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MHA ends COVID-19 containment measures from Mar 31; wearing of face mask to continue

New Delhi, Mar 23 (PTI) In view of the continuous dip in coronavirus cases, the home ministry has decided to end all COVID-19 containment measures from March 31, two years…

Taliban restrict Afghans going abroad, raises concern from U.S. and UK

KABUL (Reuters) -The Taliban administration's announcement that it would restrict Afghans from leaving the country under certain circumstances drew concern from the United States and the United Kingdom this week…

China urges local govts to minimize impact from COVID-19 curbs over Lunar New Year

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's state planner on Sunday urged local governments to minimise the impact from COVID-19 restrictions over the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday to help a rebound in…

India’s capital New Delhi bans Christmas, New Year celebrations over Omicron fears

By Neha Arora and Aftab Ahmed NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's capital New Delhi on Wednesday banned Christmas and other celebrations ahead of New Year to contain a possible surge…

Kazakhstan moves to restrict foreign social media usage

NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's parliament approved a bill on Wednesday requiring owners of foreign social media and messaging apps to set up offices in the country or risk being blocked…

S.Korea planning to live ‘more normally’ with COVID-19 after October

By Sangmi Cha SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is drawing up a plan on how to live more normally with COVID-19, expecting 80% of adults to be fully vaccinated by…

Fully vaccinated persons from India can enter Switzerland without COVID test, quarantine, announces Swiss government

Zurich [Switzerland], June 29 (ANI): As Switzerland relaxed COVID-related restrictions from June 26, the government's Federal Council of Public Health has informed that persons from countries with a variant of…

J-K govt cancels this year’s Amarnath Yatra due to COVID-19 pandemic

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 21 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to cancel this year's Amarnath Yatra but all the traditional religious rituals will be performed…