What to Expect: England expect a similar pitch to the opening Test which should mean an increasing amount of turn as the game goes on. First innings runs are going to be paramount and the toss vital. Batting last will not be for the fainthearted. The forecast is better for the second Test, with rain likely on day one but not the rest of the game. That will hopefully mean fewer interruptions than the first Test and no need for early starts, which will be welcomed by those getting up to watch the action at 4.30am in England. Even earlier starts than that are really not fun. … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka out to protect crumbling Galle fortress
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At a press conference, Clemens Stockklausner, deputy medical director of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen hospital, said it is too early to tell if the mutations in the new strain "will be of clinical relevance", and it remains unclear whether the variant is either more transmissible or aggressive. … [Read more...] about Dozens in Germany infected with variant
There are only about 20 days until Tet, so more people are out and about shopping. To ensure safety, Tran Van Chung, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Health, said that inspectors would focus on checking food businesses’ COVID-19 prevention and control in supermarkets, restaurants, shopping malls and markets. Those that fail to comply with pandemic preventive measures would be penalised. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS JANUARY 21
"We requested Mr. Pawar to help obtain exemption from institutional isolation for these players. They have been in quarantine since August and have also had regular Covid tests. The exemption was obtained at around midnight (on Wednesday)," an MCA official, who was at the airport to receive the victorious members from Australia, told Cricbuzz. A large media contingent was also present at the airport. … [Read more...] about Maha govt grants quarantine exemption for Rahane and Co.
READ ALSOIlorin Rainstorm: Kwara disburses N92.5m to victims The research findings, published by the highly reputable public health journal JAMA Network Open, are based on information from confirmed COVID-19 cases provided by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, from February 27 to July 21 2020 and Nigeria specific mobility data from Google in the same period. … [Read more...] about Lockdown averted 5.8m COVID-19 infections in Nigeria – RESEARCH