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Russia Continues To Witness Covid-19 Surge, Infections Exceed 8 Million

Oct 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The country's task force said Monday that 34,325 new infections over the past day raised the pandemic-long total to 8,027,012.

Mix And Match Vaccines Prove To Be Highly Effective In Fighting Covid-19: Lancet Study

Oct 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The study conducted among 700,000 individuals in Sweden showed that people who received the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine followed by a shot of the mRNA vaccine exhibited a lower risk of infection.


Gujarat Govt Allows Eid-E-Milad Celebrations; Restricts Processions To 400

The Gujarat government has said 400 people will be allowed to participate in Eid-e-Milad processions, only if the procession is confined to the local area boundaries.

Masks? Vaccine? How Japan Scripted Overnight Covid-19 Success Story

Oct 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Daily new Covid-19 cases have plummeted from a mid-August peak of nearly 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated capital now routinely below 100, an 11-month low.


Anxiety Affects Academic Performance Of Children, State Global Reports

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of students and many may be suffering from social anxiety.

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15 October, 2021

Russia Continues To Witnesses Covid-19 Surge; Daily Deaths, Infections At Record High

Associated Press (AP)

Russia's daily death tolls have set records daily over the past few days, approaching 1,000 as contagion spikes amid a sluggish vaccination rate.


13 October, 2021

India Registers 15,823 New Covid-19 Cases; Below 30,000 Cases For 19th Straight Day

Outlook Web Desk

According to the Union Health Ministry data India total Covid-19 cases have reached to 3,40,01,743 cases.


13 October, 2021

US To Open Its Border For Fully Covid-19 Vaccinated Travelers From November

Associated Press (AP)

Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel, such as trade, since the earliest days of the pandemic.


11 October, 2021

Drugmaker Merck Asks US FDA To Authorise Promising Anti-Covid Pill

Associated Press (AP)

If cleared by the Food and Drug Administration — a decision that could come in a matter of weeks — it would be the first pill shown to treat Covid-19.


11 October, 2021

Boston Marathon Set To Begin After Coronavirus Pandemic Hiatus

Associated Press (AP)

It's been 30 months since athletes raced 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) to Copley Square in Boston, the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon, which is the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon.


10 October, 2021

India’s Active Covid-19 Cases Lowest In 208 Days

Outlook Web Desk

The country logged 18,166 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,39,53,475, while the active cases declined to 2,30,971.


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09 October, 2021

Russia Witnesses Persistent Rise In Covid-19 Cases

Associated Press (AP)

Russia has recorded 968 deaths due to Covid-19 on Saturday.


09 October, 2021

Brazilians Desperate For Pre-Pandemic Normalcy Despite Death Toll Crossing 600,000

Associated Press (AP)

The country's average daily death toll has hovered around 500 for a month, down sharply from more than 3,000 in April. Almost 45% of the population is fully vaccinated, and a booster shot is being administered to the elderly.


09 October, 2021

India’s Active Covid-19 Cases Decline To Lowest In 206 Days

Outlook Web Bureau

The country’s number of active cases declined to 2,36,643, while it saw a single-day rise of 19,740 Covid-19 infections, taking the total tally of cases to 3,39,35,309.


08 October, 2021

Covid-19 Rages In Russia As Vaccination Continues At Sluggish Rate

Associated Press (AP)

Russia already has Europe's highest death toll in the pandemic — more than 214,000 — and the authorities' conservative way of recording COVID-19 fatalities suggests the actual number could be even higher.


07 October, 2021

Russia's Covid-19 Infections Reach The Highest Level So Far This Year

Associated Press (AP)

The daily coronavirus death toll topped 900 for a second straight day, with 924 new deaths reported Thursday — a day after reaching a record 929.


05 October, 2021

Russia Witnesses Covid-19 Surge As Vaccination Rates Remain Low

Associated Press (AP)

The Russia has said that the situation elicits concern, but still it is not considering a countrywide lockdown or any other nationwide measures.


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04 October, 2021

Football World Cup 2022: FIFA Talks With Qatar On Easing COVID Vaccine Mandate - Report

Associated Press (AP)

Qatari Prime Minister announced in June that it would require any fans wanting entry into next year's tournament to be fully inoculated against the coronavirus.


Photo Gallery

Migrant labourers arrive at a bus stand, as they plan to leave the state, in Jammu.

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Workers clean and sanitize inside a classroom of Veena Chogle college as a precaution against the coronavirus ahead of its re-opening from 20th October, at Borivali in Mumbai.

PTI Photo

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan interacts with people who lost their homes in the recent floods, during his visit to a flood relief camp in Thiruvananthapuram.

PTI Photo

Members of the Wadiyar royal family and devotees attend the Chamundi Rathotsava atop Chamundi Hills, near Mysore.

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Leader of Tamil Nadu Congress Legislative Party K Selvaperunthagai, in Sriperumbudur.

PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
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