Friday, 16 April 2021

Tag Archives: COVID-19

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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Boris Johnson to launch ”COVID status certification” scheme

AP Photo LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to set out plans to develop a “COVID status certification” scheme to enable the safe return of mass gatherings and indoor events as lockdown restrictions eased in England.  Football cup finals, the World Snooker Championship, a comedy club, and ...

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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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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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Vietnam’s pandemic response leader becomes president

AFP photo HANOI – The man behind Vietnam’s successful handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, was formally sworn in as president in Hanoi. Phuc, 66, was Vietnam’s prime minister for the last five years, a period in which the economy boomed, and his government’s COVID-19 response won plaudits ...

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Batting great Sachin Tendulkar contracts Covid-19

LONDON – India batting great Sachin Tendulkar said on Saturday he has contracted the novel coronavirus and has mild symptoms as infections continued to surge in the world’s second-most populated country. Tendulkar, who will turn 48 next month, retired from the professional game in 2013 after notching a still unmatched ...

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Bunty Aur Babli 2 release postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases

The release of upcoming movie Bunty Aur Babli 2 has been postponed due to the rising Covid-19 cases in the country, according to various sources. Being produced by Yashraj Films, the film stars Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari in the lead roles, the film was supposed to release on ...

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Pfizer, BioNTech launch vaccine trial in kids under 12

NEW YORK – Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE began testing their Covid-19 vaccine in children under 12, with hopes of expanding vaccination to that age range by early 2022, the US drugmaker said on Thursday. The first volunteers in the early-stage trial were given their first injections on ...

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