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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 Thursday. more
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 ...

T cells from common colds cross-protect against infection with SARS-CoV-2: Study

London: A new study, published in Nature Communications and led by Imperial College London researchers, provides the first evidence of a protective role for these T cells.

China: Tianjin conducts Covid test of 14 mn people

Beijing/UNI: China's northern coastal city of Tianjin has started conducting Covid-19 tests of its 14 million population after two Omicron cases were reported in the city.

New COVID variant detected in Cyprus named Deltacron: Minister

Nicosia, Cyprus/UNI/Xinhua: A new COVID-19 variant which was dubbed Deltacron has been identified in Cyprus, but it is not presently a source of alarm, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipante ...