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COVID Hit Chinese City Urged Residents To Stay Indoors As Holiday Begins

The government of Xiamen, in a series of notices, told residents not to leave home unnecessarily, closed parks, scenic spots, and sports venues, and halted mass activities including tours, fairs and performances.

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Work-related Deaths Kill Nearly 2 Mn People A Year: UN Agencies

The study by the World Health Organization and International Labour Organization, the first assessment of its kind, found that work-related diseases and injuries were responsible for the deaths of 1.9 million people in 2016.

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COVID-19 Booster Shot Not The Central Theme At The Moment, Says Govt

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said 20 per cent of India's adult population have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine and 62 per cent have got at least one dose.

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Russia Seeks Govt's Nod For Export Of Sputnik Light COVID Vaccine Manufactured In India By Hetero Biopharma

In a communication to the Centre, Russian Ambassador Nicholay Kudashev stated that Hetero Biopharma Limited has manufactured vaccine doses which may expire before its registration resulting in the wastage of vaccine doses.

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Countries In WHO South-East Asia Region Endorse Health Promoting Schools, Safe School Operations During Pandemic

Member countries deliberated on the need to ensure safe reopening and operationalization of schools during the ongoing pandemic.

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Medical Institutes Of National Importance Urge Immediate Action On Front-of-pack Labels To Address India’s NCD And Obesity Crisis

Front-of-package warning labelling is a key component of a comprehensive strategy to promote healthier lives, as it enables consumers to identify in a quick, clear and effective way, products that are high in nutrient of concern associated with the NCD burden in India.

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UAE Lifts Ban On Entry From Certain Countries For Vaccinated Residents

Dubai, one of the UAE’s seven emirates, is due to open the Expo 2020 world fair on 1st October after a year-long delay due to the pandemic.

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Commerce Ministry Recommends Anti-dumping Duty On Vitamin C From China For 5 Years

The DGTR has recommended USD 3.2 per kg and USD 3.55 per kg duty on imports. The finance ministry takes the final decision to impose the duty.

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Govt Forms Panel To Draft New Law For Drug, Medical Devices, Cosmetics

The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, regulates the import, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs, cosmetics and medical devices. This Act is amended from time to time. The last amendment in the Act was made in 2008.

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Reducing Gap Between Two Doses Of Covishield Is Being Considered: Sources

Chairman of India’s COVID-19 Working Group of NTAGI, Dr N K Arora, however, said no such proposal for changing the dose interval for any COVID-19 vaccine is under consideration.

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