New climate-based solutions for eliminating malaria in India

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday partnered with Malaria No More, a non-governmental organisation, to launch an expert committee that will explore and advance climate-based solutions for eliminating malaria in India. The India Interagency Expert Committee on Malaria and Climate (IEC) […]



Colombian Prez receives 1st dose of Covid vax

Bogota, June 14 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque confirmed he has received his first dose of a jab against Covid-19 and said that the National Vaccination Plan is continuing its fight to immunise 35 million people in the country. In a statement on Sunday, Duque thanked doctors and health personnel for helping thousands of patients […]

Argentina extends border closure to June 25

Buenos Aires, June 13 (IANS) The Argentinean government has decided to extend the closure of the country’s borders to non-resident foreigners until June 25 in an attempt to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The measure announced on Saturday also allows the continuation of suspension of all direct flights to and from the UK […]

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AstraZeneca jab authorised for all age-groups, says EMA

Brussels, June 14 (IANS) AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine remains authorised for all populations, European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said. The clarification camme after Italian newspaper La Stampa earlier quoted Marco Cavaleri, head of the EMA’s vaccine strategy, recommending a stop to administration of AstraZeneca’s Covid shots in Europe to people aged over 60 and younger age […]

13 people dead, 16 wounded in S.Sudan clashes

Juba, June 14 (IANS) Inter-communal clashes have left 13 people dead and 16 others injured in South Sudan’s restive region of Lakes state, local police said. Elijah Mabor Makuach, police spokesperson in the state, said on Sunday they have deployed soldiers to restore calm following fighting which started on Saturday between the Gony and Theyieth […]

Zimbabwe imposes lockdown in two more districts

Harare, June 14 (IANS) The Zimbabwean government has announced a two-week localised lockdown for Hurungwe and Kariba districts in Mashonaland West Province following a spike in Covid-19 infections. The development comes after the government extended a localized lockdown for Kwekwe district in the Midlands Province after detecting the highly transmissible Delta variant first detected in […]

Zimbabwe to strengthen Covid preventive measures

Harare, June 13 (IANS) Zimbabwe has decided to strengthen anti-CCovid-19 measures from Monday, banning all social gatherings and enforcing mandatory testing of travellers from hotspot countries, following a surge in infections and deaths in recent weeks. “The last seven days have seen 596 new cases and 26 deaths as compared to the same period in […]