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WHO warns of tsunami of Covid cases due to simultaneous circulation of Delta and Omicron variants

World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the simultaneous circulation of Delta and Omicron variants is driving a dangerous tsunami of Covid-19 cases. Briefing media yesterday, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said, the twin threats of the two variants, are now driving up cases to record numbers, leading to spikes […]

WHO warns blanket booster programmes of COVID-19 vaccines will give virus more opportunity to spread and mutate

World Health Organization chief has warned that blanket booster programmes of COVID-19 vaccines are likely to prolong the pandemic, rather than ending it by diverting supply to countries that already have high levels of vaccination coverage. Addressing a media briefing at Geneva, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus added, it will […]

India’s role essential in peace and stability in Central Asia, Afghanistan: Vladimir Norov

India’s role is essential in maintaining peace and stability in the Central Asian region which translates into a peaceful SCO region. Secretary-General of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Vladimir Norov said this at his farewell meet in Beijing. He specially mentioned India’s role in countering terrorism in the region, most importantly […]

Russian President warns west of military action over ‘unfriendly steps’ on Ukraine conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Russia is prepared to take military steps in response to unfriendly Western actions over the Ukraine conflict. He also called for serious negotiations on Russian security demands during his first call with new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who in turn called for “de-escalation”. […]