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Coronavirus disease 2019: Disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first case was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease has since spread worldwide, leading to an ongoing pandemic.

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Teachers at no higher risk than other workers, minister says [Video]

Teachers at no higher risk than other workers, minister says

Children's Minister Vicky Ford says the government has been looking "really closely" at the risk of teachers catching Covid once they return to classrooms this week. However, it found they were at..

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Moradabad district administration starts women special 'COVID-19 vaccination center' [Video]

Moradabad district administration starts women special 'COVID-19 vaccination center'

The district administration of Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad city has arranged a special facility for women on the occasion of International Women's Day. They commenced women special 'COVID-19 vaccination..

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Kastellorizo: The tiny Greek island that's fully vaccinated and COVID-free [Video]

Kastellorizo: The tiny Greek island that's fully vaccinated and COVID-free

The locals are being careful, but they live in a more relaxed way. Anyone arriving on the island must take a rapid test.

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Women’s day: The ‘dual burden’ of India’s working women amid Covid pandemic [Video]

Women’s day: The ‘dual burden’ of India’s working women amid Covid pandemic

According to a report titled ‘Women @ Work’, published by Aspire For Her in partnership with Sustainable Advancements, working women in India were among the worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic...

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CNN10 - 3/8/21 [Video]

CNN10 - 3/8/21

Different states take different tacks concerning Covid, the pope makes a historic visit to Iraq, and a Japanese centenarian prepares to carry the Olympic torch.

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Experts warn of coronavirus superspreader spike [Video]

Experts warn of coronavirus superspreader spike

CNN’s Natasha Chen says officials across the US are warning of superspreader spikes as some states rollback Covid-19 safety precautions and reports of large gatherings increase.

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'Tunnel of Light' unveiled at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London [Video]

'Tunnel of Light' unveiled at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London

Light artists have unveiled an immersive art installation named the Tunnel of Light at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London, which was donated by Hyundai. It comes as the hospital celebrates..

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Resilience, research helped India lead global fight against COVID-19: Venkaiah Naidu [Video]

Resilience, research helped India lead global fight against COVID-19: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu attended the first Graduation Day Ceremony of ESIC Medical College at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on March 07. While addressing the event, VP Naidu said, "Resilience,..

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On GPS: the EU's sluggish vaccine rollout [Video]

On GPS: the EU's sluggish vaccine rollout

The Economist’s editor in chief, Zanny Minton-Beddoes and Fareed look back at why the European Union’s Covid vaccination campaign has stuttered.

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Rapid COVID tests available in German supermarkets as Europe records 1 million COVID cases [Video]

Rapid COVID tests available in German supermarkets as Europe records 1 million COVID cases

Europe recorded one million new COVID-19 cases last week, an increase that ended a six-week decline in infections.

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Mumbai: 100-yr-old woman vaccinated on her birthday, officials cut cake | Covid [Video]

Mumbai: 100-yr-old woman vaccinated on her birthday, officials cut cake | Covid

Prabhavati Khedkar, a centenarian, was vaccinated against Covid-19 on March 6. She was given the first jab at the BKC jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai. The inoculation coincided with her 100th..

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‘Covid vaccination done for free at govt hospitals in India’: PM Modi [Video]

‘Covid vaccination done for free at govt hospitals in India’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Covid-19 vaccination was being done for free at government hospitals. PM Modi was addressing Janaushadhi Diwas celebrations via video conferencing. “We are proud of..

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COVID vaccination done for free at govt hospitals in India: PM Modi [Video]

COVID vaccination done for free at govt hospitals in India: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 7500th Janaushadhi Kendra at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong. The event took place via..

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COVID-19: India records over 2.9 crore vaccination [Video]

COVID-19: India records over 2.9 crore vaccination

As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on March 07 reported single-day spike of 18,711 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 100 deaths in the same..

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Covid-19 lockdown linked to uptick in tobacco use: Study [Video]

Covid-19 lockdown linked to uptick in tobacco use: Study

A new study has found that pandemic-related anxiety, boredom, and irregular routines were cited as major drivers of increased nicotine and tobacco use during the initial Covid-19 lockdown. The findings..

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Senate passes Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan [Video]

Senate passes Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan

The Senate on Saturday passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan in a party-line vote after an all-night session that saw Democrats battling among themselves over jobless aid and..

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Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are the six states that cumulatively account for 86.25 per cent of the new coronavirus cases reported in the past 24 hours, the Health..
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Covid cases rise for third week running, up by 10% in 7 days

India’s Covid-19 cases surged by 10% in the just concluded week, registering a rise for the third week running although the increase had slowed a bit from the 19% growth seen in the previous seven..
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UK records another drop in COVID infections as number of first jabs hits 22.2 million

The UK has recorded another drop in COVID infections, with 5,177 reported in the last 24 hours.
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‘Lack of fear, pandemic fatigue’? Why Covid cases are rising in Maharashtra


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Centre should increase spending on Covid-19 research: Ashok Gehlot


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We are in the endgame of Covid-19 pandemic in India: Harsh Vardhan


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Dalai Lama given first COVID vaccine dose - as he urges others to be brave

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The Dalai Lama has received his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. 
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COVID-19: THESE government employees to be reimbursed for vaccine 'medical expenses'

Government has decided that employees who are insured by United India Insurance Corporation Limited, will be reimbursed the Covid 19 vaccination cost.
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Covid-19: ‘Test, track, treat’, states told as cases rise


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More than 2 crore Covid vaccine doses administered


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MPs & family members to get Covid shots from March 9


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Covid-19: India sees 18,700 new cases, highest in almost 2 months

Daily cases of Covid-19 in India continued to inch upward, with Saturday’s count at a 59-day high of over 18,700 as Maharashtra logged more than 10,000 cases for the second day running. Deaths from..
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Remove PM Modi’s image from vaccine certificates: Election Commission to government

The Election Commission has asked the health ministry to exclude the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Covid-19 vaccination certificates being issued to beneficiaries in poll-bound West..
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People aged 56 to 59 in England invited to book in for a COVID jab from next week

People aged 56 to 59 in England are being invited to book in for a COVID jab, as the NHS vaccination programme continues to gather pace.
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COVID-19: Centenarian vaccinated with Covishield at Delhi hospital

The beneficiary was given the Serum Institute of India's (SII) 'Covishield' vaccine which did not cause him any side effect.
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UK records 158 COVID deaths and 6,040 cases in last 24 hours

The UK has recorded 158 coronavirus-related deaths and 6,040 cases in last 24-hour period, according to government figures.
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Charles hails 'courage' of Commonwealth during pandemic as hype builds over Sussexes' Oprah interview

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The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to the "extraordinary determination, courage and creativity" of people throughout the Commonwealth during the COVID crisis, as the Royal Family carry on with their..
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Rangers fans criticised for gathering outside Ibrox despite lockdown rules

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Fans of Rangers Football Club have been criticised for gathering in large numbers outside their stadium despite COVID lockdown rules.
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Lack of Covid appropriate behaviour possible cause of Maharashtra case surge: Govt report

The report also suggested that the health machinery of the state may have become lax after cases came down after September 2020.
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COVID-19: Night curfew imposed in THIS city of Punjab amid rising cases

Punjab CM had ordered a slew of restrictions, including capping limit on indoor and outdoor gatherings to tackle COVID-19 disease spread.
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Greece invites Britons to start booking holidays as it targets 40 islands for vaccinations

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Greece's tourism minister has said Britons hoping for a summer holiday in the country can start booking as it prioritises giving the COVID vaccine to the inhabitants of around 40 small islands.
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Rajasthan makes COVID negative report mandatory for people from THESE states, details here

A COVID-19 negative report from an RT-PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to entering Rajasthan is mandatory for people coming from these four states.
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Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

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SC to commence hybrid physical hearing of cases from March 15

The Supreme Court, which is hearing cases through video-conferencing since March last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will commence hybrid physical hearing from March 15. The apex court has issued..
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Many institutions in Mumbai closed as Maharashtra records 10,216 new COVID cases in single day

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Remove PM Modi's image from Covid vaccination certificates in poll-bound states: EC to health ministry

The Election Commission has asked the Union health ministry to remove the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Covid-19 vaccination certificates being issued to beneficiaries in poll-bound..
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Daily Covid cases top 18,000, Maharashtra count hits over 10,000


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'Vital tool' for staying afloat: All businesses in England to be given free rapid COVID tests

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COVID test kits will be made available free of charge to small firms as well as larger companies, in a move aimed at giving employers and staff peace of mind.
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Chaos on Pune-bound flight after passenger claims of being Covid positive


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India-Sweden summit: 'Made in India' COVID-19 vaccines provided to 50 countries - PM Modi

Speaking at virtual India-Sweden summit alongside Sweden PM Stefan Lofven, PM Modi extended condolences for the lives lost due to COVID-19 in Sweden.
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COVID cases continue to fall in England with 1 in 220 testing positive outside hospitals

Coronavirus infection rates are continuing to fall across England, with one in 220 people testing positive for the virus outside of hospital, latest figures show.
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Pope arrives in Iraq for historic first-ever papal trip to nation despite security and COVID fears

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The Pope has arrived in Iraq for an historic weekend visit which carries both symbolism and risk.
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1% pay rise for NHS staff 'the most' the government can afford, says minister

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Bolsonaro tells Brazil to 'stop whining' over COVID despite world's second highest death toll

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Hike in platform ticket rates 'temporary measure' to prevent overcrowding at stations: Railways

Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Railways has termed the hike in platform ticket rates as a "temporary measure" in the interest of the safety of passengers and to prevent..
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With focus on COVID crisis, sustainable technologies, India-Sweden virtual summit to be held today

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Cyprus will let British tourists who have had both COVID vaccination doses into the country without restrictions from 1 May.
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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), led by prof Utpal Tatu of the Department of Biochemistry have found a set of new proteins unique to Covid-19, including a key protein that..
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Italy and EU block Oxford vaccine shipment to Australia

Italy and the European Commission have blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine destined for Australia.
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