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COVID-19: Contagious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by a virus, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first known case was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease quickly spread worldwide, resulting in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PM Modi stresses on tracking new variants in Covid-19 Review Meet | Oneindia News [Video]

PM Modi stresses on tracking new variants in Covid-19 Review Meet | Oneindia News

As COVID-19 and influenza cases are seeing a surge in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, yesterday, held a high-level review meeting and directed hospitals to conduct regular mock drills to ensure..

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Boris Johnson arrives at committee for 'partygate' grilling [Video]

Boris Johnson arrives at committee for 'partygate' grilling

Boris Johnson has arrived at Parliament where he will face MPs at the Privileges Committe over whether he misled Parliament with his account of what he knew about Downing Street parties during Covid..

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Defiant Johnson faces UK parliament grilling over Covid 'Partygate' [Video]

Defiant Johnson faces UK parliament grilling over Covid 'Partygate'

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Study Finds People's Happiness Not Impacted By COVID Pandemic [Video]

Study Finds People's Happiness Not Impacted By COVID Pandemic

Study Finds People's , Happiness Not Impacted , By COVID Pandemic. A new study suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic has not impacted people's overall happiness. . 'The Guardian' reports that these..

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Kirron Kher tests positive for Covid-19, cases increasing in India | Oneindia News [Video]

Kirron Kher tests positive for Covid-19, cases increasing in India | Oneindia News

Kirron Kher, an actress and politician, has recently tested positive for Covid-19. On March 20, she turned to her own Twitter account to inform her fans and followers of the news. Kirron also requested..

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Israel records 2 cases of unidentified new Covid variant | Oneindia News [Video]

Israel records 2 cases of unidentified new Covid variant | Oneindia News

A new variant of COVID-19 has been found in Israel. The unidentified variant was detected in two people who had travelled abroad, reported Israeli newspaper Haaretz quoting the Israel health ministry...

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India news wrap Congress says proceedings muted for 20 mins in LS [Video]

India news wrap Congress says proceedings muted for 20 mins in LS

Congress alleged today that the audio was muted in parliament to silence voices of protest against the government; Covid-19: India sees over 700 cases in a day; Centre issues alert in 6 states; Supreme..

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Albuterol crisis grips USA after pharma co. Akorn shuts Illinois factory | Explainer |Oneindia News [Video]

Albuterol crisis grips USA after pharma co. Akorn shuts Illinois factory | Explainer |Oneindia News

USA seems to be in the midst of a crisis with respect to essential drugs again. This problem had cropped up few years back when Covid-19 was at its peak in the country. This time too, this crisis has a..

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China to start issuing all visa types for foreign travelers | Oneindia News [Video]

China to start issuing all visa types for foreign travelers | Oneindia News

Dropping the final cross-border control measure China imposed three years ago to guard against the spread of COVID-19, the country announced that it will start re-issuing all categories of visas to..

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H3N2 and Covid-19 cases on the rise has the Modi government concerned | Oneindia News [Video]

H3N2 and Covid-19 cases on the rise has the Modi government concerned | Oneindia News

Centre government is concerned over the rising cases of Covid-19 and H3N2 influenza virus in the country and has directed the state government to be prepared. #Covid19 #H3N2 #Influenza

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Influenza cases with Covid-like symptoms surge across India | Know more | Oneindia News [Video]

Influenza cases with Covid-like symptoms surge across India | Know more | Oneindia News

Several parts of India have been reporting a high number of influenza cases in the last two months with prolonged illness, lingering cough. After battling 2 years of Covid pandemic, the rise in flu..

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Labour on Hancock: Govt chose not to act [Video]

Labour on Hancock: Govt chose not to act

Labour Party chair Annelise Dodds says the government was "aware of the evidence and chose not to act" over the discharging of elderly patients from Covid hospital wards into care homes, as she..

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Ford Boosts Production Amid Auto Industry Rebound [Video]

Ford Boosts Production Amid Auto Industry Rebound

Ford , Boosts Production Amid , Auto Industry Rebound. ABC News reports that Ford plans to increase production on six of its cars in 2023 amid an auto industry rebound from sluggish 2022 sales. On..

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Walgreens to Stop Selling Abortion Pills by Mail in 20 States [Video]

Walgreens to Stop Selling Abortion Pills by Mail in 20 States

Walgreens to Stop , Selling Abortion Pills , by Mail in 20 States. On March 2, one of America's largest pharmacies said it would not distribute abortion pills by mail in some states. On March 2,..

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Johnson insists 'no contempt here' over partygate committee findings [Video]

Johnson insists 'no contempt here' over partygate committee findings

Boris Johnson has insisted he did not mislead Parliament when he told MPs he believed gatherings at Number 10 did not break Covid rules. It comes after the cross-party Privileges Committee found..

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Former minister: Cat cull was considered during Covid [Video]

Former minister: Cat cull was considered during Covid

Former health minister Lord Bethell tells Channel 4 News’ Gary Gibbon – “There was an idea at one moment that we might have to ask the public to exterminate all the cats in Britain”. Report by..

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China COVID lab leak: What we know and what we don't know about the origins of the virus [Video]

China COVID lab leak: What we know and what we don't know about the origins of the virus

The FBI said on Wednesday that a Chinese lab leak is "likely" the origin of COVID. Bu what does the science say?

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PM backs Covid inquiry after Hancock WhatsApp leaks [Video]

PM backs Covid inquiry after Hancock WhatsApp leaks

Rishi Sunak defends the official coronavirus inquiry as the "right way" to scrutinise the handling of the pandemic after the extraordinary leak of Matt Hancock's text messages. The prime minister urges..

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China Responds to US Energy Department Conclusion on COVID Origins [Video]

China Responds to US Energy Department Conclusion on COVID Origins

China Responds to US Energy Department , Conclusion on COVID Origins. On February 28, China said it has been "open and transparent" regarding the origins of COVID-19, amid lingering questions of how..

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Russia-Ukraine war: Zelensky says situation in Bakhmut worsening amid Russian assault| Oneindia News [Video]

Russia-Ukraine war: Zelensky says situation in Bakhmut worsening amid Russian assault| Oneindia News

UN points out ‘massive’ rights violations in Ukraine as Russia fights to capture Bakhmut; Hong Kong to lift Covid mask mandate from March 1 after 945 days, says city executive John Lee; Elon Musk..

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Hong Kong to lift Covid mask mandate from March 1, says city executive John Lee | Oneindia News [Video]

Hong Kong to lift Covid mask mandate from March 1, says city executive John Lee | Oneindia News

On Tuesday, Hong Kong’s chief executive John Lee said that it will scrap its Covid-19 mask mandate from March 1. According to a Bloomberg report, this will bring an end to one of the world's longest..

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Families, traders rejoice as Ivory Coast border opens after years of Covid closure [Video]

Families, traders rejoice as Ivory Coast border opens after years of Covid closure

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China declares victory over Covid-19, calls it a miracle | Oneindia News [Video]

China declares victory over Covid-19, calls it a miracle | Oneindia News

China has declared victory over Covid-19 virus, months after it lifted the zero covid policy. #China #ZeroCovid #CovidinChina

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GOP-Led House Panel Investigates 'Weaponization' of Federal Agencies [Video]

GOP-Led House Panel Investigates 'Weaponization' of Federal Agencies

GOP-Led House Panel , Investigates 'Weaponization' , of Federal Agencies. NPR reports that a new House panel will hold its first hearing on February 9 as part of the Republican party's push for..

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No New Variants Emerged in Recent Chinese COVID Outbreak, Study Suggests [Video]

No New Variants Emerged in Recent Chinese COVID Outbreak, Study Suggests

No New Variants , Emerged in Recent Chinese, COVID Outbreak, Study Suggests. NBC reports that an analysis of COVID cases in Beijing suggests that China's recent outbreak did not lead to the..

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Claims of spike in poverty in India during Covid-19 patently false: Report


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Covid-19: 918 fresh infections reported, daily positivity at 2.08%

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