UK PM Boris Johnson greets India on R-Day, says working together to eliminate Covid
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 Boris Johnson was due to be in New Delhi as the chief guest at the annual parade to mark the India's 71st Republic Day but had to call off the visit to focus on the domestic crisis unleashed by the emergence of a new, deadlier variant of coronavirus in the UK at the end of last year.
Boris Johnson said arguments about a referendum on Scottish independence were“completely irrelevant” as the UK battled the coronavirus pandemic. The PrimeMinister again insisted the 2014 vote was a once-in-a-generation referendumand there was no advantage in “pointless constitutional...
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he still expected the road map for easing England’s restrictions would be irreversible.He told reporters at a school in Stoke-on-Trent: “What we are doing is embarking now on a journey, a one-way road map to freedom and it is designedly cautious in order to be irreversible."
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said a "massive effort" is under way to prevent new coronavirus variants spreading. "If you look at what we have done in the case of the South African variant, a massive effort went in there" he said, "The same is going on now to contain any spread of the Brazilian variant." Health officials are currently looking for a person in the UK who is infected with a worrying Brazil variant of Covid-19 in a bid to stop it spreading into the wider community. It is thought the individual was tested on February 12 or 13, possibly via a home postal test or a test collected from a local authority. The Prime Minister added that there is "no reason not to think that our vaccines are effective against these variants of concern at the present time" and Public Health England "don't think that there is a threat to the wider public". Mr Johnson made the comments during a visit to a primary school in Stoke-on-Trent ahead of all pupils returning to the classroom on March 8. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson has defended the Government’s measures to prevent new variants being imported into the country, despite the detection of cases of the Brazilian strain of coronavirus.The Prime Minister told reporters: “We have got one of the toughest border regimes anywhere in the world for stopping people coming in to this country who may have variants of concern.”
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Phase 2 of India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched in high-profile manner on March 1 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi becoming one of the first beneficiaries. The second phase of the programme involves inoculation of those aged 60 and above, and those aged 45+ with comorbidities. The process for registration involves entry of mobile number and identity card details on the government's dedicated Co-win platform. India currently has 2 vaccines in use - Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, and Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield, being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Watch the full video for more.
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Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 situation in the country, Union Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Choubey, on March 01 said that in guise of Lord Hanuman, PM Modi brought 'sanjeevani booti' for common people to eliminate COVID-19. "Prime Minister has set a precedent by taking COVID-19 Vaccine today. The indigenous vaccine is a living example of self-reliant India. In guise of Lord Hanuman, Prime Minister has brought in 'sanjeevani booti' for common people to eliminate COVID-19," said MoS Health.
The BJP has swept the municipal polls in Gujarat with a winning performance in elections to six municipal corporations of Gujarat, winning Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Surat. Disha Ravi, the 22-year-old climate activist arrested February 13 was granted bail by a Delhi Sessions Court on Tuesday afternoon with two sureties of ₹ 1 lakh each. A meeting was held at the Prime Minister's Office today to review the coronavirus situation in the country amid a surge in cases over the past few days. Lakha Sidhana, who is wanted in connection with the violence in Delhi on Republic Day, attended a public meeting in Punjab's Bathinda on Tuesday in support of the ongoing farmers' agitation.
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The restoration work of Seto Macchindranath Temple, one of the 28 heritage sites which will be reconstructed with the help of India's assistance, has begun on Sunday in Kathmandu. Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra along with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyawali and Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Bidya Sundar Shakya jointly carried out 'Bhoomi Pooja' for the restoration of Seto Machindranath temple. The conservation work of Seto Machindranath temple is the first of the 28 cultural heritage conservation and restoration projects being undertaken by the Indian government. New Delhi has committed a sum of 580 crores for cultural heritage sector. All the 28 sites were identified by Nepal Government and both India and Nepal signed Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) in August 2017. The Seto Machindranath Temple will be conserved as per Nepal's Ancient Monument Preservation Act, and the Department of Archaeology's Basic Guidelines and Manual for conservation and reconstruction of heritage affected by the 2015 earthquake using material close to the original building material at the time of its construction as per the traditional ethos, local traditions, and values that sustain and enriches such living heritage sites in Nepal. The temple located in the heart of Kathmandu city is visited by Hindus and Buddhist devotees to worship Seto Machindranath are considered to be one of the Protectors of the Kathmandu Valley.
Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh assumed office of Command of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) at Eastern Naval Command headquarters in Visakhapatnam. He took charge as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of Eastern Naval Command from Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain. New ENC was honoured with a ceremonial parade at the Naval Base. The parade was attended by all Flag Officers and Commanding Officers of ships, submarines and naval establishments. Atul Kumar Jain has been transferred to New Delhi to assume charge as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS in New Delhi. PM Mod also appealed to all those who are eligible to get inoculated. Sister P Niveda, from Puducherry, administered Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN to the prime minister, as per sources. “Took my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against Covid-19,” PM Modi tweeted after taking the vaccine shot. “I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India Covid-19 free!” he said. The prime minister also posted a picture of himself taking the first dose of the vaccine in which he is seen sporting a Assamese 'gamocha' and getting inoculated with a smile on his face. Watch the full video for more.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that he was very optimistic that all COVID-19 restrictions in England would end on June 21, and added that the government would hold a review into..