Mon, 01 Mar 2021

NEW DELHI -- India's federal government Saturday confirmed the outbreak of Avian Influenza (AI) or bird flu in poultry birds across nine states and the infection among wild birds across 12 states in the country.

"Till 23 January 2021 outbreaks of Avian Influenza (Bird flu) have been confirmed in nine states for poultry birds and in 12 states for crow/migratory/ wild birds," says a statement issued by the federal ministry of fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying.(India-Bird flu)

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TOKYO -- Japan's COVID-19 death toll topped 5,000 with total cases surpassed 360,000 on Saturday as the country struggles to contain the resurgence of infections, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities.

As the number of infections continues to surge across the country, the pace of deaths is accelerating.(Japan-COVID-19)

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COLOMBO -- Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Saturday that the first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines manufactured in India was expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on Jan. 27.

Sri Lanka will be receiving 600,000 vials of doses with the first vaccine consignment.(Sri Lanka-Vaccines)

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 12,191 within one day to 977,474, with the death toll adding by 211 to 27,664, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

According to the ministry, 9,912 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 791,059.

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