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India’s Covishield vaccination finally gets approval in UK; no quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers

New Delhi: Come Monday, Indian travellers to the United Kingdom (UK) will not be required to remain in isolation for 10 day, as had been mandated earlier, if they have received both the shots of Covid-19 vaccine Covishield. Announcing the development on Twitter, British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis wrote, “No quarantine for India...

International flight operations may resume from mid-June if situation improves: Centre

Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that international flight operations in the country may start by mid-June or end-July if the COVID-19 virus “behaves in a predictable manner”. He said this on Saturday afternoon, during an online discussion with the public to clarify norms governing “calibrated” restart of domestic flights from...

Guj to offer both free & paid quarantine facilities to repatriated Indians in state

The Gujarat government has decided to offer both paid and free institutional quarantine facilities for students and other travellers who are being repatriated from different countries of the world. The repatriated Indians who will be landing in Gujarat have to spend 14 days under quarantine to ensure that they have not been infected with coronavirus....

AMC commissioner Vijay Nehra under home quarantine for two weeks

Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner (AMC) Vijay Nehra has gone for two weeks of home quarantine after he came in contact with a Covid19 positive patient. Gujarat Maritime Board vice-chairman & CEO Mukesh Kumar has been given charge of the AMC until Nehra’s return. Dr Rajivkumar Gupta, additional chief secretary (forest & environment) has been given the...

Ahmedabad reports 75 coronavirus cases in 24-hours, 124 fresh cases across Gujarat takes tally to 432

In what could be a major cause of concern for the Gujarat government, 124 fresh cases of the virus were reported in the last 24-hours—the highest rise in a day so far—taking the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 432 in the state. No fresh death has been reported on Saturday and the death...

Tamil Nadu man breaks quarantine, runs naked, bites woman to death

A young man under home quarantine for coronavirus after return from Sri Lanka suddenly ran out of his house and fatally bit an 80-year old woman in his neighbourhood in a Tamil Nadu’s Jakkamanayakanpatti, police said. The woman with injuries in her neck was hospitalised late Friday after the incident but died on Saturday without...