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Seoul/UNI/Sputnik: South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on Monday approved Pfizer’s oral antiviral pill, the first one to treat Covid-19 in the country, after a panel of experts reviewed its safety and efficiency, national media said. more
Infectious diseases present ‘clear and present danger’ everywhere

New York: COVID-19 continues to demonstrate how quickly “an infectious disease can sweep across the world”, pushing health systems to the brink and upending daily life for all ...

First death from Omicron variant registered in Australia: New South Wales Health

Canberra/UNI/Sputnik: The first death from the Omicron strain of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Australia, the health department of the state of New South Wales reports.

SARS-CoV-2 goes ‘underground’ to spread from cell to cell: Study

Washignton: The virus that causes COVID-19 has adopted some stealth moves to stay alive and kicking, and one secret to its success is hiding from the immune system by spreading through ce ...

China: 13 million residents put under lockdown as Xi'an city registers 52 new Covid-19 cases

Xi'an: Authorities in the Chinese city of Xi'an put an estimated 13 million residents under lockdown as 52 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the region.

Pakistan: Islamabad reports first Omicron case

Pakistan's Islamabad city has registered the first case of Omicron variant, media reports said on Saturday.

China: Mainland registers 87 locally transmitted COVID cases

Beijing/UNI/Xinhua: The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 87 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Saturday.

People in Chinese city asked to stay home after one local Covid-19 case was confirmed: Reports

Beijing: Over 210,000 residents of a Chinese city bordering Vietnam have been directed to stay home after a local Covid-19 case was recorded there, media reports said.

Ignoring COVID-19 will just perpetuate it, WHO warns

New York: As many friends and families consider whether to celebrate Christmas together, the UN health agency issued a reminder on Wednesday that “anyone who ignores COVID-19 is&hel ...

WHO warns against blanket boosters, as vaccine inequity persists

New York: Blanket COVID-19 vaccine booster programmes could prolong the pandemic and increase inequity, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday.