Germany’s Covid-19 infections hit record high amid Omicron wave

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for Infectious Diseases reported that the seven-day Covid-19 incidence rate in Germany exceeded 600 for the first time, with 638.8 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants recorded, marking a first for the country. Because of the more contagious Omicron variant that is spreading throughout Europe, daily infections in Germany have also … Read more

Good news for travellers! Thailand to resume quarantine-free entry for vaccinated visitors from Feb

From the beginning of next month, Thailand’s Covid-19 task force has announced that the country will resume its quarantine-free travel scheme for inbound visitors who are fully vaccinated. Xinhua news agency reports that the ‘Test & Go’ quarantine exemption scheme was suspended on December 22, 2021, only seven weeks after it was first implemented, due … Read more

India reports 3,47,254 new coronavirus infections, active cases in country highest in 235 days

India has added 3,47,254 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 3,85,66,027. The total number of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases has increased to 9,692 cases, according to data from the Union Health Ministry, which was updated on Friday. The number of active cases has increased to 20,18,825, the highest number in … Read more

Hong Kong to kill around 2,000 hamsters after 11 of them test positive for Covid-19

HONG KONG: Animal-lovers were outraged on Tuesday when Hong Kong issued a warning against kissing pets and ordered a mass cull of hamsters after 11 of the rodents tested positive for the virus COVID-19. A recent coronavirus cluster in humans linked to a pet shop employee prompted officials in the Chinese-ruled territory to conduct checks … Read more

Covid-19 scare: Over 80 doctors, paramedics, MBBS students test positive in a day in Srinagar

New Delhi: More than 80 doctors, paramedics, and MBBS students tested positive for HIV in a single day at the Government Medical College in Srinagar on Tuesday, according to reports in New Delhi. According to the latest figures, the total number of infected people in the tertiary care facility in Kashmir has increased to 546. … Read more

Covid-19 health emergency could be over in 2022? Here’s what WHO has to say

Geneva: Deaths, hospitalizations, and lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic could be alleviated this year if widespread inequities in vaccinations and medications are addressed quickly, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) director of emergencies. Dr Michael Ryan, speaking at a World Economic Forum panel discussion on vaccine inequity, stated that ‘we may never be … Read more

Australia should brace for more Covid-19 deaths amid Omicron wave, say authorities

SYDNEY: Government officials warned on Wednesday that the country should brace itself for an increase in COVID-19 deaths in the coming weeks as record infections fueled by the Omicron outbreak overwhelmed health systems, prompting Victoria to declare a state of emergency for its hospitals. According to Chief Health Officer Paul Kelly, “we have seen and … Read more

Mumbai past Covid-19 peak, planning to open schools by January-end, says Commissioner

New Delhi: Despite the fact that the number of daily Covid-19 cases in Mumbai is continuing to decline, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal stated on Tuesday (January 18, 2022) that the city had passed its peak. He also stated that the daily case count is expected to decrease even further in the … Read more

Boris Johnson under pressure amid reports of looming leadership challenge in UK

New Delhi: According to reports, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on the verge of facing a leadership challenge as a result of an outpouring of anger over allegations that parties were held at his residence during coronavirus lockdowns. According to sources, after Johnson denied allegations made by a former adviser that he had lied … Read more