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Paris: The French national health authority (HAS) approved three bivalent mRNA vaccines against the Covid-19 Omicron variants for a booster shot during the vaccination campaign starting on October 18. more
UK approves first Covid booster vaccine targeting Omicron variants

London: The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said on Monday that it has approved the first COVID-19 booster vaccine developed by US-based pharmaceutical company Mode ...

China reports first case of 'more contagious' Omicron BA.4 variant: Reports

Beijing: China, which is witnessing a spike in cases and consequent lockdown, has reported the more contagious Omicron BA.4 variant, media reports said on Tuesday.

Record profits, while COVID treatment often ‘out of reach’ for the poor

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 ...

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 ...