Covid-19 | Morocco acquires 65 million vaccine doses from China, UK

Morocco announced it has acquired 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinopharm and Britain’s AstraZeneca, as the north African kingdom prepares to launch a COVID-19 vaccination program that

Pandemic | After early success, South Korea sleepwalks into virus crisis

South Korea had seemed to be winning the fight against the coronavirus: Quickly ramping up its testing, contact-tracing and quarantine efforts paid off when it weathered an early outbreak without

Explainer | Are new coronavirus strains cause for concern?

Reports from Britain and South Africa of new coronavirus strains that seem to spread more easily are causing alarm, but virus experts say it's unclear if that's the case or

Cut off: UK facing travel bans on fears of new virus strain

Trucks waiting to get out of Britain backed up for miles and people were stranded at airports today (Monday) as countries around the world imposed stringent travel restrictions over concerns

Quarantine extended to 21 days for all arrivals, except from mainland China, Taiwan

The government has announced that from 10 p.m. today (Monday) all travellers entering the territory other than from medium risk regions in mainland China and from Taiwan will be required

Debunked COVID-19 myths survive online, despite facts

From speculation that the coronavirus was created in a lab to hoax cures, an overwhelming amount of false information clung to COVID-19 as it circled the globe in 2020. Public health

Pandemic | Phishing ploy targets Covid-19 vaccine distribution effort

IBM security researchers say they have detected a cyberespionage effort using targeted phishing emails to try to collect vital information on the World Health Organization's initiative for distributing COVID-19 vaccine

China testing blunders stemmed from secret deals with firms

In the early days in Wuhan, the first city struck by the virus, getting a COVID test was so difficult that residents compared it to winning the lottery. Throughout the Chinese

Covid-19 | UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Pfizer and BioNTech say they've won permission today (Wednesday) for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, the world's first coronavirus shot that's backed by rigorous science - and

Asia Today: India’s virus cases jump on New Delhi resurgence

India's coronavirus outbreak rose by more than 50,000 cases Thursday amid a resurgence of infections in the capital. The Health Ministry also reported another 704 fatalities in the past 24 hours

New Russian infections soar; UK, Germany widen testing

Coronavirus cases hit new daily highs this week in Russia, and Germany and the U.K. announced plans  Tuesday to expand virus testing as European countries battled rapidly increasing COVID-19 infections

China marks another step in virus rebound with Singapore opening Nov 6

Singapore will lift border restrictions on visitors from mainland China from Nov. 6, a further reminder that the nation where the coronavirus outbreak first began is firmly on the road

Asia Today: S.Korea reports 110 cases, half in Busan hospital

South Korea has reported 110 new cases of the coronavirus, half of them linked to a hospital in Busan. The numbers released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on

Half a billion travelers show China’s economy moving past Covid

  Hotel prices shot up, ride-hailing apps crashed, tickets to the Great Wall sold out: after more than nine long, housebound months, almost half a billion Chinese people are taking a

Trump, still infectious, back at White House — without mask

President Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House Monday night (today, Macau time) after leaving the military hospital where he was receiving an unprecedented level of care

AirAsia ceases operations in Japan as pandemic wipes out travel

AirAsia Group Bhd. will cease operations in Japan immediately as it tries to reduce cash burn amid the coronavirus outbreak that’s wiped out travel demand globally. AirAsia Japan has stopped operations

Asia Today: Remote learning begins in virus-hit Philippines

Grade school and high school students in the Philippines began classes at home today (Monday) after the coronavirus pandemic forced remote-learning onto an educational system already struggling to fund schools. The

Doctor: Trump improving, but not ‘out of the woods’ yet

President Donald Trump went through a "very concerning" period Friday and faces a "critical" next two days in his fight against COVID-19 at a military hospital, his chief of staff

Trump’s age, health woes raise his risk for Covid-19 illness

President Donald Trump has several strikes against him — age, obesity, elevated cholesterol and being male — that could put him at greater risk of becoming seriously ill from

Asia Today: South Korea has virus jump before holiday period

South Korea has reported 113 new cases of COVID-19, its first daily increase over 100 in five days, as the country entered a holiday break that officials fear would possibly

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