Switzerland's Federal Council of Public Health announced that people from India along with other countries can take entry in Switzerland if fully vaccinated. However, the rest of the people will have to present a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test and will have to undergo quarantine. Reportedly, the officials are planning to lift COVID restrictions, reopen restaurants, offices, and large-scale events.
Amid the ongoing battle against COVID-19, India has reported 37,566 new cases in the last 24-hour that bring the daily infections below 40,000 for the first time in over three-month. Whereas the deaths were at 907 in the last 24-hour, the lowest in 77 days, including this the total deaths stand at 3.97 lakh since the pandemic began. However, the death toll has remained below 1,000 for the second consecutive day.
Danielle Anderson, the only foreign scientist of the Wuhan Institute of Virology's BSL-4 lab stated that there was nothing ordinary in the lab. “If people were sick, I assume that I would have been sick and I wasn't,” said Anderson. Also, she stated that the origin of the virus was likely to be natural, it wasn't leaked from the lab. However, she was dumbfounded after the media portrayed the lab.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories will soon roll out 2-deoxy-D-Glucose, a COVID-19 drug across private and govt hospitals. Its commercial launch was announced on June 28. The initial phase of the rollout will cover tier 1 and metro cities. Each drug sachet is set at an MRP of Rs 990 and the purity stands at 99.5%. However, the drug will be sold under the brand name 2-DG, only after the doctor's recommendation.
The centre as well as the state governments refused to the reopening of schools until COVID-19 situations are under control. Several parents have demanded the reopening of schools witnessing a decrease in number of cases under the second wave of COVID-19. However, the survey stated only 30% of the parents are willing to send their children to school while 70% declined the idea.
Abu Dhabi's SEHA app removed the "visitor" option from the vaccination section, despite assuring otherwise last week. People with tourist and visit visas could previously seek free vaccination through this option. Vaccination was previously restricted to only UAE citizens and residency visa holders. However, authorities are yet to respond to this issue.
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On the 89th anniversary of the Siamese Revolution, hundreds of people participated in the pro-democracy rallies in Bangkok despite the government warning against COVID-19. With the daily case toll being nearly 3,000, the government has clamped down on public gatherings due to the third wave of COVID-19 infections. The 89th Siamese Revolution is an uprising that made Thailand a constitutional monarchy from… read-more
As the residents of Philippines have been defying to get vaccinated, the president, Rodrigo Duterte has used very strong words to get them agree. Duterte said, ''If you don't want to get vaccinated, I'll have you arrested and I'll inject the vaccine in your butt.'' However, the country has no law which criminalises refusal to get vaccinated. Meanwhile, Philippines has become the COVID hotspot in Asia with around 23,749 deaths.
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A new study presented by the European Academy of Neurology discovered cognitive and behavioural issues, roughly eight weeks after the discharge of COVID patients. They found memory, spatial awareness and information processing problems as possible withdrawal effects of the virus. They also found that one out of every five patients suffered post-traumatic stress disorder with 16% depressive symptoms. Over 50% suffered cognitive disturbances.… read-more
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The COVID-19 third wave in India is inevitable and might hit in the next six to eight weeks according to AIIMS Chief, Dr Randeep Guleria. The unlock and the lack of COVID appropriate behaviour among people have caused a major concern including the newly emerged Delta-Plus variant. Vaccination of people is a major challenge in the country along with proper surveillance, he added.