Vienna/Sputnik: Austria is making FFP2 face masks, which filter over 90 percent of airborne particles, mandatory on public transport and in shops in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variants, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Sunday. more
Japan culled record 5.8mln chickens since November: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Japan has culled record 5.8 million chickens since November due to bird flu, the NHK broadcaster reported Sunday.

Bangladesh reports 23 new COVID-19 deaths 

Dhaka: Bangladesh recorded 23 COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, media reports said.

Norway issues coronavirus vaccine caution on elderly as 23 die days after vaccination

Oslo: Norway has cautioned against vaccinating the very old and terminally ill patients with Coronavirus vaccine after 23 people died in the country after a few days of the injection.

As COVID deaths pass two million worldwide, Guterres warns against self-defeating ‘vaccinationalism'

New York: With more than two million lives now lost worldwide to COVID-19, the UN Secretary-General appealed on Friday for countries to work together and help each other to end the pandem ...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches world's biggest Covid-19 vaccination drive

New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the world's biggest Covid-19 vaccination drive in the nation, which is one of the worst Novel Coronavirus-hit count ...

Bangladesh registers 13 new COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours

Dhaka: Coronavirus has killed 13 more people in Bangladesh within 24 hours- in between Thursday and Friday- the lowest in eight months, according to a press release by the Department of H ...

Health experts arrive in Wuhan to investigate COVID-19 origins

New York: Members of an international team studying the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19 arrived in Wuhan, China, on Thursday, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) ann ...

Israel: Ensure equal COVID-19 vaccine access to Palestinians – UN Independent experts

New York: Israel’s “impressive” vaccination programme against the COVID-19 pandemic must include Palestinians under occupation, UN independent human rights experts stres ...

Brazil results show China's Sinovac vaccine is just 50.4 percent effective against COVID-19

Brazilian clinical trials have unveiled that a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac has been found to be 50.4% effective, media reports said.