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Israel kills 33 including 12 women, 8 children in Gaza

Israel kills 33 including 12 women, 8 children in Gaza

Gaza City (Gaza Strip): Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 33 people Sunday, medics said, making it the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and the territory’s militant Hamas rulers nearly a week ago. A rescuer could be seen shouting into a hole in the […]

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Prevention of fungal infections key area of focus in treating COVID patients: AIIMS

Prevention of fungal infections key area of focus in treating COVID patients: AIIMS

New Delhi: Training in rural areas, good infection control practices in hospitals and prevention of fungal infections are the three areas of focus of the government in its treatment of those infected with coronavirus, AIIMS director Randeep Guleria said Saturday. Amid reports of the coronavirus pandemic spreading to rural areas, he said that COVID management […]

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Alarm: WHO says India COVID variant found in 44 countries

Alarm: WHO says India COVID variant found in 44 countries

New Delhi: The B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus first identified in India last year has been found in 44 countries, says the World Health Organization (WHO) which has classified it as a variant of concern’. The UN body routinely assesses if variants of SARS-CoV-2 result in changes in transmissibility and severity, or if they lead […]

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COVID vaccines don’t damage placenta, may be safe in pregnancy: Study

New Delhi: COVID-19 vaccines may be safe during pregnancy, suggests a study that found no evidence of injury to the placenta in pregnant women who received the preventive. The first-of-its-kind study, published on Tuesday in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, adds to the growing literature that COVID-19 vaccines are safe in pregnancy. “The placenta is […]

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Indian variant of COVID-19 not present in country: Pakistan

Indian variant of COVID-19 not present in country: Pakistan

Islamabad: The Indian variant of the coronavirus has not been found yet in Pakistan, a senior minister in-charge of the coronavirus task force has said, rejecting reports that the Indian strain of the virus reached Thailand from the country. According to reports, health authorities in Thailand on Monday confirmed the country’s first cases of the […]

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Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

Washington: COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as US regulators on Monday expanded use of Pfizer’s shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall. Shots could begin as soon as a federal vaccine advisory committee […]

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PM Modi will not attend G7 summit in person: MEA

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not travel to the UK to attend a summit of the G7 grouping in person in view of the prevailing coronavirus situation, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Tuesday. The G7 summit is scheduled to take place in Cornwall in the UK next month. “While appreciating […]

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153 Palestinians in hospital after Jerusalem holy site clash

153 Palestinians in hospital after Jerusalem holy site clash

Jerusalem: Israeli police firing tear gas, stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets clashed with Palestinian stone-throwers at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site on Monday, the latest in a series of confrontations that is pushing the contested city to the brink of eruption. More than a dozen tear gas canisters and stun grenades landed in the Al-Aqsa […]

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Pak govt to set new rules to meet FATF demands

Pak govt to set new rules to meet FATF demands

Islamabad: Pakistan, keen to exit from the grey list of the FATF, is set to introduce new rules relating to anti-money laundering cases and change the prosecution process to meet its remaining tough conditions, a media report said on Monday. Pakistan was put on the grey list by the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), […]

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Organ transplant recipients vulnerable even after vaccination: Study

New Delhi: Although two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine confer some protection for people who have received solid organ transplants, it’s still not enough to enable them to dispense with masks, physical distancing and other safety measures, according to a study. This is a follow-up study to an earlier one in which the researchers reported […]

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