Meanwhile, nationwide mock drills at hospitals and health care facilities occurred on Tuesday, with Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya visiting Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. He also held a meeting with members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) wherein doctors and medical experts urged to let people get administered with second booster shot. However, official data has revealed that a large population of the country is yet to take the booster dose.
Dec 29, 2022 10:29 AM IST
No need to restrict Chinese visitors: Philippines’ health department
The Philippines’ Department of Health doesn’t see a need yet to close borders or impose tighter Covid restrictions on inbound Chinese travelers, the agency’s officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said. (Bloomberg)
Dec 29, 2022 09:28 AM IST
No change in Covid rules for travellers from China: Australian PM
Australia is making no change to its rules around allowing travellers from China into the country, despite measures by some countries to require mandatory COVID-19 tests, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Thursday. (Reuters)
Dec 29, 2022 09:26 AM IST
Students, teachers and staff of private, government schools need to wear masks: Uttarakhand DG of education
Uttarakhand’s director general of education Bansidhar Tiwari said student, teachers and staff of all private and government schools will have to come wearing masks and follow using sanitiser, thermal screening.
Dec 29, 2022 08:40 AM IST
China’s zero-Covid measure a ‘breeding ground’ for new variants: Experts
An explosion of Covid-19 cases in China as the country lifts its zero-Covid measures could create a “potential breeding ground” for new variants to emerge, health experts warn. (AFP)
Dec 29, 2022 07:54 AM IST
Hong Kong asks Japan to withdraw Covid restrictions
Hong Kong’s government has asked Japan to withdraw a COVID-19 restriction that requires passenger flights from the financial hub to land at only four designated Japanese airports, saying the decision will impact around 60,000 passengers, reports Reuters
Dec 29, 2022 07:36 AM IST
UK to consider Covid curbs for travellers arriving from China: Report
The United Kingdom will consider on Thursday imposing COVID-19 restrictions for arrivals from China, including requiring tests for the coronavirus, Reuters quotes The Telegraph.
Dec 29, 2022 06:59 AM IST
Italy imposes Covid tests for passengers from China
The Italian government has directed mandatory Covid-19 tests and virus sequencing for travellers entering the country from China.
Dec 29, 2022 06:25 AM IST
China reports one Covid death on December 28: Report
China reported one new COVID-19 death in the mainland for Dec. 28, compared with three deaths a day earlier, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday, reports Reuters.
Dec 29, 2022 06:22 AM IST
China to resume issuing passports, visas as measure to ease curbs
China says it will resume issuing passports for tourism in another big step away from anti-virus controls that isolated the country for almost three years, setting up a potential flood of Chinese going abroad for next month’s Lunar New Year holiday, reports AP.