Tuesday, October 19, 2021


New Covid-19 strain detected in Pakistan’s Sindh

The Sindh Health Department took samples of 12 UK returnees for genotyping out of which six were found to be Covid-19 positive, Geo News reported.

New Covid variant existed in Germany since Nov: Report

German national daily Die Welt said that researchers at Hannover Medical School detected the new variant in samples of an elderly patient who teted positive around November and later died

Post-Brexit trade deal new starting point: Johnson

I welcomed the importance of the UK/EU Agreement as a new starting point for our relationship, between sovereign equals, British Pm tweeted

Pfizer delays vaccine deliveries to 8 EU nations: Spain

The Spanish branch of Pfizer informed Madrid on Sunday night of the delay in shipments to the eight nations due to a "problem in the loading and shipment process" at its plant in Belgium, the health ministry said in a statement.

2021: A year of adventure?

After a year of staying home, travellers look forward to embark on long-haul journeys

Each year 1,000 Pakistani girls forcibly converted to Islam

Human rights activists say the practice has accelerated during lockdowns, when girls are out of school and more visible, bride traffickers are more active on the Internet and families are more in debt

Trump signs Tibet policy, stops China from installing own Dalai Lama

This is a decision that strengthened the American policy on Tibet and reaffirmed the government's steadfast support for the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration

WHO warns of scams related to Covid funding

Criminals are using email, websites, phone calls, text messages and even fax messages for their scams

Haiti’s cocoa growers demand recognition

The developing cocoa industry is earning better incomes for farmers

Fast-food stall unearthed

The 2,000-year-old bar frozen in Pompeii ash gives clues on Roman snacking habits

Wars, instability pose challenges for Covid vaccine in poor nations

Wars and insurgencies endanger vaccinators in poor nations across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America

Harsher Covid curbs now apply to millions more in UK

Besides England, lockdowns were also introduced in Scotland and Northern Ireland, while restrictions that were eased for Christmas Day in Wales were re-imposed on Saturday

Florist helps prisoners send Xmas gifts

Hong Kong-based Elise Ip is helping families connect through her project 'Send Flowers With You'

France confirms first case of UK virus variant

The first French case -- found in a citizen living in Britain who arrived from London on December 19 -- is asymptomatic and self-isolating at home

EU begins vaccine rollout as new virus strain spreads

Pandemic has claimed more than 1.7 million lives and is still running rampant in much of the world, but the recent launching of innoculation campaigns has boosted hopes that 2021 could bring a respite
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