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Travellers from four high risk countries to be blocked from NZ

NewstalkZB 23 Apr 2021
It comes as part of the Government response after it banned flights to and from India two weeks ago to stem the tide of passengers with Covid-19. Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins unveiled the plan to minimise the risk of returnees from countries ravaged by the virus, including India.
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India's Covid tsunami: AMRIT DHILLON's harrowing dispatch reveals a nation living in terror as it's ...

The Daily Mail 23 Apr 2021
That, and his own desperation as he drove around Lucknow, the capital of India's populous Uttar Pradesh state, searching for a hospital bed ... India crematoriums overburdened as virus deaths hit record ... A graph showing India's 7-day-average daily new coronavirus infections ... A cemetery worker in PPE collects logs to be used in funeral pyres.
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Maskless workers in crowded stockyards worry civic bodies

The Times of India 23 Apr 2021
What’s even more concerning is that many workers are refusing to wear masks or maintain distance despite instructions from managers of these stockyards ... At least 20 per cent workers in Srikakulam, Nellore, Chittoor and Kurnool have tested positive for Covid-19, say sources ... more from times of india cities.
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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 23

Straits Times 23 Apr 2021
S'pore to see further delays in housing projects from tighter Covid-19 curbs on migrant workers ... India will have a major impact on sectors here.
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Govt offices to remain closed for 72 hours for sanitisation

The Times of India 23 Apr 2021
Further, secretary in-charge Hari Chand Semwal has been given the task of ensuring proper supply of food and medical facilities, along with maintaining cleanliness, in quarantine and Covid-19 centres in rural areas for the migrant workers returning from other states ... more from times of india cities ... .
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Cost of vaccinating the 18-44 population

Hindustan Times 22 Apr 2021
Since India does not release income data for its workers, the best way to answer this question is to use earnings estimates given in the latest Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) data ... According to PLFS, there were 356 million workers in India in 2018-19 in the current weekly status, or the status of employment during the week preceding the survey.
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Registration for Covid vaccination for those above 18 to begin from April 28

The Telegraph India 22 Apr 2021
According to the Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy, COVID-19 vaccination will continue to be free for eligible population groups comprising healthcare workers, frontline workers and people above 45 years of age in government vaccination centres, which receive doses from the government of India.
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Registration for Covid vaccine on CoWIN for those above 18 to begin from April 28The ...

Deccan Herald 22 Apr 2021
According to the Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy, Covid-19 vaccination will continue to be free for eligible population groups comprising healthcare workers, frontline workers and people above 45 years of age in government vaccination centres, which receive doses from the government of India.
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Hitachi develops, deploys tech tools for a secure workplace in Covid times

Business Line 22 Apr 2021
To address the issue of a safe workplace, Hitachi India has developed effective monitoring of workers' safety through technology adoption. “The Hitachi India Pvt Ltd's Research & Development (HIL R&D) Center has developed an automated construction surveillance system that ...
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EXPLAINER: Why India is shattering global infection records

Springfield News-Sun 22 Apr 2021
Health workers carry a body of a COVID-19 victim for cremation, in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 19, 2021 ... A Health worker sits on a bench after helping cremating victims of coronavirus, in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 19, 2021 ... A worker arranges oxygen cylinders before ...
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Covid clampdown: MIQ overhaul for high-risk arrivals; are India flights back?

NewstalkZB 22 Apr 2021
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins will today unveil the Government's plan to minimise the risk of returnees from countries ravaged by Covid-19, including India ... Some of them will be used for foreign seasonal workers and students from countries that are free of any community transmission ... Highest risk of importing cases from India.
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Ban likely to cause more delays to construction projects

Straits Times 22 Apr 2021
Second Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng said the number of workers coming into Singapore "will definitely be affected" ... Straits Construction executive director and chief operating officer Kenneth Loo said his firm hardly brings in new workers from India as it has been difficult to get entry approvals ... "We are already short of workers.
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Singapore to ban travel from India from Friday due to COVID-19

Yahoo Daily News 22 Apr 2021
SINGAPORE — All travellers who have been to India in the preceding two weeks will be barred from entering Singapore from Friday (23 April) night ... The MTF on Thursday said further tightening border measures is necessary as many of the arrivals from India are workers in the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors.
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S'pore bars long-term pass holders, visitors from India

Straits Times 22 Apr 2021
India reported 314,835 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, the world's biggest single-day surge ... The Ministry of Health (MOH) also confirmed yesterday that 17 recovered workers at Westlite Woodlands dormitory were found to have Covid-19, although there is no evidence that these cases were linked to India or to the new viral strain that has emerged there.
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India must make the most of its demographic dividend

Live Mint 22 Apr 2021
But India also has a hidden asset ... India has the potential to achieve a much faster pace of economic growth than both China and the US ... The first is the swelling of India’s labour force as its baby boomers reach working age ... Women workers have been hit the hardest, with their labour force participation rate in India being one of the world’s lowest.
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