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Tag Archives: COVID-19

Taj Mahal reopens as India eases pandemic restrictions

Taj Mahal /  Sajjad Hussain/AFP AGRA – The Taj Mahal reopened to visitors Wednesday, as Indian authorities loosened restrictions following an easing in the country s devastating recent coronavirus surge. Infections and deaths soared to record levels in April and May, overwhelming health services in some places and prompting lockdowns and ...

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Over 2.26b covid vaccine shots given worldwide

LONDON – Over 2.26 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been given worldwide so far, figures compiled by Our World in Data, a tracking website, showed on Thursday. China leads the global count with over 824.86 million jabs, followed by the US with 304.75 million. India has administered 236.86 million ...

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Meet Grace, the healthcare robot COVID-19 created

Grace – The Robot Sister of Sophia. Image credit: South China Morning Post HONG KONG – The Hong Kong team behind celebrity humanoid robot Sophia is launching a new prototype, Grace, targeted at the healthcare market and designed to interact with the elderly and those isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Spain allows vaccinated travellers from anywhere in world

People walk on the promenade at Barceloneta Beach on June 6, 2021 in Barcelona. Spain will allow all vaccinated travellers to visit the country from June 7, as the tourism hotspot aims to revive its virus-battered travel industry.Pau BARRENA / AFP MADRID – In a bid to boost tourism amid ...

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UK-Pakistan agreed to continue to work together

Prime Minister Imran Khan met British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson this morning,’ Lodhi tweeted as she put out a picture of the meeting. (Photo: Twitter) LONDON/ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked UK to revisit the decision of placing Pakistan on Red List of travel ban countries. The Prime ...

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Venezuela’s Dancing Devils Ask For An End To The Pandemic

Image Credit: Reuters CARACAS – Members of a Venezuela ceremonial brotherhood known as the Dancing Devils held their annual Corpus Christi celebration by calling for the end of COVID-19 pandemic in the country and the world. Groups of adult men and youth in towns along Venezuela’s central coast have since ...

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US will boost global vaccine-sharing, Biden announces

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File – THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden announced Thursday the U.S. will donate 75% of its unused COVID-19 vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing program, acting as more Americans have been vaccinated and global inequities have become more glaring. Of the first ...

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Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani booked for violating COVID norms

BOLLYWOOD – A case under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code for disobedience of orders promulgated by a public servant was registered at Bandra in connection with an incident where actors Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani were caught being driven around the Bandstand while returning from the gym on ...

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Let the bells ring out, spectators return to English Test cricket

 Picture: Getty/ECB LONDON – The family of the late Captain Tom Moore who became a global hero for his fundraising efforts during the coronavirus pandemic rang the five minute bell at Lord s prior to the first Test between England and New Zealand on Wednesday. The World War II veteran died ...

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