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India’s capital New Delhi to ease Covid-19 restrictions as cases drop

  By Reuters and published by Channel NewsAsia New Delhi – India’s capital New Delhi will start relaxing its strict coronavirus lockdown next week if new cases continue to drop in the city, Delhi’s chief minister said today (May 23). The nation today reported 240,842 new infections nationwide over 24 hours – the lowest daily

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‘No truth’ in Indian minister’s claims of Singapore Covid-19 variant

By Channel NewsAsia Singapore – Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has expressed its concerns to India’s High Commissioner over comments made by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal about a purported Covid-19 variant found in Singapore. In a press statement today (May 19), MFA said it “regrets the unfounded assertions made on Facebook and Twitter”

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Coronavirus

India’s anti-Covid oral drug to be available next month

By Indiatimes.com and published by MSN News INDIA’S Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)’s new anti-Covid  oral drug, just approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), is effective against different variants of the coronavirus and helps in bringing patients out of oxygen support, said DRDO scientists yesterday (May 10). Dr Anant Narayan Bhatt,

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Coronavirus

Covid vaccine ‘won’t prevent infection but is a weapon to fight it’

By Thai Newsroom Reporters QUESTIONS have arisen about the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine in protecting people against the “double mutant” coronavirus variant that emerged in India. This issue came to the limelight after Dr Rajendra Kapila, an infectious disease expert at Rutgers University in US, died upon getting infected with the Indian strain during

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Sports

‘Blood on your hands’: Slater slams Australian PM over India travel ban

  By Reuters, published by Channel NewsAsai Melbourne – Former test opener and cricket commentator Michael Slater has pilloried the Australian government over its decision to ban citizens in Covid-ravaged India from returning home, saying Prime Minister Scott Morrison has “blood” on his hands. Australian residents and citizens are banned from entering the country within

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China’s Xi offers more help to India in message to Modi amid Covid-19 outbreak

By AP and published by Channel NewsAsia Beijing – Chinese leader Xi Jinping today (April 30) offered additional assistance to India in battling the Covid-19 outbreak ravaging the country, putting aside a simmering rivalry and tensions along their disputed border. State media reported that Xi told Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a personal message of

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Medical supplies flow into India as Covid deaths near 200,000

By Reuters Staff, published by Swissinfo.ch New Delhi – Vital medical supplies poured into India today as hospitals starved of life-saving oxygen and beds turned away coronavirus patients, while a surge in infections pushed the death toll towards 200,000. A shipment from Britain, including 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators, arrived in Delhi, said Reuters

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