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China: Wuhan lab created '10,000-times stronger than usual’ coronavirus strains

Wuhan: A Wuhan-based lab in China created coronavirus strains that were up to 10,000-times stronger than usual, media reports said on Saturday.

Scientific evidence to date on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy does not support boosters for general population: Study

London: An expert review by an international group of scientists, including some at the WHO and FDA, concludes that, even for the delta variant, vaccine efficacy against severe COVID is s ...

COVID-19: New Mu variant could be more vaccine-resistant

New York: A new coronavirus “variant of interest” named Mu – also known by its scientific name as B.1.621 – is being closely monitored by the World Health Organiza ...

Saudi Arabia's vaccination rate soars as authorities implement world's strictest immunisation policy

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has imposed the strictest vaccination rules, making it compulsory to produce proof of vaccination or recent recovery not only at events but at every commercial establ ...

Brazilian scientists say molecule in local snake venom may hold key to coronavirus drug

Sao Paulo: Scientists in Brazil have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake can stop coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells.

Black particles found in Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in Japan

Tokyo: Japan has put a batch of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on hold after black particles were spotted in a vial.

Pakistan registers 66 new COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours

Islamabad: Pakistan, a nation which has witnessed several rounds of COVID-19 pandemic, registered 66 new deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours, media reports said.

Delta variant doubles risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation compared to alpha variant: Study

New York: People infected with the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant have approximately double the risk of hospitalisation compared with those infected with the alpha variant, a study of more than ...

Australia: Covid lockdown extended till September in Sydney

Sydney: The authorities in Australia's Sydney have extended the lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus infection till September.