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Belgium to relax mask mandate from October 1

Image Source : AP/REPRESENTATIVE Belgium to relax mask mandate from October 1 Belgium’s Consultation Committee made up of the federal government and the governments of the federated entities have decided to relax the mandate to wear facemasks, including dining venues and shops, from October 1. The decision was taken in light of the recent Covid-19 […]

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Animals carrying coronavirus may infect lakhs of people; pose risk for next pandemic: Study

Image Source : AP People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 Animals carrying coronaviruses related to the one that causes COVID-19 may infect hundreds of thousands of people annually across China and Sourtheast Asia. According to a study emphasizing the ongoing pandemic threat from spillover […]

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COVID: Pakistan to vaccinate teens from Monday

Image Source : AP/ REPRESENTATIONAL. COVID: Pakistan to vaccinate teens from Monday.    Pakistan will begin vaccinating teenagers in the age group between 15-17 against Covid-19 starting from Monday, according to the Nat­ional Command and Opera­tion Centre (NCOC). Speaking to Dawn news, Minis­try of National Health Ser­vices spokesperson Sajid Shah said: “They will be given […]

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Coronavirus pushes some California hospitals near ICU capacity

Image Source : AP/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Coronavirus pushes some California hospitals near ICU capacity.    Hospitals in the heart of California’s Central Valley are running out of beds in their intensive care units, state officials announced Friday, as a more contagious version of the coronavirus continues to spread primarily among the unvaccinated population. Hospitals in the […]

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Britain sends Australia 4 million Pfizer doses in swap deal

Image Source : AP Britain sends Australia 4 million Pfizer doses in swap deal Britain is rushing 4 million Pfizer doses to Australia, where authorities are scrambling to bolster supplies of that COVID-19 vaccine and protect the population against a rapidly spreading outbreak of the delta variant. The swap deal announced Friday follows Australian deals […]