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China PCR test orders soared before first confirmed Coronavirus case in 2019: Reports

Canberra: An Australian cyber security company has claimed purchase of PCR tests in China's Hubei Province surged months before the first official reports of a novel coronavirus case ...

Pandemic impact ‘tip of the iceberg’ after years of neglecting child mental health

New York: COVID-19 has taken a toll on the mental health of children and young people, and impacts could be felt for many years to come, UN children’s agency, UNICEF, warned on Tues ...

Study shows two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are highly effective against COVID-19 hospitalizations for at least six months

New York: Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT162b2) are 90% effective against COVID-19 hospitalizations for all variants, including delta, for at least six months, confirms a new study from ...

Bangladesh records 18 new deaths due to COVID-19 in past 24 hours

Dhaka: Bangladesh registered 18 new deaths due to COVID-19 infection in the past 24 hours, media reports said on Sunday.

COVID-19 death count surpasses 700,000-mark in US: Johns Hopkins

New York/JEN: The U.S. death toll from Covid-19 crossed 700,000 late Friday as highly contagious delta variant of the virus continues to rage in the country, according to data provided by ...

Australia registers over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for 3rd day

Canberra/UNI/Xinhua: Australia has reported more than 2,000 coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day as the country continues to battle the third wave of COVID-19 infections.

Pakistan registers 46 fresh deaths due to COVID-19

Islamabad: Pakistan claimed 46 new deaths due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, media reports said on Saturday.

Got two doses of Covishield: UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid amid India-UK vaccine war

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the India-UK vaccine war, United Nations General Assembly president Abdulla Shahid has said he was administered with two doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, m ...

Coronavirus antiviral pill can halve risk of hospitalization

New Jersey: Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics on Friday announced that molnupiravir, an investigational oral antiviral medicine, sign ...