Yatra sees 90% pre-Covid level hotel bookings

Online travel services provider Yatra on Monday said it has reached 90 per cent of pre-Covid level hotel bookings and the upswing continues with the return of travel normalcy following relaxation of pandemic-related restrictions and the recent restarting of scheduled international flights after two years. The arrival of the summer travel season coupled with the … Read more

‘Eliminator’ countries with less Covid restrictions had better mental health outcomes: Lancet study

Countries that attempted to control COVID-19 transmission with stricter public restrictions had worse mental health outcomes than those which tried to suppress or eliminate COVID-19 transmission, according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health journal. The team led by researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada used data from two surveys of 15 … Read more

Top Covid-19 Updates: Too soon to end Covid curbs? US sees resurgence of new infections as BA.2 variant becomes dominant

March 24 Top Updates on Covid-19: India on Thursday reported 1,938 new Covid-19 infections and 67 fatalities, as per the data shared by the Union Health Ministry. Coronavirus March 24 Latest News: Coronavirus is resurging in parts of northeastern United States as its variant BA.2 has become dominant in the country, an AFP report quoted … Read more

Bengal Covid restrictions: Night curfew to be lifted on March 17 for Holi

The state had on February 14 reduced night curfew by one hour making it from 12 am to 5 am restricting movement of vehicles and people. West Bengal government on Thursday announced lifting of night curfew hours on March 17 to allow Holi festivities. On Thursday, a notification from the state secretariat said, “On the … Read more

For Millions, the Pandemic Isn’t Over: ‘We Are Indeed Stuck’

March 7, 2022 — As many people in the country prepare to ditch their masks, mingle more closely, and return to “normal,” not everyone can board that train. People who live with diseases or take medications that make their immune systems not work as well to protect them from infections are still at risk from … Read more

Services activity shows slight improvement, rises to 51.8 in February

Growth in India’s dominant services industry picked up less than expected in February despite an easing of COVID-19 restrictions, a private survey showed, while price pressures led firms to shed jobs at the quickest pace since July. Those inflationary effects will likely intensify as the survey was conducted before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which is … Read more

Delhi Covid Restrictions: DDMA likely to meet on Friday to discuss lifting of remaining Coronavirus curbs

Several restrictions like weekend curfew, half seating capacity in metro trains and buses, closure of multiplexes and cinemas, among others, were lifted by the authority in the recent past, with dissipation of the Omicron-fuelled third Covid wave. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority is expected to meet on Friday for a discussion to lift the remaining … Read more

Ottawa Declares State of Emergency Over Truckers COVID Protest

Feb. 7, 2022 Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson declared a state of emergency in the Canadian capital as trucker-led protests over COVID-19 pandemic safety measures spread across the nation. Between 200 and 250 big trucks have been parked on the streets in downtown Ottawa near parliament for more than a week, blocking interactions and paralyzing the … Read more

Covid-19 curbs extended till Feb 28 as positivity rate in 407 districts still above 10%, says MHA

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla reiterated that given the current situation all the states and Union Territories must observe all precautions and not let their guard down. The Union Home Ministry on Thursday extended the existing COVID-19 containment measures till February 28 in view of the wave of infections, driven by the Omicron variant, still … Read more

Kerala govt imposes fresh restrictions to contain rising Covid-19 cases

Restrictions will be imposed at district level on the basis of the number of people admitted to hospitals, the government said and authorised the Disaster Management Authority to divide the districts into three groups, A, B and C. The Kerala government on Thursday imposed fresh restrictions in the state as a preventive measure to contain … Read more