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Medical workers in protective gear at the entrance to a vaccination hub in the Town Hall in Melbourne, Australia, earlier this month. | Bloomberg

Covid-19 pandemic: Australia tightens security amidst protests & Welsh ambulance crew struggles

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.
Representational image of a pregnant woman | Pixabay

Below 30, pregnant & Covid+ may face twice the risk of severe disease than older women: Study

Study in Indian Journal of Medical Research advocates vaccinating pregnant women, is an ongoing prospective cohort study of 4,203 Covid-positive pregnant & postpartum women in Maharashtra.

India reports 30,570 new Covid infections, active cases decline to 3.42 lakh

The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,43,928 with 431 daily fatalities, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.64%, according to health ministry data.
A health worker collects swab samples from a school student for Covid-19 testing at a government school in Patiala, on 14 September 2021 | PTI

India registers 27,176 fresh Covid cases, 284 fatalities

4.43 lakh deaths have been recorded so far in the country. Maharashtra (1,38,221) has logged the highest number of fatalities, followed by Karnataka (37,529) & Tamil Nadu (35,217).
A health worker takes swab sample of a passenger for Covid-19 testing at Dadar railway station in Mumbai on 26 July 2021| PTI

India records 33,376 new Covid cases, 308 deaths in last 24 hours

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease increased to 3,23,74,497, while Covid fatality rate was recorded at 1.33%, health ministry data showed.
Health workers administer Covid-19 vaccines at a special vaccination camp targeting 1 lakh doses in a single day, in Bikaner, on 8 September 2021 | PTI

India registers 34,973 new Covid infections, active cases decline to 3.90 lakh

The active cases comprise 1.18% of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.49%, the health ministry data showed.

India registers 43,263 new Covid infections, active cases rise to 3.93 lakh

As many as 338 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, of which 181 fatalities were from Kerala and 65 from Maharashtra, according to the Union health ministry data.

India records 31,222 new Covid cases, active cases dip below 4 lakh

According to the Union health ministry, the death toll climbed to 4,41,042 with 290 new fatalities, including 135 from Kerala and 37 from Maharashtra.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya (file photo) | Twitter/@ANI

As cases rise in Kerala, Mandaviya reviews Covid situation in Karnataka & Tamil Nadu

In order to curb inter-state transmission, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya urged Karnataka and Tamil Nadu govts to increase vaccination pace in districts bordering Kerala.
A class in progress in a school in Assam | Representative image | File photo | ANI

Ensure all teachers are vaccinated with at least one dose by Sept, Modi govt tells states, UTs

The Ministry of Education has also asked states and UTs to jointly design a roadmap at district level for vaccination of all teaching and non-teaching staff.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi (file photo) | Bloomberg

If anybody can lead EU after Angela Merkel, it’s Super Mario

What gives Italian PM Mario Draghi so much authority is in part his technocratic and diplomatic manner. But it’s also his prior career as an economist.
The nose of a Boeing Co. 737-9 aircraft

Tamil Nadu firm bags Boeing contract to manufacture, supply aviation components

Aerospace Engineers won a long-time contract with the global aerospace giant and deliveries of the parts would begin early next year.


File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | Representational image | By special arrangement

China sets up new shelters for troops in forward areas near LAC in eastern Ladakh

Sources said the shelters were installed near Tashigong, Manza, Hot Springs and Churup among others, in response to India’s deployment in the region.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.