Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Tag Archives: COVID-19

UK imposes up to $13,000 fine for breaking COVID-19 rules

LONDON: People in England who refuse to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus could face fines of up to 10,000 British pounds ($13,000) under tough new regulations announced to tackle a surge in cases. The rules will apply from September 28 to anyone in England who tests positive for ...

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PLACES OF WORSHIP URGED TO PREPARE FOR NHS COVID-19 APP 

Places of worship across England and Wales are being urged to ensure they have NHS QR code posters visible on entry so customers and visitors who have downloaded the new NHS Covid-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in. The move comes ahead of a national launch of the NHS ...

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France to implement extra Covid-19 measures as cases climb

PARIS: France is to implement extra measures to curb the Covid-19 epidemic in the cities of Lyon and Nice, the health minister said, adding to the three other regions deemed as virus “red zones” where additional measures are already in place. The country registered more than 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus ...

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Adjusting to UAE heat biggest challenge for AB de Villiers

DUBAI: South African star AB de Villiers believes the biggest challenge for all teams in the upcoming Indian Premier League will be adjusting to the prevailing hot and humid conditions in the UAE. Most games will be played in the night but the conditions would still be challenging. “I am ...

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Facebook Launches Climate Change Information Center

LONDON: Facebook launched a climate science information center to elevate credible sources on climate change, as critics question its role in the spread of misinformation on the issue. Facebook said the project is modelled on its COVID-19 Information Center and launched a similar feature last month on voting in preparation ...

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Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor test positive for coronavirus

BOLLYWOOD star couple Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor have tested positive for coronavirus. Arjun first, broke out the news to his fans and followers. “It is my duty to inform all of you that I have tested positive for coronavirus. I’m feeling ok and I’m asymptomatic. I have isolated myself ...

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COVID robocop: The droid that reminds you to wear your mask

LONDON: Engineers have developed a robot that can detect whether people are wearing a mask to guard against COVID-19 and, if not, politely remind them to put one on. The feature is an upgrade of Pepper, a 120 cm high robot with human-like features that is already in operation in ...

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England tightens virus rules as cases mount

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a tightening of rules on social gatherings amid concern at rising infection rates, particularly among young people. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who can gather socially from 30 to six, with some exemptions. ...

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China shows off Covid-19 vaccines for first time

BEIJING: China has put its homegrown coronavirus vaccines on display for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic. High hopes hang on the small vials of liquid on show at a Beijing trade fair this week – vaccine ...

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Putin claims to develop COVID-19 vaccine

MOSCOW: Russia President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia has become the first country in the world to give regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after barely two months of human trials, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for ...

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