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COVID-19 cases in J&K rises to 1,11,130 with 452 fresh infections
State News

COVID-19 cases in J&K rises to 1,11,130 with 452 fresh infections

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 452 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the union territory’s tally to 1,11,130, while six more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,708, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 258 are from the Jammu division and 194 from the Kashmir division, they said. Jammu district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 127, followed by 81 in Srinagar, according to the officials. There are 4,951 active cases in the union territory, while 1,04,471 patients have recovered so far, the officials said. Of the six fresh deaths, three each were reported from Jammu and Kashmir regions.
America is back and ready to lead the world: Joe Biden
International

America is back and ready to lead the world: Joe Biden

Washington: Declaring “America is back,” President-elect Joe Biden has introduced his key national security and foreign policy officials and said the incoming administration is ready to lead the world and once again sit at the head of the table. Signaling a sharp shift from outgoing Republican President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy over the last four years, Biden said America is “ready to confront our adversaries, not reject our allies. And ready to stand up for our values.” Speaking from his transition center in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, Biden, a Democrat, introduced his six top officials and highlighted the need to rebuild alliances, as well as tackling the corona virus pandemic and climate change. World leaders, he said, were “looking forward to the United St...
We are working on delivering Covid-19 vaccines with our partners: UNICEF
Health, International

We are working on delivering Covid-19 vaccines with our partners: UNICEF

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is working with more than 350 partners, including major airlines, shipping lines and logistics associations from around the world, to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to over 92 countries, as soon as doses become available, the agency said on Monday. Etleva Kadilli, director of UNICEF Supply Division, highlighted the importance of the partnership to ensure capacity for the massive undertaking, the Xinhua news agency reported.“As work continues to develop Covid-19 vaccines, UNICEF is stepping up efforts with airlines, freight operators, shipping lines and other logistics associations to deliver life-saving vaccines as quickly and safely as possible,” she said.“This invaluable collaboration will go a long way to ensure that enough transport capacity ...