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COVID-19 pandemic leaving behind complex legacies that will need to be tackled: IMF official

The COVID-19 pandemic is leaving behind complex legacies that will need to be tackled, a top IMF official said on Wednesday, as he underlined the need for policies that must remain agile and respond flexibly as the situation may require. The pandemic has affected almost every country in the world and has left national economies […]

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Relaxing age limit for COVID vaccine: Centre rejects demand to vaccinate all above 18 years

The government on Tuesday rejected suggestions to immediately open up Covid-19 vaccination for all above 18 years of age on grounds that it needed to prioritise the vulnerable groups. This demand was raised by Maharashtra and Delhi chief ministers in the wake of a surge in new infections. “Let us understand that the basic aim […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Delhi records this year’s biggest single-day jump of 5,506 cases – The Economic Times

!1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates total of 60 students at IIT Roorkee tested positive for COVID19 in the last few days. 5 hostels have been sealed after students tested positive. Mumbai reports 10,428 new cases, 6007 recoveries and 23 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases 4,82,760 Total recoveries 3,88,011 Death toll […]

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Eurozone unemployment stable, no jobs crisis for now

The level of unemployment in the eurozone did not change in February, official data showed on Tuesday, as national schemes to keep companies afloat held off the worst effects of the pandemic. Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, said unemployment was at 8.3 percent in the 19 countries that use the euro single currency, the same […]

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Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections resurgence

Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide crossed 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the latest global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is challenging vaccination efforts across the globe. Worldwide COVID-19 deaths are rising once again, especially in Brazil and India. Health officials blame more infectious variants that were first detected in the United Kingdom and […]

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Boris Johnson expected to unveil COVID passports, travel traffic lights for UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to unveil a series of measures later on Monday as part of plans to start unlocking the UK from its coronavirus lockdown, including so-called COVID passports for mass events and a traffic lights system for foreign travel. After a Cabinet meeting to finalise the latest set of plans, Johnson […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: PM Modi to interact with CMs on Thursday over COVID situation, vaccination drive – The Economic Times

!1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Madhya Pradesh reports 3,398 COVID-19 cases, 2,064 recoveries; 15 die Delhi records 3,548 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths in a day; positivity rate rises to 5.54 pc: Health Bulletin Delhi government designates the following number of beds in the hospitals: In view of the increase in COVID […]

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In an apology, Amazon admits some drivers have to ‘pee in bottles’

E-commerce giant Amazon has apologized to a US lawmaker after falsely denying that some of its drivers are forced at times to urinate in plastic bottles. The flap started last week with a tweet from Mark Pocan, a Democrat from Wisconsin. “Paying workers $15/hr doesn’t make you a ‘progressive workplace’ when you union-bust & make […]