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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Rising Covid cases dampen hopes of India box office touching Rs 2,000 crore in Q1 India 

Rising Covid cases dampen hopes of India box office touching Rs 2,000 crore in Q1

Just when India’s box office business was seeing a strong recovery, rising cases of Covid-19 and its new variant, Omicron, have slowed the growth momentum. The release of big-budget films has been pushed after some states asked theatres to close and others restricted capacity. These factors are once again putting pressure on the box-office business. According to film producer and trade business analyst Girish Johar, Indian films were estimated to earn Rs 1,500-2,000 crore during the first three months of 2022. However, the concerns over a likely third wave of coronavirus infections has dampened hopes of…

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West Bengal announces fresh curbs, restricts flights from Mumbai, Delhi Covid-19 

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

The West Bengal government on Sunday said flights from Mumbai and Delhi were being restricted to twice a week from January 5 as new Covid cases in the state mounted to 6,153 from 1,089 on December 29. In a letter to the civil aviation ministry, the state government said that in view of the rising Covid cases it had decided that with effect from January 5, all incoming domestic flights from Mumbai and Delhi to West Bengal will be temporarily allowed only twice a week on Monday and Friday till further orders. This is…

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