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‘Loss of smell most relevant sign of Covid’

London:ย It is due to Covid-19 that a majority of patients with respiratory infections lose their sense of smell, claims a new study. According to a study, published in the journal Chemical Senses, the disease also often results in both the loss of taste and other senses in the mouth. “This emphasises how important it is […]

WHO suggests 21-28 day gap between 2 Pfizer doses

Geneva:ย The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said that Covid-19 patients should be given two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine within a period of 21-28 days. Alejandro Cravioto, chairman of WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE), told media persons during a news briefing that two doses are needed to make the vaccine […]

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Several EU countries ban flights from UK over new Covid strain

London:ย Several European countries have barred passenger flights from the UK in the wake of the discovery of a new fast-moving strain of novel coronavirus in the country. Austria, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands have stopped travel from the UK on Sunday, and France and Germany are considering similar moves, according to reports. The development comes […]

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European nations reimpose lockdowns amid 2nd Covid-19 wave

Paris:ย A massive ongoing second wave of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe has prompted many countries to tighten their preventive measures, including reimposing lockdowns, to stem the spread of the disease. On Wednesday evening, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that a nationwide lockdown will be reimposed from Friday, adding that the “virus is circulating at a […]

Eiffel Tower reopens after three months closure, longest since World War-II

Paris:ย The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris reopened on Thursday to visitors after a three-month closure, the longest since World War Two, due to the COVID-19 pandemic But the Paris monument isn’t returning to normal operations just yet, said a BBC news report. Visitor numbers will be limited, face coverings mandatory for anyone aged over 11, […]