Tel Aviv [Israel], January 21 (ANI): Israel and Bhutan, under the Chess4Solidarity initiative, have organised a virtual chess competition today to connect two countries and to form solidarity between people through the game of chess.
Moscow [Russia], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered 21 ceasefire violations in Syria within the past 24 hours, while Turkey registered none, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
India's tally for the new strain of coronavirus touched 71 on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed. The government said that these 71 persons, who have been detected with the new 'more transmissible' UK coronavirus mutant strain, have been kept in physical isolation in health facilities by respective state governments.
The Ministry said that all the infected patients have been kept in single room isolation in designated healthcare facilities by respective state governments. The close contacts of these people have also been put under quarantine. The Ministry informed that comprehensive contact tracing has been initiated for co-travellers, family contacts and others.
The news was shared by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday. This means India is the first country to report successful isolation and culture of the new coronavirus strain that was first reported in the United Kingdom.
New Delhi [India], December 29 (ANI/NewsVoir): Post the amazing success of their anti-terrorism, emotional thriller Torbaaz, starring Sanjay Dutt and Nargis Fakhri in the lead, Producer-Director duo Puneet Singh and Girish Malik of Clapstem Entertainment are in a state of gratification. They now want to emphasis on film projects in the future that have a universal appeal!
New Delhi [India], December 29 (ANI): Six UK returnees have been found positive for the new UK variant coronavirus genome in India. The Union Health Minister stated that samples of three UK returnees have been tested and found positive for new UK strain in NIMHANS, Bengaluru, two in Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad and one in National Institute of Virology, Pune.
Beirut [Lebanon], December 25 (ANI/Sputnik): The Lebanese health authorities have recorded the first case of a new COVID-19 strain in an individual who arrived from the United Kingdom this week, Minister of Public Health Hamad Hassan said on Friday.