China censors news of harsh conditions in Covid quarantine camps in Tibet

China censors news of harsh conditions in Covid quarantine camps in Tibet

China censors news of harsh conditions in Covid quarantine camps in Tibet Gontse, a teacher of the Tibetan language, was arrested on August 14 at his home in Khyungchu county in Sichuan’s Ngaba (in Chinese Aba) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, RFA reported. “No information is available on his current whereabouts or where he is being detained,” … Read more

China adopts draconian measures to enforce Covid policy: Tibetan administration

China adopts draconian measures to enforce Covid policy: Tibetan administration

The mismanagement of the pandemic outbreak in Tibet only exposes Beijing’s failed Covid-policy implementation resulting in the endangerment of Tibetan lives. It said in an attempt to present itself as a role model in curbing the outbreak, China is downright disregarding the safety and security of Tibetans in need of medical assistance and Covid care … Read more

Spanish PM tests positive for Covid

Spanish PM tests positive for Covid

Sanchez confirmed the news in a Twitter post, saying “this morning, I have tested positive for COVID-19,” adding although he would not be able to assist a planned Socialist Party event close to Barcelona, he would “continue working, taking maximum precautions.” The news came just 24 hours before Spain begins its campaign to give a … Read more

Pfizer CEO tests positive for Covid again

Pfizer CEO tests positive for Covid again

On the microblogging site, Bourla said, “while we have made great progress, the virus is still with us”. According to CNN, the CEO said he did not get the updated Covid-19 booster shot yet because he had been waiting for three months after his previous infection. He tested positive earlier for the virus in August. … Read more

India reports 4,777 fresh Covid infection, 23 deaths

India reports 4,777 fresh Covid infection, 23 deaths

In the same period, the country has recorded 23 more Covid-related deaths, taking the national fatalities tally to 5,28,510 as per the report. Meanwhile, the active caseload of the country presently stands at 43,994 cases, accounting for 0.10 per cent of the country’s total positive cases. The recovery of 5,196 patients in the last 24 … Read more

Several states score poor on coverage of Covid precaution doses

Several states score poor on coverage of Covid precaution doses

The special 75-day campaign for administering free precaution doses will complete its duration in less than two weeks on September 30. As per the government data (as on September 24), Haryana, Punjab and Jharkhand recorded a coverage of 11 per cent, 10 per cent and 10 per cent respectively of the eligible population for the … Read more

Long Covid changes Americans’ understanding of ‘disabled’: Report

Long Covid changes Americans' understanding of 'disabled': Report

In an article tilted “Long Covid Is Going to Change How We Talk About Disability,” the website “sheknows” said the prevalence of long Covid has made some lose their taste or smell, while many other affected people have found themselves permanently disabled. The article added that long Covid symptoms include severe fatigue, heart palpitations, a … Read more

WHO warns against Covid complacency, urges for life-saving action

WHO warns against Covid complacency, urges for life-saving action

“(Covid-19) pandemic is not over, but the end is in sight … Being able to see the end does not mean we are at the end,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reiterated at a press briefing on Thursday. He cited as reasons that the pandemic is still inflicting a death toll of 10,000 per week, … Read more