COVID-19: Countries where new, more dangerous strain has been found so far

The discovery of new COVID-19 strain in the United Kingdom has led to fear and panic across the globe with many countries taking strict measures to stop the spread of the new strain of coronavirus. According to scientists, the new variant of the virus is 70% more transmissible and it was first detected in the … Read more

Economic aggression of CCP fails miserably, China is suffering worst blackouts

BEIJING: In a new development, China is suffering from one of the worst blackouts in the past few decades. Though the Chinese economy is currently trying to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but it appears that its attempts have come to a grinding halt. Power generation in China during the wintertime has … Read more

COVID-19: European Union starts mass vaccination campaign with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Brussels: The European Union on Sunday officially started rolling out a mass vaccination campaign against Covid-19. The campaign follows the authorisation for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine by the European Commission and European Medicines Agency. “The first vaccinations against Covid-19 are beginning across the European Union today,” European Commission said in a tweet on Sunday “We … Read more

COVID-19: WHO chief makes big claim as coronavirus cases rise globally

In a significant announcement, World Health Organizations (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday (December 26) said that the COVID-19 crisis will not be the last pandemic and all steps taken to improve human health are “doomed” if the global community fails to tackle climate change and animal welfare. In a video message marking first … Read more

Over 2500 volunteers in UK to get around Rs 4 lakh to participate in 'Human Challenge COVID-19 trials'

London: In a move to help researchers in the study of the coronavirus, over 2,500 volunteers in the United Kingdom (UK) will participate in the ‘Human Challenge COVID-19 trials’ with each participant receiving  £4,000 (around Rs 4 lakh) for their two to three-week stay.  The trials are likely to begin in January 2021 and the … Read more

Mutant COVID-19 scare: Japan to suspend entry for foreigners from Monday

Tokyo: Japan will suspend entry for foreigners starting Monday to contain the spread of a new strain of COVID-19 first discovered in the UK, the Kyodo news agency reported. On Friday, Japan registered the first case of the new strain of the coronavirus. The country is also seeing record daily infections of the original coronavirus … Read more

Amid concerns over new UK COVID-19 strain, South Korea deploys 5G tech for detection at airport

Seoul: South Korea has introduced mobile edge computing (MEC) technology at Incheon International Airport to operate an artificial intelligence (AI) system that screens potential Covid-19 patients in a move to step up preventative measures against the pandemic. The Ministry of Science and ICT said the system will check for passengers without masks or with COVID-19 symptoms, … Read more

India's relationship with Russia important; annual summit postpone due to COVID-19: MEA

New Delhi: India has said its relationship with Moscow is “important” and annual India- Russia summit which was to happen this year was postponed due to COVID pandemic. Both countries have an annual summit mechanism at leaders’ level that alternates between India and Russia as the location.  Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava in … Read more

UK identifies new South African coronavirus variant, calls it 'highly concerning'

Two cases of another new strain of COVID-19 linked to South Africa have been identified in the UK, Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed in London on Wednesday. Like the UK COVID-19 variant identified earlier, the new variant of the novel coronavirus is also driving a massive resurgence of the disease in South Africa, with experts … Read more

Coronavirus now reaches Antarctica, the last continent previously COVID-19 free

SANTIAGO: The coronavirus has landed in Antarctica, the last continent previously free from COVID-19, Chile`s military said this week, as health and army officials scrambled to clear out and quarantine staff from a remote research station surrounded by ocean and icebergs. Chile`s armed forces said at least 36 people had been infected at its Bernardo … Read more