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IANS 27 December 2021
The Union Home Ministry on Monday extended the Covid-19 guidelines till January 31, 2022 and directed all the states and union territories to strictly comply.

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IANS 10 December 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to follow World Health Organisation's (WHO) advice and immediately rescind travel bans that were introduced in response to the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

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IANS 02 December 2021
Two persons in Karnataka have tested positive for Omicron, the newest variant of Covid-19, after genome sequencing, Balram Bhargava, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), said here on Thursday.

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IANS 01 December 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that blanket travel bans will not prevent the international spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, even as dozens of countries have already introduced such restrictions.

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IANS 30 November 2021
Amid concerns of the Covid-19 variant Omicron, the reopening of schools from Class 1 to 7 has been postponed by 10-15 days in Mumbai, Pune and Nashik, officials said here on Tuesday.

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IANS 29 November 2021
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday that the government will ban the entry of all foreign nationals in principle from Tuesday amid concerns over the new Omicron variant of Covid-19.

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IANS 19 November 2021
Barely a week after imposing a lockdown on the unvaccinated, Austria on Friday announced a full national Covid-19 lockdown starting next week.

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IANS 21 October 2021
India on Thursday achieved the major milestone of 100 crore vaccination-mark, nine months after the nationwide inoculation programme was started to protect the people against Covid-19.

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IANS 22 September 2021
After all round severe criticism for the recent travel advisory that prescribed 10 days quarantine for fully vaccinated Indians, the UK's new advisory has accommodated SII's Covishield as an approved vaccine.

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IANS 27 August 2021
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has informed the Supreme Court that over a lakh children have either been orphaned, lost a parent, or abandoned amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic from April 2020.

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IANS 16 August 2021
The Supreme Court on Monday granted four weeks more to the Centre to frame guidelines in connection with payment of ex-gratia to dependents of those who succumbed to Covid.

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 August 2021
India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 52-crore mark and until now the Union government has provided more than 54.04 crore vaccine doses provided to states and union territories (UTs).

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RN Bhaskar 02 August 2021
When prime minister Narendra Modi described the COVID management of Uttar Pradesh (UP) as “commendable”, or even “unprecedented”, it made even the most neutral of economy watchers squirm uncomfortably.

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The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is receiving flak, and rightly so, for the insensitive reply given in the Rajya Sabha on 20th July, by Mansukh Mandaviya, and Dr Bharati Pawar, the newly appointed minister and minister of state, respectively, for health and family welfare, stating that there have been “no deaths due to lack of oxygen as has been specifically reported by the states and Union Territories (UTs)”.

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Anger is growing in Australia as 13 million people -- about half the nation's population, endure fresh lockdowns to deal with the Covid-19 outbreaks. Many people have expressed frustration at being back in the highly policed lockdowns 18 months into the pandemic.

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 July 2021
Contrary to the ground report of deaths due to lack of oxygen supply, the Union government on Tuesday told the Rajya Sabha that no deaths due to lack of oxygen has been specifically reported by the states and union territories (UT).

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A fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has hit France which is spreading at "lightning" speed, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said and also announced tougher sanctions on non-compliance with the health pass rules.

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