Australian Open director expects up to 90-95 percent of players to be vaccinated by January

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley expects up to 95% of professional players will be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of the Grand Slam in January but is unsure whether Novak Djokovic will be among them. Tiley said Victoria state’s strict vaccination mandate had motivated players to get their…

Novak Djokovic will have to be vaccinated to play Australian Open, says tournament director

World number one Novak Djokovic and all other players will have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to compete in the Australia Open next January, tournament chief Craig Tiley said on Saturday. Djokovic has declined to disclose whether he is vaccinated and said that he would wait until Tennis Australia revealed the…

Tamil Nadu: 28.9 lakh people vaccinated in a day

Tamil Nadu on Sunday vaccinated 28.9 lakh people as part of its mega inoculation drive. The took place around 40,000 camps across the state that started from 7 am and ended at 7 pm. The state has been able to vaccinate 4,03,13,112 people to date. State Minister for Health Ma Subramanian said at least 66 per cent of the…

Puri Rath Yatra will be without devotees for second year in a row

Rituals will be confined to Puri Jagannath temple and a maximum of 500 people will be allowed to pull each of the chariots provided they are fully vaccinated or turn negative in RT-PCR Covid tests. For the second consecutive year, the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings in the holy town of Puri will…