Buenos Aires [Argentina], January 20 (ANI): In their second match against the Argentina junior women's team here at Cenard in Buenos Aires, the Indian women led by striker Rani Rampal drew 1-1 in a closely-fought match. It was skipper Rani's goal that helped hold the home team to a draw. In their previous game too, both teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Tennis coach Daniel Vallverdu says players who have been locked down in their hotel rooms for 14 days ahead of the Australian Open should get preferential treatment from organisers such as prime practice times and matches scheduled in the cooler hours of the day. While those in hard quarantine are left to hit balls against mattress in their rooms, the other arrivals are able to spend five hours a day outside to prepare. Vallverdu, who coaches three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka, told Reuters in an interview that organisers should try to even things up.
While Australia emerged with few injuries from the epic test series against India, the players' egos suffered heavily in defeat and may take time to recover from their bruising. Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will head to Sydney for scans on his right hamstring, while opening batsmen David Warner (groin) and Will Pucovski (shoulder) will look to recover from their injury issues before the yet-to-be-confirmed tour of South Africa next month. Other players will return to their teams in the domestic Big Bash League but their welcome will be muted compared to a year ago, when they arrived as winners after whitewashing Pakistan and India in successive test series.
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A coronavirus antibody test that China has made mandatory for arriving travellers has provoked concerns over its effectiveness after one of a team of international health experts was briefly denied entry last week following a positive result. Although the British expert from the World Health Organization (WHO) subsequently tested negative, it was not immediately clear if the earlier result was a false positive, or the result of previous infection or a COVID-19 vaccination. Here are details of China's testing rules, potential problems with the policy, its implications for vaccinated individuals and experts' views.
India has kicked off the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination programme, but the shadow of rushed approvals persists. Hesitancy over the safety and efficacy of Covaxin, India’s homegrown coronavirus vaccine developed by biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research, has led to fewer people turning up for their shots. India began its vaccination drive for frontline and healthcare workers on Jan. 16, and has inoculated 631,417 people in four days.
African countries will pay between $3 and $10 per vaccine dose to access 270 million COVID-19 shots secured this month by the African Union (AU), according to a draft briefing on the plan prepared by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and provided to Reuters. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who serves as AU chair, said last week arrangements had been made with the bank to support member states who want access to vaccines. Afreximbank's press office declined to answer questions on the terms outlined in the briefing, saying the document was in draft form and meant for confidential discussion by members of a team created by Ramaphosa to secure vaccines and financing for the continent's coronavirus immunization programs.
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The number of foreign visitors to Japan plunged 87% in 2020 to a 22-year low as the country mostly closed its borders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan National Tourism Organization data showed on Wednesday.
The single reason for the sudden shortage of semiconductors is the disruption in global supply chains due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hong Kong is expecting more than 70 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, according to a medical source, extending an upward trend in infections that may continue under a more stringent testing approach launched after the outbreak in Yau Tsim Mong district.But authorities have also been pressed to further explain the rationale behind placing the neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po under similar tougher measures, with all residents of buildings with one or more cases there now subject to mandatory testing.On Tuesday, the city recorded 56 confirmed cases, with another 60 preliminary-positive results pending confirmation on Wednesday. The latter group included about 30 possible cases uncovered through voluntary or compulsory screening in Yau Tsim Mong.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.The city’s overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 9,720, with 166 related deaths.The latest fatality was an 88-year-old woman with a chronic illness who died in Princess Margaret Hospital on Tuesday evening.Under the government’s latest plan, in addition to the mandatory testing required at 70 buildings in Yau Tsim Mong district, tighter screening requirements have been expanded into an area of Sham Shui Po bordered by Yen Chow Street, Tai Po Road, Maple Street and Lai Chi Kok Road. Testing orders have already been imposed for residents of at least six buildings with confirmed cases.But district councillor Kalvin Ho Kai-ming questioned the government’s decision to step up testing in Sham Shui Po, noting neighbourhoods in Kowloon City and Yuen Long had recorded similarly high numbers of cases without having to undergo tighter screening processes.“If officials are saying that areas with many old tenement buildings should be included for more stringent screening, plenty of other areas also have the same problem. Why did the government target this neighbourhood in particular? They should further explain,” Ho told a radio programme on Wednesday.He added: “Residents in [Sham Shui Po] were confused. They started asking whether the area carries a very high potential risk, if visitors should go into the neighbourhood, and if [residents] needed to move elsewhere immediately.”But a government source said there were signs of an outbreak in Sham Shui Po area judging from sewage samples that were tested, adding numerous buildings in the area had subdivided flats and some were mismanaged.Professor David Hui Shu-cheong, a Chinese University respiratory medicine expert and government adviser on the pandemic, said it was necessary to expand screening in the neighbourhood to step up infection control. South Asian residents, concern groups outraged over official’s Covid-19 remarks“Expanding screening in the Sham Shui Po area does not mean the government is not planning similar requirements for other districts,” Hui told the same radio programme.Hui added that because the local situation remained severe, with a high proportion of untraceable cases, any relaxation of social-distancing measures was unlikely.University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung, meanwhile, was among those who rejected the notion that the recent surge in Covid-19 cases was connected solely to the number of people being tested.“The situation is not improving yet,” Ho said. “If virus transmission is not active in the community, a spike in cases may not happen, even if there is a higher number of people being tested.”Additional reporting by Elizabeth CheungMore from South China Morning Post: * Hong Kong fourth wave: South Asian residents, concern groups outraged over official’s coronavirus remarks * Coronavirus pandemic got Hong Kong to embrace e-commerce, and ‘trend looks likely to stay’This article Hong Kong fourth wave: more than 70 new coronavirus cases expected, tougher testing could keep numbers high first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
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Asian shares were mostly higher ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president Wednesday, though worries about surging coronavirus cases sapped the Japanese market's early gains. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.4% to finish at 28,523.26. Hopes are growing that Biden’s planned stimulus for the American economy as well as measures to curb the pandemic will boost regional markets.
McIlroy said organisers had made the right call by deciding not to stage the event without fans last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. "I'm excited for the Ryder Cup," McIlroy told the European Tour's website. "It may not be the full, full capacity that a Ryder Cup usually is, but hopefully it will be very close to what a normal Ryder Cup is and I am excited for that."
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Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Chinese internet behemoth Alibaba, made his first public appearance in over two months in an online video Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation about his whereabouts.