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One killed and one wounded in oxygen explosion at Ukraine hospital
World

One killed and one wounded in oxygen explosion at Ukraine hospital

  • Earlier in February, three intensive care patients and a ward doctor died in a fire in a hospital treating coronavirus cases in Zaporizhzhya in southeastern Ukraine.
  • Ukraine has registered more 1.3 million coronavirus cases with 25,893 deaths so far. Chernivtsi is currently among the regions with most new COVID-19 cases.
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 09:08pm
Russian scientists say Sputnik V performs well against COVID mutations
World

Russian scientists say Sputnik V performs well against COVID mutations

  • "(A) recent study carried out by the Gamaleya Centre in Russia showed that revaccination with Sputnik V vaccine is working very well against new coronavirus mutations, including the UK and South African strains of coronavirus.
  • We believe that vector-based vaccines are actually better for future revaccinations than vaccines based on other platforms.
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 09:08pm
Military honours and fly-past mark funeral of Britain's Captain Tom
World

Military honours and fly-past mark funeral of Britain's Captain Tom

  • In the run up to his 100th birthday last year, he had been challenged to walk 100 laps of his garden to raise a modest 1,000 pounds.
  • In line with current pandemic restrictions, the funeral at Bedford Crematorium in central England was attended by just eight members of Moore's immediate family. It was televised, however.
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 09:08pm
Italy tightens COVID-19 curbs in several regions as cases pick up
World

Italy tightens COVID-19 curbs in several regions as cases pick up

  • Italy has established a four-tier colour-coded system (white, yellow, orange and red) which allows for measures to be calibrated according to infection levels, with assessments revised every week.
  • In these areas restaurants and bars are closed except for take-aways and people are not allowed to leave their towns except for emergencies, work and health reasons.
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 09:08pm
India's Reliance partners with Google, Facebook for digital payment network bid: ET
Technology

India's Reliance partners with Google, Facebook for digital payment network bid: ET

  • Set up in 2008, NPCI is a not-for-profit company, which as of March 2019 counted dozens of banks as its shareholders, including the State Bank of India, Citibank and HSBC.
  • A spokesperson for Infibeam declined comment on the report, saying the company was bound by the confidentiality of process, while Reliance, Google and Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Published 27 Feb, 2021 05:58pm
Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown; one woman shot and wounded
World

Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown; one woman shot and wounded

  • Police launched their most sweeping crackdown in three weeks of protests against military rule on Saturday in towns and cities across Myanmar, and one woman was shot and wounded and dozens of people were detained.
  • Three domestic media outlets said earlier that the woman shot in the central town of Monwya had died but an ambulance service official said she was in hospital. The circumstances of the shooting were not clear.
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 06:02pm