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Japan approves India's Covaxin to facilitate travel between countries

Tokyo: Japan has recognized India's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin with effect from 10 April to further facilitate travel from India to Japan, officials said on Thursday.

COVID-19: Education risks becoming ‘greatest divider’

New York: Now entering its third year, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to hold back some 405 million school children worlwide from a full return to the classroom, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

DPR Korea’s grip on population has tightened since COVID

New York: In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), more commonly known as North Korea, human rights violations remain systematic, and the authorities’ grip on the population has “tightened”, the Human Rights Council heard on Monday.

China COVID-19 spike: Shanghai Disney Resort shuts down temporarily

Shanghai: The Shanghai Disney Resort will be temporarily shut until further notice from Monday amid rising COVID-19 cases in China, media reports said.

New Zealand reopens border for tourism

Wellington: The New Zealand government is bringing forward the date for the reopening of the border to tourists in time for the Australian school holidays, in a move that will help accelerate the economic recovery from COVID-19, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday.

COVID-19: China diverts more than 100 flights from Shanghai

Beijing: China's aviation regulator said on Tuesday that it will be diverting around 106 international flights that were scheduled to arrive in Shanghai to other Chinese cities between March 21 to May 1 due to the worsening Covid-19 situation across the country.

Barack Obama tests COVID-19 positive

Washington: Ex-US President Barack Obama on Sunday said he has tested COVID-19 positive.

Crash in family incomes during COVID will increase inequality for generations

New York: At least two-thirds of households with children have lost income since the COVID-19 pandemic hit two years ago, according to a joint report published on Wednesday by the UN children’s agency (UNICEF) and World Bank.

Interlinked crises erasing hard-won gains for gender equality in region

The aggravating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on existing inequalities, coupled with the effects of the climate crises and disasters in the region, is erasing many hard-fought gains made towards gender equality.

Pandemic recovery must put people first: UN Secretary-General

New York: People must be at the heart of post-pandemic recovery, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a global meeting that opened on Tuesday to examine the economic and social impact of the crisis.

COVID-19: Health workers face ‘dangerous neglect’, warn WHO, ILO

New York: Health teams worldwide need much safer working conditions to combat the “dangerous neglect” they have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN health and labour agencies said on Monday.

Queen Elizabeth tests COVID-19 positive

London: Queen Elizabeth has tested COVID-19 positive, confirmed Buckingham Palace.

UK PM Boris Johnson to end Covid self-isolation requirements

London/UNI/Sputnik: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out a scheme next week to remove Covid-19 self-isolation requirements as part of the country's Living with Covid Plan, his office said.

Pakistan registers 44 fresh COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours

Islamabad: Pakistan registered 44 new deaths due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, media reports said.

Prince Charles tests COVID-19 positive for second time

London/IBNS: The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time and is currently in home isolation.