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Uttar Pradesh puts NCR districts on alert mode amid COVID uptick

Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL (FILE). Uttar Pradesh puts NCR districts on alert mode amid COVID uptick.   Highlights UP govt today put all NCR districts on alert mode, according to an official statement Directions were given by CM Yogi while chairing meeting on COVID management CM Adityanath also directed officials to send samples of …

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Omicron cases surge: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding

Image Source : AP/ REPRESENTATIONAL (FILE). New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding due to Omicron surge.    Highlights New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern on Jan 23 informed that she has canceled her wedding She cancelled her marraige amid a new wave of Omicron cases in New Zealand PM said that health authorities have …

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COVID: United Kingdom lifts restrictions, says omicron wave ‘has peaked’

Image Source : AP. Britain’s PM Boris Johnson, centre, gestures, during a visit to Finchley Memorial Hospital, in North London, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.  Highlights Face masks will no longer be mandatory in public places, said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson The government is no longer advising people to work from home: PM Johnson The …

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COVID pandemic: New variant detected in France not a threat yet, says WHO

Image Source : AP/ REPRESENTATIONAL (FILE). New COVID variant detected in France not a threat yet: WHO.  Highlights The new Covid variant called B.1.640 is not “circulating widely at the moment”: WHO The strain is also known as the ‘IHU’ variant Following internal discussions, WHO classified it as “variant under monitoring” in Nov 2021 The …

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COVID: Entry of public at Wagah border retreat ceremony suspended again

Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL (FILE). COVID: Entry of public at Wagah border retreat ceremony suspended again.   Highlights BSF again suspended entry of public at daily flag-lowering retreat ceremony amid rising COVID cases Entry was resumed last November after being remained suspended for 20 months due to COVID BSF authorities taken final decision to …

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COVID-19: Jamie Dornan hopes pandemic can unite the world

COVID-19: Jamie Dornan hopes pandemic can unite the world

Los Angeles: Actor Jamie Dornan hopes the COVID-19 pandemic can heal divides and bring people together. Dornan, whose father passed away after contracting the deadly virus, hopes the global health crisis will have the long-term impact of “unifying” divided communities, even though it doesn’t seem that way at the moment, Female First reported. “We’ve all …

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US expands interview waivers for H-1B, L-1 visas amid COVID concerns

Image Source : INDIA TV. US to allow waiving of in-person interviews for H-1B, other visas through 2022.  Highlights US is temporarily dropping an in-person interview requirement for some work-visa categories State Dept is temporarily dropping an in-person interview requirement for some work-visa categories Applicants for H-1B, L-1 & O-1 visas won’t be required to …

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2022 must be the year we end the pandemic, says WHO chief

Image Source : PTI WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, wearing a mask to protect against coronavirus, gestures during a special session on the COVID-19 respnse. Highlights WHO’s director-general sounded a warning about the omicron variant and recommended cancelling events Tedros affirmed to “end the pandemic and to begin a new era in global health” …

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