Omicron spread: Vaccinate teens in mission mode, says PM Narendra Modi Coronavirus News 

Omicron spread: Vaccinate teens in mission mode, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chairing a high-level review meeting on Sunday, called for accelerating vaccination in the 15-18 age group in mission mode and ensuring adequate health infrastructure in districts. The review meeting, held to take stock of the country’s Covid preparedness, came on the day India registered around 160,000 cases and the daily positivity rate crossed 10 per cent. India has given the first dose of the Covid vaccine to 31 per cent the adolescents aged 15-18 years so far within seven days. The prime minister said even as…

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West Bengal announces fresh curbs, restricts flights from Mumbai, Delhi Coronavirus News 

Omicron spread: Curbs return to keep year-end celebrations muted again

By Administrator_India Capital Sands A day after the Centre asked states to activate war rooms to tackle the rising Omicron threat, state governments stepped up their guards with fresh curbs on religious and social gatherings. They also limited capacity in restaurants and bars, and ordered strict vigil on the ground. Delhi with 57 detected Omicron cases — which according to the health ministry is the highest count in any state – on Wednesday banned all cultural gatherings ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations. The city government has also capped the occupancy in restaurants,…

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Omicron variant three times more transmissible: Centre warns states Omicron variant 

Omicron variant three times more transmissible: Centre warns states

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The Centre has told states that the Omicron variant of coronavirus, based on current scientific evidence, is at least three times more transmissible than the Delta strain, asking them to ensure prompt and focused action if there is any sign of a surge. The Union health ministry has noted said that 200 cases of Omicron have been detected in the country, so far, with Maharashtra and Delhi reporting the most — 54 cases of the variant each. Of total Omicron cases in the country, 77 have been discharged or have recovered. In a letter…

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Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts in 2021 as economy recovers: Report Economic News 

Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts in 2021 as economy recovers

By Administration_ India Capital Sands Saudi Arabia said its spending plans for next year would be expansionary, as it leans more heavily on government-controlled funds to make up for cuts to a finance ministry budget battered by a decline in oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. The kingdom will stick to its plan to cut spending by 7.3 per cent in 2021 after its deficit widened dramatically this year, according to an annual budget statement released Tuesday. Spending is projected at 990 billion riyals ($264 billion). Revenue is expected to rise…

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UK at critical point in COVID-19 pandemic, top medical adviser says Coronavirus News 

UK at critical point in COVID-19 pandemic, top medical adviser says

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Britain is at a critical point in the COVID-19 pandemic and faces a very challenging winter, one of the government`s top medical advisers will warn at a public briefing on Monday. Cases in Britain are on the increase in what Prime Minister Boris Johnson has labelled a second wave of the virus, with large areas of the country subject to restrictions on social freedom and London expected to be next in line. “The trend in the UK is heading in the wrong direction and we are…

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