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Policy makers have the ammunition to boost stocks as they counter an economic slowdown
While Beijing is known for imposing draconian 21-day quarantines on whole districts to deal with outbreaks, Shanghai took a more gentle and targeted approach
Starting April 1, foreign travelers will no longer be required to hold a Covid-free certificate issued within 72 hours of boarding a flight, but they will have to undergo an RT-PCR test on arrival and a self-administered antigen test on day five, according to Chote Trachu, permanent secretary of the Ministry Of Tourism and Sports.
The government’s GDP estimates for the second half of 2021-22 are 6.7 percent higher than for the same period of 2019-20
The prospect of a rerun of 2021’s supply chain problems fills companies with dread.
China provided medical assistance including vaccines to 56 countries through the hands of its soldiers allowing the People’s Liberation Army to become a powerful diplomatic force.
Prior to Omicron’s emergence, economists predicted a robust revival in contact-intensive service sectors such as leisure, travel and tourism. However, prospects of a broad-based demand revival do not look too certain given the current circumstances.
Stéphane Bancel foresees ‘material drop’ in effectiveness of current jabs against new variant
The stocks had run up by 70-80 per cent over a year. Hence, a drop in stock prices would make the risk-reward equation for investors more favourable
Government must scale up vaccination, take preventive steps to tackle omicron variant but, at the same time, ensure economic recovery is not compromised
If the COVID-19 Omicron variant strain is more transmissible than the Delta variant, there is no doubt that it will spread throughout the world, and become the most dominant strain. No amount of border closures or flight cancellations are going to prevent that
Responding to acute domestic pressures and hostility abroad, Beijing appears to be slowly decoupling from the west
Till a time when there is significant disease transmission in populations, there is always a risk of a more infectious mutant emerging
Merck already has arrangements with eight Indian pharma companies to manufacture the drug and undoubtedly, all efforts will be made to make it more affordable than currently indicated
Kerala can't afford to remain locked down for months on end, a move that can devastate the local economy and livelihoods. The containment strategy should decisively shift towards 3Ts — Test, Trace, Treat — from the current ABCD approach of community surveillance
It is also imperative to raise power tariffs to reflect costs and to end cross-subsidies
Kerala’s handling of COVID-19 has shortcomings, but it is designed to manage the disease, not the public outcry against mismanagement. If other states manage as well, tens of thousands more Indians would live
Average house prices across the OECD are growing faster than incomes, making housing less affordable. They are also rising faster than rents
Enable travel in a predictable and hassle-free manner. A national committee with the Ministries of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Health along with representatives from the states and industry should be set up to prescribe and harmonise travel restrictions across India
The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic and the continuous stress on physicians has brought the spotlight on burnout among medical professionals. Going ahead, technology can play a great role in reducing this load on healthcare professionals and increase the quality of healthcare
With love, care and timely medical intervention, 21 members of a joint family living together in Mandavgan Farata, Pune, recovered from the coronavirus.
GST Council meeting next week must chalk out COVID relief measures and ensure states have enough resources to fight the pandemic.
Inflation is now believed to be top risk and optimism on commodities is near all-time highs.
The airline is in a desperate situation if it is not even able to pay for its fuel. Its numbers don’t inspire confidence
How the British financed World War 1 could provide clues on how to fund the war against the pandemic in India