Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicCoronavirus world updates

Topic: coronavirus world updates

WHO suspends procurement & supply of Covaxin, citing issues at Bharat Biotech’s facilities

The Indian vaccine maker has committed to address deficiencies in good manufacturing practices and is developing an action plan, WHO said, without specifying when the suspension will be lifted.

Eight changes the world needs to make to live with Covid

In short, the world pre-2020 no longer exists – we may want it to, but it just doesn’t. So here's a snapshot of life post-Covid.

Covid-19 pandemic: Australia reopens border, Hong Kong study says Covid could affect fertility

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Protection against severe Covid better maintained with vaccines, shows study in Lancet

Researchers noted that the protection against infection seems to be diminished by seven months after the second dose but at different speed depending on the type of vaccine used.

Exposure to single nasal droplet enough for Covid infection, UK study says

The collaborative study is the first in the world to perform detailed monitoring over the full course of Covid. It has found that symptoms start to develop very fast.

India records single day rise of 1,17,100 new Covid cases after 214 days

Active cases increased to 3,71,363, the highest in around 120 days, and the death toll climbed to 4,83,178 with 302 fresh fatalities, the health ministry said.

Punjab imposes night curfew from 10 pm-5 am, shuts all educational institutions

The state govt will permit only fully vaccinated staff to attend govt and private offices. Bars, cinema halls, malls and restaurants will be allowed to operate at 50% capacity.

Boosters improve 70%-75% protection against omicron variant, UK study shows

The findings come as UK accelerates its booster campaign in the face of the heavily mutated variant. Officials expect omicron to become the dominant variant by the middle of December.

Delhi govt to hold meet on threat of new Covid variant from African countries

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that experts have been asked to make a presentation to the DDMA Monday to suggest steps that should be taken.

Why Peru has the highest Covid death rate in the world

Despite recent economic growth and general improvements in public health, the overall health infrastructure of Peru was still poor.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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