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Topic: Covid cases

From closing venues to temporary lockdowns — how Chinese cities are clamping down on Covid

Cases hit 2,898 in mainland China on Sunday, putting pressure on the country's controversial zero Covid policy. Shanghai's Disney Resort closed the entire resort Monday.

China ramps up Covid testing, hastily shuts down institutions as infections mount

Authorities reported 2,089 new infections Tuesday, the highest since August. Cases have risen after increased domestic travel during the National Day Golden Week earlier this month.

Active Covid-19 cases nearing 48000, data shows

The Union Health Ministry data on Sunday showed that India's total tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,45,34,188, with 47,922 active cases.

45% of samples sequenced in India since January had Omicron, shows Covid lab network INSACOG

INSACOG, in its latest bulletin, revealed that nearly half of all Covid-19 samples sent for genomic sequencing in India since January this year have been identified as Omicron.

As Covid cases rise in Delhi, experts say little reason to worry as most people have immunity

Delhi Monday reported 512 Covid cases, up 12% from Sunday. New cases are highest since 20 February. Total number of positive patients in Delhi is 1,518, highest since 3 March.

India registers 2,183 new Covid cases, 90% jump in last 24 hours

The country also reported increase in Covid deaths with 214 fresh fatalities, while active cases declined to 11,542, as per the health ministry's data.

Covid spike: Delhi asks schools to stay alert, shut down if need be

No let-up in wearing masks, sanitising hands or maintaining social distance, the Education dept tells schools in fresh advisory.

Maharashtra lifts all Covid restrictions, makes masks optional

There will now be no restrictions state-wide in movie theatres, shopping complexes, restaurants, bars and sports complexes.

Covid cases are rising in Europe after easing restrictions ‘brutally’, WHO says

Hans Kluge, WHO’s director for Europe, said countries like the UK, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, France, Italy and Germany have lifted the Covid curbs 'from too much to too few'.

China’s Covid 2022 crisis is world-changing in a different way from 2020 & it’s not apocalyptic

Manufacturers have shifted away from China to locales including India, the Americas, Europe and Southeast Asia. In many ways, the rest of the world has prepared to work around China.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.