China has reported its first case of the Monkeypox virus in the southwest city of Chongqing. Reportedly, the patient was already under COVID-19 quarantined following an international travel. The Chinese authorised have not disclosed the details of the patient, as to name, age and sex. The officials stated that the patient is being isolated and provided with adequate treatment. Further details are awaited.
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Belgium is the first European country to impose a 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients. This follows the discovery of the first monkeypox case in Switzerland on May 21. Currently, 14 countries, including four in Belgium, have reported recurrent outbreaks of the virus. All of the incidents were traced back to a festival in Antwerp, Belgium's port city.
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IPL teams are set to begin practice for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from March 14-15, confirmed BCCI, after a meeting with the Maharashtra Government. All the 10 IPL teams are likely to reach Mumbai by March and will follow a 5-day mandatory quarantine. All the players will undergo RT-PCR tests thrice, on different days, following which they will enter their respective bubbles.
Bali is reopened to all international travelers from February with mandatory three-day quarantine. However, the Indonesian government is planning to remove the quarantine and to begin visa-on-arrival process for international tourists. However, international travelers will need to show a negative PCR test besides being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Luhut Binsar Panjaitan the Maritime and Investment Affairs minister said, from March 14,… read-more
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Tollywood Megastar Chiranjeevi on January 26, took to Twitter to announce that he has tested positive for Covid-19. "Dear all, Despite all precautions, I have tested Covid-19 Positive with mild symptoms last night and am quarantining at home," Chiranjeevi wrote. Earlier in November 2021, tested positive due to a faulty testing kit. Meanwhile, Chiranjeevi will be seen in the movie 'Acharya' which is going to release on April 1.
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Former cricketer Harbhajan Singh tested positive for COVID-19. Taking to Twitter, Singh said, "I've tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms. I have quarantined myself at home and taking all necessary precautions." The 41-year-old veteran Indian spinner also urged people who came into his contact to get their COVID-19 tests done and take precautions. Recently, Harbhajan announced retirement from all forms of cricket.
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The Chinese Government imposed a strict "Zero COVID-19 Policy" rule. As per social media videos, suspected COVID-19 cases are forced to quarantine in metal boxes. Buses have been organised to take people to these metal box houses for quarantine facilities. Furthermore, whether it's elderly people, children or pregnant woman, no one have been exempted from staying in these crammed boxes. Notably, China will hold Winter Olympics next month in… read-more
Maharashtra government mandated seven-day institutional quarantine for international passengers arriving in the state from 'at-risk' countries on November 30. The countries designated as at-risk are the European countries, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil, UK, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Israel. Moreover, these passengers have to undergo an RT-PCR test. Reportedly, if any passenger is found positive for the virus,… read-more
Amid the concern of COVID-19's Omicron variant, Israel announced a travel ban for foreigners for two weeks in the country. The decision was taken at a corona cabinet meeting on November 27. Israeli citizens who return to the country will have to undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport. Vaccinated citizens need to spend three days in quarantine and unvaccinated ones have to spend seven days in quarantine.
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The Beijing 2022 Organising Committee submitted the Covid-19 countermeasures report for the 2022 Winter Games to the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on September 30. China has only allowed its citizens ''who meet the requirements of Covid-19 countermeasures'' to be the spectators. However, those who're fully unvaccinated by the WHO's standards have to undergo a 21-day quarantine. The games… read-more
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