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Seoul: South Korea, which recently witnessed a surge in Omicron cases, is all set to fully lift seven-day mandatory quarantine for COVID-19 patients late next month, media reports said on Friday. more
Africa experiencing longest-running decline in COVID-19 infections

New York: COVID-19 cases in Africa have fallen for the past 16 weeks, and deaths have dropped during the last eight, marking the longest-running decline in infections on the continent sin ...

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 ...

China: People face shortage of food in Shanghai amid lockdown, COVID-19 start rising in Guangzhou

Shanghai: People in Shanghai city, which is currently under lockdown amid COVID-19 crisis, are facing acute food shortages, media reports said on Tuesday.

COVID-19 vaccine access in conflict areas remains critical

New York: Although safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations are available, the pandemic is still far from over, and countries affected by conflict are in danger of being left behind, the ...

Bangladesh registers 44 new COVID-19 cases, one death in past 24 hours

Bangladesh registered 44 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours while one person lost his life due to the infection, media reports said.

China: Shanghai gets 100 makeshift hospitals for Covid

Shanghai: Shanghai, a city fighting hard against the viral infection, has built over 100 makeshift hospitals for Covid-19 treatment with over 160,000 beds, the Shanghai municipal governme ...

New COVID wave a reminder pandemic is ‘far from over’: Guterres

New York: Governments and pharmaceutical companies need to work together in a better way, to deliver vaccines “to every person, everywhere” – not simply in the wealthies ...

China: Shanghai conducts another Covid-19 screening

Shanghai: China's largest city, is carrying out a new round of PCR and antigen testing for Covid-19 on Wednesday as daily increase in new cases remains high despite the lockdown, whic ...

China: Shanghai builds another makeshift hospital to combat rising COVID-19 cases

Shanghai:  Shanghai is converting the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) into a makeshift hospital with a planned capacity of 40,000 beds.