Coronavirus live updates: Thackeray fears spike in cases as festivals near


A health worker testing for Covid-19 collects swab samples from children who live in a slum Kolkata Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. (PTI photo.)

Coronavirus updates: The Kerala high court on Monday asked the Union government to allow the administration of the second dose of the Covishield vaccine after a gap of four weeks for those wishing to take the jab early, willing to pay for it.


Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun R Sridhar, the head coach, bowling coach fielding coach of the Indian team, tested for Covid-19 on Sunday. They will not travel to Manchester for the fifth final Test of India’s tour of England, starting September 10 at Old Trafford.


Maharashtra can celebrate festivals later must prioritise slowing down Covid-19 cases, said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray Monday. “The situation can go out of hin view of the spike in daily cases,” he said in a statement.

World coronavirus updates: Japan’s health ministry said that a man in his 40s died after receiving the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine from production lots that are being recalled due to possible contamination, Bloomberg quoted public broadcaster NHK as saying.


Thailis set to reopen more of its popular tourist destinations starting next month, betting that a higher local inoculation rate can help draw more foreign visitors revive an economy battered by the pandemic.


South African scientists said the so-called C.1.2 variant spread at a slower rate in August than in the prior month, suggesting it’s unlikely to become a dominant strain.

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