New Delhi: With five new COVID-19 variant cases having been detected in India and a resurgence in the number of new cases, state governments across the country are looking at a fresh set of restrictions and guidelines. The new strains, some imported and a few found locally have become a major cause for concern among the people. The new variants which came from outside the country include those from UK, South Africa and Brazil. Apart from these, 'N440K' and 'E484Q' variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana. Researchers are working to find out how the new strains are different from the original and if they affect infected patients in different ways. Are the symptoms of COVID-19 strains different? The new COVID-19 strains have exhibited similar symptoms to that caused by the original variant but have some new ones too. The usual symptoms of COVID-19 include continuous cough, chest pains, fever, a loss of taste and smell, aches … [Read more...] about Symptoms of new COVID-19 strains: How are they different from old variant?
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Seven of the latest patients are in Hai Duong province, the epicentre of the nation’s most recent COVID-19 outbreak. Each of the individuals are F1 contacts that came into close contact with previously-confirmed COVID-19 patients. The one remaining imported case is a 25-year-old woman who is being isolated to receive treatment at the General Hospital based in Tay Ninh province after her test result came back positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Following the detection of seven new cases, the number of locally-transmitted cases in Hai Duong, the nation’s largest COVID-19 hotspot, reached 643 since the virus was first detected in the country late last month. Among the patients currently undergoing treatment, a total of 196 cases have since tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus at least once, with the majority recording negative results either two or three times. Furthermore, both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s two major cities, are poised to allow schools to reopen … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Seven additional local infections recorded in Hai Duong
The initial batch of 117,000 COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca arrived in the country on February 24. They are to be prioritised specifically for those on the frontline of the fight against the pandemic, including medical workers, doctors, nurses, contact tracers, and officials on COVID-19 prevention and control committees. The second batch, expected to arrive within the first half of this year, will be made up of 1.5 million additional doses, of which 1.2 million will be provided by COVAX, with the rest made up of those by AstraZeneca. These doses will also be prioritised for those on the frontline of the fight against the pandemic, with the addition of diplomatic personnel, customs officers, immigration officers, and soldiers. The third batch is set to arrive within the second quarter and will include 8.2 million additional doses from AstraZeneca. Soldiers who have are not inoculated during the second wave of vaccines, along with police officers, teachers, and the elderly, those … [Read more...] about Seven batches of COVID-19 vaccines set to arrive in Vietnam
Remaining six shipments of Covid-19 vaccine to arrive in Vietnam by early 2022 The Saigon Times The first shipment of the Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Vietnam on February 24. Vietnam is set to receive seven shipments of 150 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine – PHOTO: MOH HCMC – Vietnam is set to receive seven shipments totaling 150 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine by early next year, with the first of over 117,000 doses having arrived in HCMC yesterday, February 24. The remaining six shipments will be shipped to the country from now until early 2022, the local media reported. Some 1.5 million doses of vaccine, with some 1.2 million doses set to be provided by Covax Facility and some 363,000 doses by British drugmaker AstraZeneca, will be transported to Vietnam in the first and second quarters. These doses of the second shipment will be given to frontline workers, diplomatic and customs officials and soldiers. In the third shipment, Vietnam will buy 8.2 … [Read more...] about Remaining six shipments of Covid-19 vaccine to arrive in Vietnam by early 2022
advertisement advertisement advertisement Every year, my mother and I meet up for an ad hoc Oktoberfest. We find a restaurant with big beers, Thuringer sausages, and sauerkraut. We toast, sing songs, and tell stories. And while I know both of us would attest that this one-night ritual makes us happier all year long, it’s still nice to finally have the scientific proof. advertisement advertisement Because according to new research from Washington State University, published in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management , people who celebrate Oktoberfest in Munich report an increased life satisfaction from the experience. And while lederhosen, Wiener schnitzel, and flying to Germany might not be your thing, know that this benefit is by no means restricted to Oktoberfest itself. “Oktoberfest is one of what I would call ‘crucial events’ that are tied to improving quality of life perceptions when they are … [Read more...] about Here’s scientific proof that we all need to party when COVID-19 ends