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WHO warns COVID-19 infections are rising fast globally

The UN health agency WHO confirmed on Friday that coronavirus numbers are spiking globally and that we “should expect more cases” in the coming winter months in the northern h ...

Scientists rushing to track highly mutated BA.2.86 coronavirus variant found in four countries

Scientists are tracking a highly mutated variant of the virus which causes COVID-19 to understand the extent it can spread or the manner in which it can react against human immunity.

COVID-19: WHO tracking EG.5 'variant of interest'

The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently tracking several COVID-19 "variants of interest", including EG.5 which is on the rise in several countries, Director-General Ted ...

COVID-19 Spread: Nepal confirms spread of XBB.1.16 sub-variant

Kathmandu: Nepal has confirmed the spread of Omicron’s sub-variant XBB.1.16 in the Himalayan nation.

COVID will likely recede into the background, says Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine developer

Dhaka: Sarah Gilbert, who led a team that developed the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, believes that  SARS-CoV-2 will likely recede into the background in the upcoming times.

WHO continues to urge China to share more data amid COVID-19 surge

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the COVID-19 surge in China, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday, in his first virtual briefing ...

2022 Year In health: New Ebola and cholera outbreaks, mpox emergency, COVID-19 ‘not over’

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 ...

Bangladesh registers 36 new coronavirus deaths in past 24 hours

Dhaka: Bangladesh registered 36 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, media reports said.

Beijing registers highest COVID-19 cases in past 18 months ahead of Winter Olympics

Beijing: Beijing recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the last 18 months just ahead of the start of the  Winter Olympics here.