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Increase gap between 2 doses of Covishield to up to 8 weeks

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Rashi Bisaria | March 23, 2021

Increase gap between 2 doses of Covishield to up to 8 weeks: Centre tells states

The government has asked state and union territory governments to increase the gap between two doses of Serum Institute's vaccine Covishield to 6-8 weeks, instead of the practiced interval of 4-6 weeks. The Centre said that immunity is enhanced if the second dose is administered after a gap of 6-8 weeks instead of the current gap of 28 days. The decision was taken on the basis of recommendations by two expert panels.

LG Electronics may shut mobile phone business

South Korean electronics major LG Electronics may soon shut its mobile communication business as its tentative plans for sale failed to materialise. LG's discussions with two potential companies - Germany's Volkswagen AG and Vietnam's Vingroup JSC - on the possible sale of the smartphone business fell apart. Now, LG is likely to opt for pulling the plug on its phone business instead of searching for more candidates.

Future Group on the brink of bankruptcy despite respite in Reliance deal

Kishore Biyani's Future Group companies are in the last leg of their survival battle as the suspension of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) is going to end on March 31. The group companies, which have outstanding debt of around Rs 17,000 crore, are in negotiations with the banks for one-time restructuring of loans. While the banks are yet to finalise the repayment reliefs, the group companies are worried about the non-bank lenders and operational creditors, who can also take the companies to the bankruptcy court post March.

Delhi reduces legal drinking age to 21 from 25

Delhi government on Monday announced that it will reduce legal drinking age to 21 years. The current legal drinking age is 25 years. Additionally, the government stated that it will close all government liquor stores. This announcement comes as the Arvind Kejriwal-helmed AAP government made a slew of changes to the Excise Policy of Delhi.

Shooting at Colorado supermarket, bloodied man shown in handcuffs

Police in Boulder, Colorado, reported an "active shooter" at a grocery store on Monday, and aerial footage broadcast live from the scene by local media showed a bloodied man being escorted away in handcuffs and loaded into an ambulance. The Twitter alert from police said the incident unfolded at a King Soopers grocery store in the Table Mesa area of Boulder, a city at the eastern foot of the Rockies about 28 miles northwest of Denver.

Global coronavirus deaths rise again after six weeks, says WHO

The global count of deaths from COVID-19 is rising again in a span of six weeks, said a top World Health Organisation (WHO) expert on the coronavirus pandemic. The rise in global COVID-19 related deaths is followed by an increase in the active cases for the fifth straight week. WHO emergencies chief Dr. Michael Ryan acknowledged the urge among the public in many places to emerge from pandemic restrictions.

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