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Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Friday that those with a disability were among the hardest hit by the pandemic. more
Scientists warn border bans too late to stop Omicron variant spread, hold back studies: Report

London/UNI/Sputnik: Scientists have warned that new travel restrictions are ineffective against the Omicron coronavirus strain and risk slowing down studies of the variant, according to a ...

UK PM Boris Johnson gets COVID-19 booster shot

London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has received his COVID-19 vaccine shot and urged people to get themselves the same.

Germany locks down unvaccinated ahead of push for mandatory Covid jabs

Berlin (JEN): Germany on Thursday imposed major restrictions on unvaccinated people as the country is planning to make Covid shots mandatory for all in the coming months to fend off a fou ...

France suspends flights from 7 southern African nations amid fears of new COVID variant

Paris/UNI/Xinhua: The French government announced on Friday to immediately suspend flights coming from the southern parts of Africa following the detection of a new Covid-19 variant in So ...

COVID-19: New Zealand to reopen to vaccinated visitors from next year

Wellington (JEN): New Zealand has announced its plans to reopen borders, which have been closed for more than a year and a half due to Covid-19 outbreak, to fully vaccinated visitors from ...

Coronavirus: Pfizer vaccine shows 100 percent efficiency in adolescents after 4 months

New York: Pfizer Inc.and BioNTech SE have announced topline results from a longer-term analysis of the safety and efficacy of their COVID-19 vaccine in individuals aged between 12 through ...

French Prime Minister Jean Castex tests positive for coronavirus: Reports

Paris/UNI/Sputnik: French Prime Minister Jean Castex has tested positive for Covid-19, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported, citing the official residence of the Prime Minister, Hotel de M ...

Australia's Queensland to ease COVID restrictions as vaccine rollout ramps up

Sydney/UNI/Xinhua: As the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the Australian state of Queensland fast approaches a milestone, health authorities are easing some restrictions while also seekin ...

White House press secretary Jen Psaki tests coronavirus positive 

Washington: White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday announced she has tested COVID-19 positive.Psaki, 42, thanked vaccination and said she only experienced mild symptoms. &nbs ...