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Pakistan, a nation that has witnessed several waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, registered 4,000 COVID-19 cases for the second straight day, media reports said on Sunday. more
COVID-19: Chinese mainland reports 104 locally transmitted cases

Beijing/UNI/Xinhua: The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 104 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Saturday.

WHO recommends two new drugs to treat patients with COVID-19

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended on Thursday two new drugs to treat patients with COVID-19, one for patients with critical diseaseand one for non-severe cases.

Africa’s fourth COVID wave flattens out after six-week surge

New York: After a six-week surge, Africa’s fourth pandemic wave, which has been mainly driven by the Omicron variant, is flattening, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thur ...

Omicron fuels record weekly COVID-19 cases, but deaths ‘stable’

New York: Fuelled by Omicron, more than 15 million new cases of COVID-19 were reported around the world last week, by far the most cases reported in a single seven day period, the World H ...

Pakistan: COVID-19 positivity rate sees nine-fold spike in one month

Islamabad: Pakistan's COVID-19 positivity rate has increased by nine-fold in just one month as over 3,000 cases were reported on Thursday, media reports said.

China: Millions of people now forced into lockdown amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Beijing: Millions more people in China have been ordered into lockdown and Hong Kong has banned transit passengers from 150 places as China still continues to battle the deadly COVID-19 v ...

Australia daily Covid deaths hit 15-month high

Canberra/UNI/Xinhua: Australia has recorded its highest number of daily coronavirus deaths in more than 15 months.

COVID-19: Current vaccines may need to be updated, experts warn

New York: Current COVID-19 vaccines may need to be updated to ensure their continued effectiveness against Omicron and future variants, an expert group appointed by the World Health Organ ...

Europe: Omicron wave threatens to overwhelm health workers in weeks

New York: With forecasts indicating more than 50 per cent of Europeans are likely to become infected with the Omicron variant in the next six to eight weeks, the World Health Organization ...