Wednesday, 25 May, 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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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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