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New York: The UN warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is still a cause for global concern, and outbreaks of cholera, Ebola and Monkeypox (now renamed mpox) led to the mobilization of health and aid workers to contain life-threatening illnesses. more
Japan govt imposing mandatory Covid testing for arrivals from China: Reports

Tokyo: Mandatory testing for COVID-19 is being introduced by the Japanese government from December 30 upon arrival for travelers from China due to an increase in the number of confirmed c ...

China risks between 1.3 and 2.1 million deaths if it ends its zero-COVID strategy: Study

New Delhi: Analysis by Airfinity shows between 1.3 and 2.1 million lives could be at risk if China lifts its zero-COVID policy given low vaccination and booster rates as well as a lack of ...

China: Chongqing authorities say public sector employees testing positive for Covid-19 can go to work as 'normal'

Chongqing: Authorities in the Chinese city of Chongqing have said public sector employees testing positive for Covid-19 can go to work “as normal".

China COVID-19: Expert believes country may experience three winter waves

Beijing: A top Chinese official has said he believes China might be seeing the first of the three COVID-19 infection waves this winter.

South Korea reports 84,571 new Covid cases

Seoul: South Korea recorded 84,571 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 27,925,572, the health authorities said on Wednesday.

Bangladesh plans to administer fourth COVID-19 booster shot from Dec 20

Dhaka: The Bangladesh government is planning to administer the fourth dose of the COVID-19 in Dhaka on Dec 20, media reports said.

Chinese: Mainland reports 4,233 new Covid cases

Beijing: The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 4,233 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Friday.

Nearly 40 million children susceptible to measles due to COVID-19 disruptions

New York: Nearly 40 million children are at risk of getting measles due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and ...

China registers first deaths due to COVID-19 in six months

Beijing: China registered its first deaths due to COVID-19 in six months as the country continues to implement its Zero COVID-strategy to combat rising cases.