China Reports First Case Of Monkeypox Virus
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.
Tags: China, Monkeypox, Chongqing, Quarantine, Covid-19
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Belgium, The First Country To Impose A Mandatory 21-Day Monkeypox Quarantine
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.
Tags: Monkeypox, Belgium, Quarantine, Switzerland, Europe
Courtesy: DNA INDIA
IPL Teams To Begin Practice For 15th Edition In Mid March: BCCI
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.
Tags: BCCI, Quarantine, IPL teams, IPL 2022, Mumbai
Bali Plans To Change Quarantine Rules For International Travelers
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
Tags: Bali, International Travellers, Quarantine, Europe, RT PCR
Courtesy: The Times of India
Megastar Chiranjeevi Tests COVID-19 Positive With Mild Symptoms
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.
Tags: Chiranjeevi, Covid-19, Covid-19 Positive, Twitter, Quarantine
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Former Cricketer Harbhajan Singh Tests COVID-19 Positive
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.
Tags: Harbhajan Singh, Indian Cricketer, Covid-19 Positive, sports, Quarantine
Courtesy: The Times Of India
China Imposes Strict 'Zero COVID-19 Policy'; Forced Quarantine In 'Metal Boxes'
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
Tags: chinese government, COVID-19 policy, Quarantine, omicron, China
Maharashtra Mandates 7-day Quarantine For Travellers From 'At-Risk' Countries
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
Tags: omicron, Union government, Maharashtra , Quarantine, Coronavirus
Israel Announces Travel Ban For Foreigners For 14 Days: Omicron
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.
Tags: Israel, travel ban, Omicron Strain, Foreigners, Quarantine
Courtesy: United News of India
Only Chinese Spectators Allowed In The 2022 Winter Olympics
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
Tags: Winter Olympics, beijing, Covid-19, Quarantine, Winter Paralympic
Courtesy: DW News