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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, media reports said. more
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 ...

Merck and Ridgeback says Molnupiravir medicine demonstrates activity against Omicron variant

New Jersey: Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics has announced data from six preclinical studies demonstrating that molnupiravir, an inv ...

Pfizer and BioNTech initiate study to evaluate Omicron-based COVID-19 vaccine in adults aged between 18-55

New York: Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE on Wednesday announced the initiation of a clinical study to evaluate the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of an Omicron-based vaccine candidat ...

Covid pandemic can end in 2022 if comprehensive measures taken: WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Geneva/UNI/Sputnik: The international community can put an end to the coronavirus pandemic in 2022 if it takes comprehensive measures, Director-General of the World Health Organization (W ...

Pakistan witnessing fifth wave, 7,586 fresh COVID-19 cases recorded in past 24 hours

Islamabad: Pakistan is witnessing a rise in COVID-19 cases as 7,586 fresh cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, media reports said on Sunday.

Sri Lankan health authorities warn against Omicron

Colombo/UNI/Xinhua: Sri Lanka's health authorities on Friday said with a rise in the number of Omicron infected patients, the new variant was soon becoming dominant that would overtak ...

China blames mail from Canada to be the source of Omicron's arrival in Beijing: Reports

Beijing: Chinese authorities believe that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 might have entered Beijing via contaminated mail from Canada.