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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 fourth wave of the pandemic. more
Chinese scientist faces backlash over views contradicting govt's zero-Covid strategy

Beijing: As the highly contagious Delta variant spread across China in July, Zhang Wenhong, an esteemed infectious disease expert in Shanghai, told a worried Chinese public to accept a li ...

Covid: Germany fears nurse injected thousands with saline instead of vaccine

The administration in north Germany has asked more than 8,000 people to get Covid vaccine again as a nurse is suspected to have administered saline instead of vaccines in many cases, acco ...

Covid19: China rejects WHO's plan for second phase of virus origin probe

Beijing: China will not allow audit of the laboratories in the area where the Sars-CoV-2 or the novel coronavirus responsible for Covid-19 pandemic was first identified.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games chief does not rule out cancelling games

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organisers will keep an eye on the coronavirus cases and take a decision on continuing the event based on the situation.

Report now claims Wuhan virologist who worked on bat coronaviruses tied to military scientists

Wuhan: A top Chinese virologist has been tied to at least two Chinese military scientists who collaborated with her on coronavirus research in the past, including one now listed as deceas ...

African Union raises concern over exclusion of Covishield from Europe's digital 'green pass'

The exclusion of India-made Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield, developed by AstraZeneca, from Europe's digital 'green pass' has become a cause of concern for the African countries ...

Bangladesh braces for strict lockdown from July 1 to curb COVID-19 spike

Dhaka: Bangladesh is gearing up to witness the strictest lockdown from July 1 to contain the surge of COVID-19 which is leaving the country battered.

US lawmakers seek probe of stolen COVID-19 unemployment benefits

Washington: Reports that up to half of COVID-19 pandemic-related unemployment benefits had been stolen, much of the funds by foreign criminal syndicates, prompted a fresh appeal for a con ...

Coronavirus: Biden shows confidence in Fauci as lab-leak emails leave US congress seeking 'truth'

Washington DC: The White House on Friday defended the president's top coronavirus adviser, Dr Anthony Fauci, over his recently released work emails pertaining to the virus lab leak.