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Two thirds of world’s countries failed to meet COVID-19 vaccine targets: Report  Two thirds of world’s countries failed to meet COVID-19 vaccine targets: Report 
Two thirds of the world’s countries have not met targets to vaccinate 70 percent of their population against COVID-19, according to a report published on Thursday.For the latest headlines, follow our ...
Coronavirus 2 days ago
Doctors, patients arrested in Hong Kong for vaccine exemption certificates Doctors, patients arrested in Hong Kong for vaccine exemption certificates
Several Hong Kong doctors and more than 20 patients have been arrested over allegedly fraudulent vaccine exemption certificates, police announced Thursday.COVID-19 vaccines are not mandatory in Hong ...
World News 2 days ago
Goldman cuts China’s growth forecast for 2023 as COVID-zero policy remains Goldman cuts China’s growth forecast for 2023 as COVID-zero policy remains
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut its 2023 economic growth forecast for China sharply, predicting Beijing will stick to its stringent COVID- Zero policies through at least the first quarter of next ...
Coronavirus 2 days ago
Taiwan aims to end COVID-19 quarantine mid-October as it eyes re-opening the country Taiwan aims to end COVID-19 quarantine mid-October as it eyes re-opening the country
Taiwan aims to end its mandatory COVID-19 quarantine for arrivals from around October 13 and will ease other restrictions from next week as it continues to re-open to the outside world, the government ...
World News 2 days ago
Danish queen tests positive for COVID-19 after Queen Elizabeth funeral Danish queen tests positive for COVID-19 after Queen Elizabeth funeral
Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II, who attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London, has tested positive for COVID-19, the royal palace announced Wednesday.The 82-year-old triple-vaccinated queen, ...
Coronavirus 3 days ago
China’s zero-COVID policy has cost Hong Kong its aviation hub status: IATA China’s zero-COVID policy has cost Hong Kong its aviation hub status: IATA
Hong Kong has lost its position as a global aviation hub due to China’s zero-COVID policy, the head of airlines group IATA said on Wednesday, warning the industry’s recovery from the pandemic would be ...
Coronavirus 3 days ago
China’s huge 14,000-bed COVID-19 isolation center revealed in drone footage China’s huge 14,000-bed COVID-19 isolation center revealed in drone footage
China has built a massive COVID-19 isolation center made up of row upon row of temporary buildings over a vast expanse in the country’s south, as officials continue to treat the virus as a threat that ...
World News 3 days ago
 EU health regulator says COVID-19 pandemic ongoing EU health regulator says COVID-19 pandemic ongoing
An official at the European Union’s drug regulator said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 pandemic was not over and that a planned vaccination campaign in the region during the cold season was key to ...
Coronavirus 4 days ago
Hong Kong to cut COVID-19 hotel quarantine as China shows support Hong Kong to cut COVID-19 hotel quarantine as China shows support
Hong Kong wants to relax COVID-19 rules like mandatory hotel quarantine that have made travel difficult for nearly three years, Chief Executive John Lee said Tuesday, as mainland officials signaled ...
Coronavirus 4 days ago
US President Joe Biden said the pandemic is over. Is it? US President Joe Biden said the pandemic is over. Is it?
What is the status of COVID-19 now that President Joe Biden has told the CBS 60 Minutes news program the pandemic is over in the United States?Has the US formally declared the end of the pandemic?Read ...
Coronavirus 5 days ago
US medical adviser Fauci warns of anti-vaxxer attitude beyond COVID-19  US medical adviser Fauci warns of anti-vaxxer attitude beyond COVID-19 
US President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser warned in an interview with the Financial Times that a broad refusal of vaccines against COVID-19 may undermine efforts to immunize children and contain ...
Coronavirus 6 days ago
China’s Chengdu to lift COVID-19 lockdown of whole city China’s Chengdu to lift COVID-19 lockdown of whole city
The Chinese megacity of Chengdu will resume normal life and social order from Monday, after a city-wide lockdown was imposed on September 1 to contain a COVID-19 outbreak, according to a statement ...
Coronavirus 6 days ago
WHO says COVID-19 pandemic end in sight, China disagrees WHO says COVID-19 pandemic end in sight, China disagrees
Chinese are reacting with pessimism and humor to the World Health Organization chief saying the end of the pandemic is within reach, with millions of people still locked down as the country refuses to ...
World News 15 September ,2022
Hong Kong turns COVID-19 isolation center into monkeypox quarantine facility Hong Kong turns COVID-19 isolation center into monkeypox quarantine facility
Hong Kong is converting a former COVID-19 isolation center into monkeypox quarantine facility, even though it has found just one case of the new virus.The Sai Kung Outdoor Recreation Center, which was ...
Coronavirus 13 September ,2022
Japan government to waive tourist visa requirements as part of border easing: FNN Japan government to waive tourist visa requirements as part of border easing: FNN
Japan’s government is planning to waive tourist visa requirements from some countries as part of a further easing of border controls enacted to stop the spread of COVID-19, Fuji News Network reported ...
World News 12 September ,2022
Long COVID’s link to suicide: Scientists warn of hidden crisis among sufferers Long COVID’s link to suicide: Scientists warn of hidden crisis among sufferers
Scott Taylor never got to move on from COVID-19. The 56-year-old, who caught the disease in spring 2020, still had not recovered about 18 months later when he killed himself at his home near Dallas, ...
Coronavirus 08 September ,2022
Hong Kong to extend COVID-19 vaccine pass scheme to 5-year-olds Hong Kong to extend COVID-19 vaccine pass scheme to 5-year-olds
Hong Kong will include children aged five and above in its COVID-19 vaccine pass scheme from the end of September, the government said on Thursday, as authorities try to boost inoculation levels there ...
Coronavirus 08 September ,2022
Human development set back five years by COVID-19, other crises: UN                  Human development set back five years by COVID-19, other crises: UN
The COVID-19 pandemic, compounded with other crises, has pushed a global development metric back to its 2016 level, according to a UN report published Thursday.The UN Development Program (UNDP) ...
Coronavirus 08 September ,2022
Booster jabs in GCC remain ‘critical’ to beat ‘unpredictable’ COVID-19: Pfizer chief Booster jabs in GCC remain ‘critical’ to beat ‘unpredictable’ COVID-19: Pfizer chief
Residents in the GCC must continue to have regular booster jabs to combat the spread of the “highly unpredictable” and evolving COVID-19 virus, Pfizer’s Middle East chief has told Al Arabiya ...
Coronavirus 07 September ,2022
EU officials recommend boosting high-risk people with omicron-tailored shots first EU officials recommend boosting high-risk people with omicron-tailored shots first
EU officials on Tuesday recommended that the two omicron-tailored vaccines recently endorsed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) be first deployed in high-risk individuals.Developed by Moderna and ...
Coronavirus 06 September ,2022
India approves its first locally developed nasal vaccine for COVID-19                India approves its first locally developed nasal vaccine for COVID-19
India on Tuesday approved a locally developed, needle-free and nasally administered Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, in a boost to the country’s homegrown pharmaceutical industry.The new ...
Coronavirus 06 September ,2022
CanSino’s inhaled version of COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency use approval in China CanSino’s inhaled version of COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency use approval in China
China’s CanSino Biologics Inc said on Sunday that its recently developed COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by the country’s drug regulator for emergency use as a booster, potentially benefiting its ...
Coronavirus 04 September ,2022
Malaysia ex-PM Mahathir, 97, discharged from hospital after COVID-19 treatment Malaysia ex-PM Mahathir, 97, discharged from hospital after COVID-19 treatment
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was discharged from hospital on Sunday after being admitted for COVID-19, his office said in a statement.The 97-year-old, who served for more than two ...
World News 04 September ,2022
Russia reports 50,000 COVID-19 infections for second day running Russia reports 50,000 COVID-19 infections for second day running
Russia recorded more than 50,000 new daily COVID-19 cases for the second day running on Saturday, the government’s coronavirus task force said.Over the last 24 hours, 51,699 cases were detected across ...
Coronavirus 03 September ,2022
China’s Shenzhen extends COVID-19 curbs but stops short of full lockdown China’s Shenzhen extends COVID-19 curbs but stops short of full lockdown
Some districts of China’s southern tech hub Shenzhen extended curbs on public activities, dining out and entertainment venues on Friday, but city officials stopped short of a full lockdown as they try ...
Coronavirus 02 September ,2022