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China Pause Passport Renewals To Prevent Spread Of Covid-19

China has stopped issuing and renewing passports for non-urgent purposes to minimize travel, citing the recent COVID-19 and its Omicron variant surge. The passports for individuals who need to travel abroad for study or employment, stated reports would only be issued. ''It will issue passport renewals for individuals looking to travel abroad for leisure are false,'' said the authority. Notably, China took the step to clamp down citizens,… read-more

Sat, 12 Feb 2022 - 02:26 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: Travel, China, Ban, passport renewal, omicron threat

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Health Workers

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Observe COVID-19 SOPs in J&K Hospitals:DHSK

Kashmir Health Services Director has asked all the concerned officers to implement COVID-19 SOPs properly in all healthcare institutions. The order was issued in view of the recent COVID-19 surge in the country & detection of some Omicron cases in J&K. As per the order, they will ensure that no patient/attendant is allowed to enter hospital without RT-PCR testing, & masks are put on face by them properly. 

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 - 05:47 PM / by Basharat Rashid

Tags: COVID, Covid-19 Test, omicron, omicron threat, Hospitals

Courtesy: Kashmir Reader

LNJP Hospital

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20 Healthcare Workers Of LNJP Hospital Test COVID-19 Positive

At least 20 healthcare workers of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) government hospital, Delhi tested COVID-19 positive, on January 6. The Medical Director of LNJP Dr. Suresh Kumar said that 20 patients include 11 doctors, eight nurses, and one sanitation worker. He expressed concern and said, "If our workforce gets affected then it may affect our fight against COVID-19". Notably, the hospital hired 25% additional staff for COVID-19 patients. 

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 - 09:23 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: LNJP Hospital, Delhi, Covid-19, healthcare workers, omicron threat

Courtesy: Times of Oman

Travel Ban Due To COVID-19

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UAE Imposes Travel Ban On Unvaccinated Citizens From Jan 10

The United Aram Emirates (UAE) imposed travel ban on unvaccinated people. The UAE government, on January 1, tweeted, "Ban on Travel on UAE Citizens unvaccinated with #Covid-19Vaccine, starting Jan 10, 2022, with a requirement to obtain the booster dose for the fully vaccinated". However, medically unstable and exempted people will not be included in the aforementioned order. 

Sun, 02 Jan 2022 - 12:06 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: UAE, travel ban, Unvaccinated, omicron threat, Covid-19

Courtesy: The Siasat Daily

Mumbai streets

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Mumbai Police Imposes Section 144 Till Jan 15: Omicron Threat

Amid the rising cases of Omicron, the Mumbai police imposed section 144 of the CrPC in the city, on December 31. The order issued by DCP (Operations) S Chaitanya came into effect from 1 pm and will continue till January 15. It restricts people from visiting public places such as beaches, open grounds, sea faces, promenades, gardens, and parks between 5 pm and 5 am every day. 

Fri, 31 Dec 2021 - 05:12 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Setion 144, CrPC, Mumbai Police, Mumbai, omicron threat

Courtesy: One India

Flights cancelled

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UK-Kolkata Flights To Be Suspended from Jan 3: Omicron Threat

The West Bengal Government has decided to suspend flight services between the United Kingdom (UK) and Kolkata. The flights will be suspended temporarily from January 3, keeping in view the prevailing situation, due to the rising number of Omicron cases. Reports said flights from at-risk countries will also be not allowed into the state, soon. 

Fri, 31 Dec 2021 - 03:22 PM / by Basharat Rashid

Tags: omicron threat, flights cancelled, India, West Bengal, UK

Courtesy: India Today

Vaccine being administer to senior citizen

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Senior Citizens With Comorbidities Need Not To Produce Prescription: Union Govt

In latest development, senior citizens with comorbidities need not to produce prescription for taking COVID-19 'precautionary vaccine.' Rajesh Bhushan, the Union Health Secretary  on December 28, conducted a workshop with states and UTs, over the current Omicron and COVID-19 situation. He also asked the respective authorities to have designated centres for vaccinating citizens with comorbidities. Moreover, the special drive for precautionary… read-more

Tue, 28 Dec 2021 - 07:29 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Covid-19, senior citizens, omicron threat, Covid-19 Vaccination, Union government

Courtesy: ANI

COVID-19 doses being administered

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Israel To Give 4th Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine To Senior Citizens & Health Workers

Amid the rising number of COVID-19's new Omicron cases, Israel is mulling to offer fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine. People above 60-year-old, people with weak immune system and health workers are likely to get the fourth doses. The health expert panel, suggested the same as a part of drive to ramp up COVID-19 shots and prevent the rapid spread of Omicron and COVID-19. 

Wed, 22 Dec 2021 - 09:15 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Israel, COVID-19 Shots, senior citizens, Israel Government, omicron threat

Courtesy: Reuters

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

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Omicron Cases Increase To 161 In India: Mansukh Mandaviya

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, on December 20, confirmed a 161 cases of COVID-19's variant Omicron in India. "We are monitoring the situation daily with experts," said Mandaviya, during the Rajya Sabha proceedings. He also ensured that the State Government has buffer stock of important medicines, required to handle the COVID-19 and Omicron situation in the country. He also said, states and UTs have 17 crores vaccine doses available… read-more

Mon, 20 Dec 2021 - 07:48 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Mansukh Mandaviya, health department, Covid-19 Vaccine, omicron threat, Indian States And UTs

Courtesy: ANI