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Why Nipah Virus Keeps Returning To Kerala; Symptoms, Precautions; All You Need To Know | In Focus

An outbreak of rare but deadly Nipah virus has been detected in Kerala. Said to be 70% more fatal than Covid-19, Nipah has claimed 2 lives already. And as many as 45 people are under quarantine in districts other than Kozhikode. To stop the spread, the state has gone into a lockdown. Authorities have closed schools and offices. 100s of Kerala residents are being tested. This is the fourth such outbreak in the state since 2018. Why does Nipah keep returning to Kerala? What are the chances of the virus spreading to other states? Watch the full video to find out.

26 Sep 2023
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China reports major drop in virus cases in locked-down Xi’an

The National Health Commission announced just 35 new cases in Xi’an, home to the famed Terracotta Warriors statues along with major industries, down from 95 the day before

4 min read5 Jan 2022
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Covid-19: Austria ends lockdown restrictions for vaccinated people

The rules, which vary by region within the country, largely allow for the reopening of theaters, museums and other cultural and entertainment venues on Sunday. Shops will follow on Monday

1 min read12 Dec 2021
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Joe Biden on Omicron: Cause for concern, not panic, US not considering lockdown

President Joe Biden called the new Covid-19 variant omicron a cause for concern but not a cause for panic and said he was not considering any widespread US lockdown.

3 min read30 Nov 2021
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No Covid-19 lockdowns, vaccine passports in future, says UK Health Minister

UK Health Minister Sajid Javid said he does not expect the country to enter another lockdown to fight Covid-19

3 min read12 Sep 2021
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Sydney extends Covid-19 lockdown until September-end; night curfew in some areas

Sydney extends Covid-19 lockdown: Despite the third wave of infections from the Delta variant, Australia’s coronavirus numbers are relatively low

2 min read20 Aug 2021
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GAIL Q1 result: Net profit grows 500% to ₹1,530 cr as sales, margin rise

With an increase in the volume of gas transported through GAIL pipelines, the profitability from the business at ₹914.90 crore was up 27 per cent year-on-year

2 min read5 Aug 2021
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Sydney lockdown extended four weeks as Covid delta surge worsens

Morrison has defended his government’s vaccine strategy, saying an accelerated rollout puts it on track to provide enough jabs for all Australians who want them by the end of the year

2 min read28 Jul 2021
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’Please, please be cautious,’ urges Boris Johnson as England prepares to reopen

In a video address, Johnson defended the decision to lift Covid-19 restrictions across England, but asked people to maintain caution and get vaccinated

1 min read18 Jul 2021
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IMA threatens to move SC if Kerala allows Covid relaxations for Bakrid

IMA has expressed concerns that Kerala government’s relaxations ahead of Eid al-Adha, or Bakrid, will lead to mass gatherings that will worsen the Covid-19 situation in the state

1 min read18 Jul 2021
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