Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Covid pandemic


China’s latest source of unrest: Unpaid ‘zero Covid’ workers

January 17, 2023 2:36 pm

In the eastern city of Hangzhou, witnesses said several workers climbed on the roof of a test kit factory and threatened to jump to protest unpaid furloughs. And at a separate test manufacturing plant in the city, workers protested for days over a wage dispute.

WHO appeals to China to release more Covid-19 information

January 15, 2023 11:27 am

The announcement Saturday was the first official death toll since the ruling Communist Party abruptly dropped anti-virus restrictions in December despite a surge in infections that flooded hospitals.

India to raise priorities of Global South: Mandaviya

January 14, 2023 7:28 am

“India’s experience has reinforced the fact that capacity building of healthcare workers at various levels of governance, coupled with harnessing digital technology is the way forward,” Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.

Covid XBB, BQ lineages most common in international fliers

January 06, 2023 11:52 am

Additionally, travellers from six countries — China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, and Thailand — also need to upload a negative RT-PCR report from not more than 72 hour before boarding a flight.

COVID and your gut: how a healthy microbiome can reduce the severity of infection – and vice versa

January 04, 2023 1:24 pm

Just as the composition of our gut bacteria appears to influence how we fare with COVID, the reverse might also be true – a COVID infection could affect the make up of our gut bacteria. Specifically, it seems COVID might throw off the balance between “good” and “bad” microbes in a person's microbiome

2 sub-variants spur Covid surge in China: WHO

January 05, 2023 7:17 am

The statement by TAG-VE is based on two datasets – an analysis of more than 2,000 genomes of locally acquired infections sequenced since December 1, 2022 communicated by scientist from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and 773 sequences from mainland China available in the public domain.

Virus alert: Govt efforts to battle another Covid wave meaningless in absence of citizens' support

January 02, 2023 7:56 am

The government’s efforts would be rendered meaningless in the absence of support from the citizens. For the next few weeks, let us adhere to Covid-appropriate behaviour.

Senior officer in PMO holds Covid review meeting

December 31, 2022 11:14 pm

Mandatory RT-PCR before boarding for fliers coming from 6 nations from today

WHO asks China to regularly share data on Covid-19 situation

December 31, 2022 9:13 am

The global health agency has asked Chinese health officials to share data on genetic sequencing, hospitalisations, deaths and vaccinations.

Demand for private jets soared during pandemic, now on way down

December 31, 2022 2:11 pm

According to data compiled by the government-owned Airports Authority of India, the movement of private jets and helicopters showed a 16.5 per cent dip during April-November this year as compared to the same period last year.