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Beijing: Millions more people in China have been ordered into lockdown and Hong Kong has banned transit passengers from 150 places as China still continues to battle the deadly COVID-19 virus outbreak, just weeks ahead of the Beijing Olympics. more
Australia daily Covid deaths hit 15-month high

Canberra/UNI/Xinhua: Australia has recorded its highest number of daily coronavirus deaths in more than 15 months.

COVID-19: Current vaccines may need to be updated, experts warn

New York: Current COVID-19 vaccines may need to be updated to ensure their continued effectiveness against Omicron and future variants, an expert group appointed by the World Health Organ ...

T cells from common colds cross-protect against infection with SARS-CoV-2: Study

London: A new study, published in Nature Communications and led by Imperial College London researchers, provides the first evidence of a protective role for these T cells.

China: Tianjin conducts Covid test of 14 mn people

Beijing/UNI: China's northern coastal city of Tianjin has started conducting Covid-19 tests of its 14 million population after two Omicron cases were reported in the city.

New COVID variant detected in Cyprus named Deltacron: Minister

Nicosia, Cyprus/UNI/Xinhua: A new COVID-19 variant which was dubbed Deltacron has been identified in Cyprus, but it is not presently a source of alarm, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipante ...

Global Coronavirus cases cross 300 million mark

Washington/UNI: The number of coronavirus cases confirmed globally has surpassed 300 million mark as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly setting new infection records in sever ...

COVID-19: New Year brings renewed WHO appeal for vaccine equity

New York: The highest number of COVID-19 cases so far in the pandemic were reported last week across the globe, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists on Thursda ...

70 per cent vaccination target must be met to ward off Omicron: WHO

New York: As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to surge across the world, the UN health agency on Tuesday said that it was crucial that more is done to help all countries receive ...

Scientists detect IHU variant of COVID-19 in France

Paris; Scientists have warned that a new COVID-19 variant named IHU may have been detected in France.