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Australian cricketers exit quarantine after fleeing India | Cricket News – Times of India
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Australian cricketers exit quarantine after fleeing India | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australian cricketers who fled Covid-ravaged India when the IPL was suspended earlier this month were released from quarantine in Sydney on Monday, after spending 14 days isolating in hotel rooms. Steve Smith, David Warner and Pat Cummins were among the players, coaches and officials who completed the mandatory quarantine period after returning on a charter flight from the Maldives. Warner posted videos on his Instagram account that showed him reuniting with his daughters, before adding a clip of the ocean captioned "It's great to be home". Fast bowler Jason Behrendorff told public broadcaster ABC it was "nice to have some fresh air" after leaving quarantine. "It's always tough being stuck somewhere, and knowing that we're able to get home was a relief, and now we're out of quar...
WTC Final: Preparations are going strong, excitement is building up, says Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India
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WTC Final: Preparations are going strong, excitement is building up, says Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India opener Mayank Agarwal is extensively preparing for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand in Southampton and is pretty much excited for the summit clash. Mayank on Thursday shared a picture in Team India's new training jersey. The right-handed batsman can be seen smiling as he poses for the picture. "Preparations are going strong and the excitement is building up," Mayank captioned the post on his Instagram story. India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja shared pictures of his quarantine routine and also posted a picture in the new training kit. Mayank and Jadeja are gearing up for the WTC final and are quarantined as Team India prepares to leave for the UK tour. After completing the two-week quarantine in Mumbai, the team will undergo another 10-day quaranti...
WATCH: Indian cricketers sweat it out in quarantine ahead of UK tour | Cricket News – Times of India
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WATCH: Indian cricketers sweat it out in quarantine ahead of UK tour | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Indian cricketers might be in quarantine ahead of the UK tour, but they are sweating it out in the gym to ensure they are fit and ready to go once they get out of quarantine in England ahead of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton. Taking to Twitter, BCCI posted a video of the players working out in the gym which read: "Getting stronger each day!" Getting stronger each day! 💪💪#TeamIndia https://t.co/0bZFml1gxL— BCCI (@BCCI) 1622006072000The BCCI has also ensured that the cricketers will get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccines in England under the guidance of the UK health department. "The team has already taken the first dose here after the government opened the vaccination process for all above 18. The second dose will be administered ...
No hard quarantine for Indian football team in Qatar: Report | Football News – Times of India
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No hard quarantine for Indian football team in Qatar: Report | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian football team will not have to go through a hard quarantine of 10 days when they reach Qatar for a preparatory camp and the 2022 World Cup qualifiers that follow in June. According to a report in Goal.com, the Indian contingent will have to remain in the bio-secure environment and have to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 protocols put in place by the organisers. The Indian side is gearing up for the matches and they would be able to start training immediately on arriving in Qatar. 🚨 𝙐𝙋𝘿𝘼𝙏𝙀 🚨The #BlueTigers 🐯 will soon be leaving for Qatar 🇶🇦 for the preparatory camp ahead of the June Qualifie… https://t.co/yYMP1sfgPh— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) 1620965301000According to Goal, the Blue Tigers will have to produce a negative coronavirus test result before ...
Google to show Covid-19 travel advisory, destination ideas and more in Search – Times of India
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Google to show Covid-19 travel advisory, destination ideas and more in Search – Times of India

Technology giant Google had added new travel tools to the Search. These include features like Covid-19 travel advisories and updates to Explore tab. Whenever a user searches for travel information like flights, hotels or things to do, Google Search will show COVID-19 related travel advisories or restrictions for the destination. It will also provide information like whether one needs to quarantine upon arrival or provide proof of test results or immunization records. To get these updates, a user needs to be signed into their Google account. He/She will need to toggle “Receive an email if this guidance changes.” He/She will then be notified when restrictions are added, lifted or reduced. Another feature added is the redesigned Explore tab on google.com/travel. It will now show more desti...
Srinagar hoteliers told to identify 2 rooms as quarantine centres for Covid +ve tourists | India News – Times of India
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Srinagar hoteliers told to identify 2 rooms as quarantine centres for Covid +ve tourists | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: In the wake of rising Covid-19 cases in J&K, especially in Srinagar, Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Khan on Tuesday asked hoteliers to keep two rooms reserved in every hotel in the city for isolation of Covid positive tourists. Khan, who took a comprehensive review of Covid control and management measures in the district at a meeting here with officials concerned, also urged hoteliers to identify some hotels in Srinagar which can be used as isolation centres for tourists with symptoms. The key points discussed during the meeting included strict implementation of Covid protocols as per laid down SOPs, strengthening of Covid checkpoints, sampling management and management with regard to quarantine of positive cases. Source link
Twice a week, BMC teams to visit hotels where travellers from abroad are quarantined
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Twice a week, BMC teams to visit hotels where travellers from abroad are quarantined

The BMC on Tuesday revised the standard operating procedures for passengers arriving from the UK, Brazil, Europe, South Africa and Middle East. Now, twice a week, BMC teams will visit the hotels where such passengers are quarantined. After a list is received regarding the number of passengers arriving at the airport, a team from the respective ward office will check the quarantine centres twice a week, the guideline said, adding that these checks will be made preferably on the second and sixth day of the quarantine period. Also, the teams need to submit a weekly report before the concerned zonal deputy municipal commissioner and additional municipal commissioner (Projects). “The concerned assistant municipal commissioner should take periodic review of the team, which is res...
‘Corona bola Thappa!’ Siddhant Chaturvedi updates his fans about his ‘recovery mode’ – Times of India
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‘Corona bola Thappa!’ Siddhant Chaturvedi updates his fans about his ‘recovery mode’ – Times of India

The news of Bollywood actor Siddhant Chaturvedi testing positive for the novel coronavirus came as a shock to his fans as well as for the industry. Days after updating his fans about him going home quarantine, Siddhant took to his social media to share that he is in ‘recovery mode’ from the deadly virus. Uploading a selfie, the ‘Gully Boy’ actor wrote, “Abhi Vaccine aane ki khushi hui hi thi ki...Corona bola Thappa! ✋#RecoveryMode” Earlier, the actor had taken to his Instagram story to confirm the same. "I have taken all necessary precautions and followed all protocols as advised by the doctor". The actor was currently shooting for ‘Phone Bhoot’ along with Ishaan Khatter and Katrina Kaif. He will also be seen sharing screen space with Ananya Panday and Deepika Padukone for Shakun Batr...
BMC In Action Mode: Police Complaint Filed Against 4 Dubai Returnees For Flouting Covid-19 Quarantine
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BMC In Action Mode: Police Complaint Filed Against 4 Dubai Returnees For Flouting Covid-19 Quarantine

Mumbai: Taking strict action against those flouting Covid-19 norms, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has had an FIR lodged against 4 Dubai returnees for flouting Covid-19 norms. ALSO READ | Maharashtra To Have 5 PM To 5 AM Lockdown? Govt Mulling Over 12-Hour Night Curfew Amid Rising Covid CasesThe 4 people who face BMC action had recently returned from Dubai on February 10 and they are accused of returning home without completing their seven-day quarantine period.After they landed in Mumbai, BMC had accommodated them in a hotel in Andheri as they had to remain in a seven-day institutional quarantine according to the rules. When doctors arrived in the hotel to do the required checkups on the second day, the 4 passengers were found missing.They have been identified as Sushil Sabne...
Injured Djokovic slams quarantine, suggests NBA-style ‘bubble’ tennis season | Tennis News – Times of India
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Injured Djokovic slams quarantine, suggests NBA-style ‘bubble’ tennis season | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Top seed Novak Djokovic blamed the mandatory 14-day quarantine for injuries at the Australian Open on Tuesday and demanded a better solution for the tennis season, suggesting NBA-style "bubbles". The eight-time winner is one of several players battling injury at the year's first Grand Slam, where more than 1,000 competitors and officials had to quarantine on arrival in Australia. Djokovic is carrying an abdominal problem as is Italy's Matteo Berrettini, who was unable to play his fourth-round match on Monday. Grigor Dimitrov suffered back spasms during his quarter-final defeat by Aslan Karatsev, and 20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal also has a back problem. Djokovic suffered his injury in his third-round win over Taylor Fritz, and said it was the worst he had had to deal...
IIT Mandi:  ‘LakshmanRekha’: IIT-Mandi researchers develop home quarantine application for Covid patients – Times of India
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IIT Mandi: ‘LakshmanRekha’: IIT-Mandi researchers develop home quarantine application for Covid patients – Times of India

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi have developed LakshmanRekha, an Artificial Intelligence - biometric driven Home Quarantine Management Application (HQMA) for COVID patients. The application uses a combination of biometric verification, geofencing, and artificial intelligence, to continuously monitor and accurately detect the identity of a home quarantined person. In addition to the quarantine management, this application can also serve as an unbreachable mobile phone platform for normal (non-COVID) mobile users, situations like under curfew, or any national emergency, for identifying the violators or lawbreakers. In existing quarantine management mobile applications, individuals under self-isolation are forced to share their instantaneous position routinely via ...
Hong Kong plans to lift lockdown placed on densely populated area on Monday – Times of India
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Hong Kong plans to lift lockdown placed on densely populated area on Monday – Times of India

HONG KONG: Hong Kong plans to lift the Covid-19 lockdown that was imposed on one of its most densely populated districts on Monday, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung informed on Sunday. Chief Secretary Cheung said that the authorities are set to complete coronavirus screening this weekend on around 10,000 people living in the Yau Tsim Mong area, which was placed under quarantine on Saturday to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the South China Morning Post reported. Stating that the preliminary results from the screening operation were expected by Sunday night, Cheung added: "If everything goes smoothly, we can lift the restrictions at 6 am on Monday so that people can go to work." "This is an area where building management is less than satisfactory. That's what we are focusing on. ...
Shastri said if families are not allowed, then Indian team won’t go to Australia, reveals Sridhar | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shastri said if families are not allowed, then Indian team won’t go to Australia, reveals Sridhar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Going into the Australia series, there was a lot of speculation on whether the families of the Indian cricketers would be allowed to accompany the team Down Under. And it has come to the fore that head coach Ravi Shastri was the one who ensured that the cricketers had their families next to them. Speaking on R Ashwin's YouTube channel, fielding coach R Sridhar revealed how Shastri put his foot down and said that the families must be on the plane to Australia. "Do you know something? When we were quarantined in Dubai, before the last 48 hours, they suddenly announced that the families will not be allowed. So before the Australian tour even started, they started their sledging -- their off-the-field sledging. We had calls during night time. "And then there was a time difference...
Coronavirus: How quickly do I need a second Covid-19 vaccine shot?
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Coronavirus: How quickly do I need a second Covid-19 vaccine shot?

How quickly do I need a second Covid-19 vaccine shot? The first Covid-19 vaccines in the U.S. require two doses a few weeks apart. People should get some degree of protection within two weeks of the first shot, with the second shot bringing about the vaccine’s full protection. For the vaccine by Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech, the second shot is supposed to be after three weeks. For Moderna, it’s four weeks.But how closely those guidelines should be followed has been a point of difference for the United States and the United Kingdom, which has been rolling out the Pfizer vaccine and one by Astrazeneca that requires two doses given four weeks apart.To get more first shots into people and give them at least some degree of protection, the UK says it’s OK to delay the boosters ...
Here’s how protective immunity against novel coronavirus may last for over eight months
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Here’s how protective immunity against novel coronavirus may last for over eight months

Covid-19 survivors may have protective immunity against serious disease from the SARS-CoV-2 virus for months, or even years after the infection, a study suggests. The findings, based on analyses of blood samples from 188 Covid-19 patients, suggest that nearly all survivors of the disease have the immune cells necessary to fight re-infection. “Our data suggest that the immune response is there -- and it stays,” Professor Alessandro Sette from La Jolla Institute for Immunology in the US. The researchers measured antibodies, memory B cells, helper T cells and killer T cells -- all four components of immune memory -- at the same time. The study, published in the journal Science, helps clarify some concerning data from other institutes, which showed a dramatic drop-off of Covid...
Covid-19: If I’ve already had the coronavirus, can I get it again?
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Covid-19: If I’ve already had the coronavirus, can I get it again?

If I’ve already had the coronavirus, can I get it again? It’s possible, but such cases seem to be rare. It’s not unusual to develop some immunity to a virus after an infection, since our bodies are generally better at recognizing and fighting off bugs they’ve encountered before. And that seems to be the case with the coronavirus as well, though scientists are still trying to figure out how long any protection might last.Some reinfections have been confirmed, but two new studies suggest that’s very unusual.In one, only two out of 1,265 health workers in the United Kingdom who were previously infected ended up testing positive again for the coronavirus in the following six months. In another study of people in the U.S., only 0.3% of people who had been infected tested positi...
Coronavirus: Localised herd immunity, young population behind dip in India’s Covid count?
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Coronavirus: Localised herd immunity, young population behind dip in India’s Covid count?

The absolute number of people infected with COVID-19 in India may never be known but much of the scientific community agrees the downward trajectory of the disease is real and can likely be attributed to ‘localised’ herd immunity and a younger population.As scientists attempt to understand India’s sliding COVID count, the country on Tuesday recorded 16,375 new COVID-19 cases, more than six times lower than the highest daily spike of 97,894 on September 16 and the lowest in six months. While there is a glimmer of hope and India’s COVID-19 numbers are on a definite decline for a combination of reasons, a vaccination programme continues to be important, particularly given the presence of a mutant, more transmissible strain, several experts said while cautioning against inf...