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New York: While reported COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to decline, Omicron sub-variants are driving an increase in the Americas and Africa, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, noting the disparity between profits being made, and treatments available in the developing world. more
Shanghai's battle against COVID-19 continues as 51 more deaths recorded

Shanghai: There seems to be no respite from COVID-19 outbreak in China as Shanghai city added 51 new deaths recently, media reports said.

South Korea reports 93,001 new Covid cases

Seoul/UNI/Xinhua: South Korea reported 93,001 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 16,305,752, the health authori ...

COVID-19: Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants, not more severe or transmissible, so far

New York: As the coronavirus which causes COVID-19 continues to evolve, we cannot afford to ‘lose sight’ of the changes, the UN health agency said on Wednesday, warning that l ...

Russian nasal vaccine effective against Omicron variant: Researchers

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: The new Russian nasal vaccine against the coronavirus infection has demonstrated effectiveness against the Omicron variant, Alexander Gintsburg, the director of Russia ...

Misinformation that Omicron is ‘the last COVID-19 variant’ fuelling uptick worldwide: WHO

New York: A combination of factors, including misinformation that the pandemic is over, the lifting of mask mandates, ending physical distancing - and a more transmissible Omicron BA.2 va ...

China battling fresh COVID-19 outbreak suspected to be driven by Omicron BA.2 variant

Beijing: China is witnessing a massive surge in COVID-19 cases with tens of millions of people are living under lockdown at present to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus, m ...

UN health agency updates guidelines on COVID-19 therapeutics

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO), for the first time, included an oral antiviral drug in its COVID-19 treatment guidance.

Concern over low vaccination rates as ‘Omicron tidal wave’ floods Eastern Europe, Central Asia

New York: The World Health Organization’s (WHO) top official in Europe on Tuesday called on governments and health authorities to “closely examine” why there is low dema ...

Americas: Pace of Omicron slows amid rising COVID infections

New York: COVID infections and deaths in North America continue to rise, as hospitalizations increase throughout the whole continent, the head of the World Health Organization’s (WH ...