Sunday, 11 April 2021

COVID-19

Diners at clandestine Paris soiree fined for lockdown breaches

(FILES) (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) PARIS – More than 110 people dining at a clandestine restaurant were fined late yesterday for violating a Covid-19 lockdown, Paris police said, days after the government denied allegations that ministers had attended similar underground soirees. The swoop in the French capital’s 19th ...

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Xupermask is the futuristic anti-Covid mask from will.i.am

NEW YORK – Xupermask, a futuristic new mask designed by will.i.am came out yesterday. This concept which combines an intelligent mask with integrated bluetooth headphones allows the wearer to make calls and listen to music. Its price: US$299. This mask will at the very least bestow you with a touch ...

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IPL all set to start despite Covid-19 cases surge

File Photo MUMBAI – The Indian Premier League is not only one of the world’s most lucrative annual sporting properties but also among the most durable, with not even the lengthening shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic apparently able to stop the Twenty20 juggernaut. The Indian cricket board (BCCI), however, is ...

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Katrina Kaif tests positive for coronavirus

Bollywood stunning actress Katrina Kaif has been tested positive for coronavirus. The actress took to her Instagram stories and wrote, “I have tested positive for COVID-19. Have immediately isolated myself and will be under home quarantine. I’m following all safety protocols under the advice of my doctors.” “Requesting everyone who ...

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Acer sees global chip shortage gradually easing

TAIPEI – A global shortage of chips for mid-end consumer products is starting to ease and will be much better come the second half of the year, a senior executive at Taiwan’s Acer Inc, the world’s No. 5 PC vendor by shipments, said on Tuesday. From delayed car deliveries to ...

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UK to announce new international travel rules

Source: Tolga Akmen/AFP LONDON – Britain will set out plans to restart international travel, using a “traffic-light” system as the country cautiously emerges from lockdown. The UK has set a tentative date of May 17 to relaunch foreign travel, currently banned except for a handful of permitted reasons. This has ...

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Akshay Kumar hospitalized after contracting Covid-19

BOLLYWOOD’s highest earning actor Akshay Kumar has been hospitalized after contracting the coronavirus. Akshay is the latest of several Bollywood actors and actresses who have contracted the virus. Just recently, Alia Bhatt, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapur, Manoj Bajpai, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Tara Sutaria, Satish Kaushik and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali were ...

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Shakib wants century and 5w in same match in IPL

Image tweeted by @cricketworldcup DHAKA – Bangladesh All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan expressed his desire to do something that has never been done before in the Indian Premier League, score a century and a claim a five-wicket haul in the same match. Shakib made the remark in an espncricinfo show titled ...

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Saudi Arabia to allow only ‘immunised’ pilgrims to Makkah

REUTERS Photo RIYADH – Saudi authorities said Monday only people immunised against Covid-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round umrah pilgrimage from the start of Ramadan, the holy fasting month for Muslims. The Hajj and Umrah ministry said in a statement that three categories of people would be considered ...

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