530, according to official figures released Saturday.

Govts on high alert after several countries detect Indian variant of coronavirus

New Delhi/IBNS: The authorities in Italy sounded alarm after Indian variant of coronavirus was discovered in a father and daughter who returned from India and similar cases have been reported from other parts of the world, including U.K., Japan, Fiji, media reports said.

Chinese mainland reports 13 new Covid-19 cases

Beijing/Xinhua: The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 13 new Covid-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.

French Prime Minister says 3rd COVID-19 wave 'seems to be behind,' but risk remains high

Moscow/Sputnik: France appears to have descended the peak of the third coronavirus wave, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday, adding that vigilance must prevail as COVID-19 variants were still spreading.

US Senate passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

Washington/Sputnik: The US senate has passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by a vote of 94-1, with Senator Josh Hawley being the lone dissenting vote.

WHO COVID-19 report was focused on 'pleasing' Beijing: Ex-US official

Washington: A former US National Security Council's senior director for counterproliferation and biodefense has said the recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the origin of coronavirus has shown that the world health body was more focused on pleasing Beijing.

Pakistan approves use of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

Islamabad: Pakistan has approved the use of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, meia reports said.

France goes into third national lockdown as cases surge sharply

Paris/UNI: France on Saturday entered its third national lockdown as the rise in the number of COVID cases threatens to overwhelm the country's medical system.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan, his wife test Covid-19 positive days after taking Chinese vaccine

Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have tested positive for Covid-19, two days the first shot of the Coivid-19 vaccine Sinopharm developed by China. 

Over 400 employees of Tesla plant in California contracted COVID19 amid pandemic

Washington/Sputnik: There were around 450 coronavirus cases at Tesla’s California, Bay Area production facility last year, The Washington Post reports citing new data from the PlainSite transparency website.