Japan's Covid Caseload Crosses 50,000 for First Time as Tokyo Hits Record 10,000 Daily Infections

Japan’s Covid Caseload Crosses 50,000 for First Time as Tokyo Hits Record 10,000 Daily Infections

Tokyo witnessed its fourth record number of daily Covid-19 infections on Saturday, breaking above 10,000, while Japan’s exceeded 50,000 for the first time as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly. The capital had 11,227 new coronavirus cases, the local government said a day after it reinstated curbs on mobility and business activity through February […]

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New Covid Variant? Omicron Sub-lineage BA.2 Under Investigation; 426 Cases Reported

New Covid Variant? Omicron Sub-lineage BA.2 Under Investigation; 426 Cases Reported

Health officials in the United Kingdom are investigating BA.2 – a sub-lineage of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, according to a report by Reuters. The UK Health Security Agency designated BA.2 as a variant under investigation. They also said that it could have a growth advantage. BA.2 still has not been designated as a variant […]

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Antarctica Records Covid Outbreak, More Than 20 Infected: Report

Antarctica Records Covid Outbreak, More Than 20 Infected: Report

At least 24 people were infected with Covid-19 at a research base in Antarctica (Image: Reuters) Earlier in December 2020, Covid struck the icy continent for the first time when researchers at a Chilean base were infected. News18.com Last Updated:January 21, 2022, 16:47 IST FOLLOW US ON: Antarctica reported another outbreak of Covid-19 for the […]

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North Korea Test Fires Two Railway-Borne Guided Missiles, Its Third This Year

North Korea Test Fires Two Railway-Borne Guided Missiles, Its Third This Year

North Korea fired two railway-borne tactical guided missiles, state media reported Saturday, the country’s third weapons test this month despite a volley of new United States sanctions. South Korea’s military said it had detected the launch of two short-range ballistic missiles Friday afternoon, just hours after Pyongyang accused the United States of “provocation” over fresh […]

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Dutch Royal Willem-Alexander Retires Golden Carriage Due To Its Racist, Colonial Past

Dutch Royal Willem-Alexander Retires Golden Carriage Due To Its Racist, Colonial Past

Dutch King Willem-Alexander announced Thursday that he is mothballing the royal Golden Coach which has been embroiled in a racism controversy. The opulent horse-drawn carriage, called “De Gouden Koets”, has traditionally transported the Dutch monarch to the opening of parliament and other state occasions, but has not been used since 2015. At the centre of […]

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Sankranti Delicacies in Karnataka and the Cheerful Tradition of Door-to-door Deliveries by Kids

Sankranti Delicacies in Karnataka and the Cheerful Tradition of Door-to-door Deliveries by Kids

Covid, lockdown and the subsequent curfews have changed the way people live across the globe. Though, initially, it was all horror and scare that permeated our surroundings, the prolonged pandemic forced people to go on with their life. However, when it came to festivals, people were advised to avoid crowding and the rules were more […]

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'Not In Best Interest': Canadian Court Bars Unvaccinated Father From Meeting Child

‘Not In Best Interest’: Canadian Court Bars Unvaccinated Father From Meeting Child

A Canadian father, unvaccinated against Covid and “opposed to health measures,” lost the right to visit his 12-year-old after a Quebec judge ruled his visits would not be in the child’s “best interest.” The decision, initially reported by Quebec newspaper Le Devoir and consulted by AFP, was rendered December 23 and suspends the father’s visitation […]

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Africa's Omicron Wave Has Flattened After 6 Weeks, Says WHO; Warns of Next Surge Amid Vax Shortage

Africa’s Omicron Wave Has Flattened After 6 Weeks, Says WHO; Warns of Next Surge Amid Vax Shortage

Africa’s fourth pandemic wave, driven primarily by the Omicron variant, is flattening after a six-week surge, the WHO has said even as it stressed that the shortest-lived surge to date in the continent was “steep and brief but no less destabilising.” The new Omicron variant was first reported to the WHO from South Africa on […]

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'Significant Encroachment': US Supreme Court Blocks Biden's Vaccine Mandate

‘Significant Encroachment’: US Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

The US Supreme Court delivered a blow to President Joe Biden on Thursday, blocking his Covid vaccination-or-testing mandate for employees of large businesses. At the same time, the nation’s highest court allowed a vaccination mandate for health care workers at facilities receiving federal funding. Biden said he was “disappointed” in the court’s decision striking down […]

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