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Milkha Singh: Indian sprinter dies of Covid-19 complications at 91

Indian track and field sprinter Milkha Singh, has died from Covid-related complications, aged 91. Popularly known as “the Flying Sikh”, Singh won four Asian gold medals and finished fourth in the 400m final at the 1960 Rome Olympics. In 2013, his story was turned into the Bollywood film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – Run Milkha Run. […]

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Tokyo Olympics: Gamble between people’s health, livelihoods and lives

With five weeks to go for the opening of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, many people continue to question the decision to hold the Games and risk unleashing another wave of infections that could derail the country’s fragile economic recovery. Though foreign spectators have been barred from attending the Games, the event will still draw […]

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Delta variant of Covid-19 expected to become dominant strain in the United States

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is expected to become the dominant strain in the United States, and it’s further reason why people need to ramp up the vaccination pace, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Friday. The Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, is more transmissible than others […]

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Pandemic pushes unemployment to record high, undo’s years worth of progress on poverty

The unprecedented pandemic has left the world in chaos. Governments all over the world imposed lockdowns to curb the spread of Covid-19 infection. The aftermath of the lockdowns has resulted in massive jobs losses and business shutdowns. The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted industries globally to a point of threatening their survival, the aviation sector, […]

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Tokyo to lift state of emergency five weeks before start of Olympic Games

Tokyo to lift the state of emergency five weeks ahead of the start of the Olympic Games. Emergency Covid-19 restrictions have been in place in Japan’s capital and other prefectures since late April amid a surge in infections, but will be lifted on Sunday. However, some “quasi-emergency” measures will remain in some areas, including Tokyo, […]

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Japan masks giant statue of Buddhist goddess to pray for the end of coronavirus pandemic

Workers scaled a giant statue of a Buddhist goddess in Japan to place a custom-made mask on her face, an act meant to be a prayer for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. It took four workers three hours to carry the massive mask on ropes up the 57 metre high white statue of the Buddhist […]

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Indonesian village gives away live chickens to lure residents to get Covid-19 vaccinated

A rural village in Indonesia is giving away live chickens as an incentive for older residents to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The program, in Cianjur regency, West Java, is part of the district’s effort to increase the number of vaccines administered to citizens age 45 and over. Galih Apria, assistant police commissioner in the sub-district […]

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Face mask removed from stomach of Siberian Husky highlights Covid-19 waste problem

The coronavirus pandemic brought chaos around the world and one big issue — the disposal of masks and PPE kits. In a viral video from India’s Tamil Nadu state veterinarians removed a face mask from the stomach of a Siberian Husky. The clip was shared over the internet by Supriya Sahu. The masks we carelessly […]

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Novavax Covid-19 vaccine shows overall efficacy of 90.4% across phase 3 trials in US/Mexico

American biotechnology company Novavax announced on Monday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to have an overall efficacy of 90.4% in a Phase 3 trial conducted across the United States and Mexico. While the additional analyses of the trial are ongoing, the data would be submitted to peer-reviewed journals for publication. The trial results […]

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Headache, sore throat, runny nose is now most common Covid-19 symptom linked to Delta variant

Headache, sore throat and runny nose are now the most commonly reported symptoms linked to Covid-19 infection, researchers say. Prof Tim Spector, who runs the Zoe Covid Symptom study, says catching the Delta variant can feel “more like a bad cold” for younger people. But although they may not feel very ill, they could be […]

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Pakistan to block mobile phones of people who refuse Covid-19 vaccines

Authorities in the Punjab province of Pakistan on Friday said it will block the mobile phones of people refusing to get Covid-19 vaccination shots. It comes after Sindh province said civil servants who refuse to be vaccinated will not be paid from July. “At first this was only a proposal, but people have been very […]

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Saudi Arabia limits Hajj to 60,000 vaccinated residents, bans foreign pilgrims fearing Covid-19

Saudi Arabia barred foreign pilgrims for the holy pilgrimage Hajj and restricted the maximum attendance to 60,000 residents in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Those wishing to perform the hajj must be free of chronic diseases and be vaccinated” and between the ages of 18 and 65, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday. […]