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Centre reviews Public Health Preparedness with States/UTs in view of new COVID19 Variant (OMICRON) reported by WHO

Union Health Secretary, Shri Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting with States/UTs to review COVID-19 public health response measures and preparedness amid reports of Omicron variant of COVID19 across various…

Omicron poses very high global risk, world must prepare -WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) -The heavily mutated Omicron coronavirus variant is likely to spread internationally and poses a very high risk of infection surges that could have "severe consequences"…

Merkel, EU back WHO launching negotiations on pandemic pact as Omicron spreads

GENEVA (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday the World Health Organisation required reliable financing with higher donations from member states, and she backed it launching negotiations for…

UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron variant cases, Israel closes borders

By Costas Pitas, Madeline Chambers and Toby Sterling LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris…

NCC celebrating 73rd anniversary of its raising

Key Highlights NCC through Exercise-Yogdan effectively executed the assigned mission on COVID-19 Pandemic management Cadets & Associate NCC Officers led by example in activities such as ‘Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat’,…

COVID will continue to spread as people mix and travel – WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The SARS-CoV-2 virus will continue to spread intensely as societies return to the social mixing and mobility of a pre-pandemic period, the World Health Organisation's (WHO) emergency…

Germans, Austrians line up for shots as COVID cases soar across Europe

By Emma Thomasson and Francois Murphy BERLIN/VIENNA (Reuters) -Germans and Austrians are rushing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as infections soar across Europe and governments impose restrictions on the…

Factbox-Top pain points between U.S. and China as Xi, Biden meet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will hold an online meeting on Monday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, the most extensive leader-level talks between the two nations under the…

India and World Bank sign agreement to strengthen health systems in Meghalaya

Government of India, the Government of Meghalaya and the World Bank signed a $40 million health project for the state of Meghalaya on 28th October 2021. project will improve the quality…

EU leaders’ chairman cautiously optimistic on global treaty on pandemics

ROME (Reuters) - The chairman of European Union leaders said on Friday he was cautiously optimistic about the prospects of a global treaty on future pandemics, with the World Health…

G20 wants 70% of world vaccinated by mid-2022, sets up pandemic task force

By Jan Strupczewski and Andrea Shalal ROME (Reuters) -Finance and health ministers from the world's 20 biggest economies (G20) said on Friday they would take steps to ensure 70% of…

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

(Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Singapore looking into unusual surge after record cases Singapore's health ministry said it is looking into an…