Tag - Covid resurgence

Nasal vaccine gets go-ahead amid global Covid threat


New Delhi: Amid the global coronavirus surge, the nasal vaccine has got a go-ahead as India is stepping up the vaccination drive. The expert committee which approves vaccines has given a nod to the nasal vaccine. The big move came as Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Covid review meeting to assess preparedness. Nasal vaccine is a...

Covid to grip the world, kill millions in next 90 days: Epidemiologist


New York: 'After the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, China is experiencing a massive surge in coronavirus cases. Hospitals are completely overwhelmed in China,' reported Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health economist. The epidemiologist estimates that more than 60 per cent of China and 10 per cent of the earth's population are likely to be infected over...

Beijing to test 21 mn residents amid fresh Omicron outbreak


Beijing: Authorities in the Chinese capital have rolled out mass Covid testing for nearly 21 million residents in most of the city, as they race to contain a fresh outbreak of the Omicron variant in Beijing that has sparked panic buying amid fears of a Shanghai-style lockdown. After testing over 3.5 million on April 25, Beijing...

Protests, violence erupt in Europe over Covid restrictions


The Hague: Europeans are staging protests against new Covid-19 restrictions intended to stem an upsurge in the pandemic, with violence flaring overnight in the Netherlands. In Austria and Italy, people upset with renewed constraints marched to show their opposition. More protests were planned elsewhere in Europe. Protests in Rotterdam against new Dutch Covid-19 restrictions turned violent recently,...

India registers over 1.26 lakh Covid cases in biggest spike ever


New Delhi: India registered 1,26,789 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours, setting another one-day record as the county battled the second wave of infections. The total deaths pushed to 1,66,862 with 685 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases since the first recorded infection in India in January last year now stands...