G-20 finance leaders eye ways to support pandemic recovery

Countries must avoid tensions and cooperate to support a recovery from the pandemic as it lingers in many parts of the world, Indonesian President Joko Widodo told

CE holds meeting with Zhuhai official on pandemic control measures

The Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng held a meeting on Saturday via videoconference with officials in Zhuhai in order to exchange views on pandemic control measures

The Question Why are so many vaccinated people getting Covid-19 lately?

A couple of factors are at play, starting with the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant. Omicron is more likely to infect people, even if

Pandemic | Asia keeps omicron at bay, but a surge may be inevitable

Much of Asia has largely managed to keep omicron at bay even as the variant rages in other parts of the world, but the region that is

Breaking News | Pfizer confirms Covid pill’s results, potency versus omicron

Pfizer said this evening (Tuesday) that its experimental pill to treat COVID-19 appears effective against the omicron variant. The company also said full results of its 2,250-person study confirmed the pill's

Year after lockdown, Wuhan dissident more isolated than ever

One year after lockdown, Wuhan has long since sprung back to life — but Zhu Tao remains bunkered in his 14th-floor apartment, spending his days doomscrolling through news, playing virtual

Analysis | How to stay safe with a fast-spreading new coronavirus variant on the loose

A fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in at least 22 U.S. states, and people are wondering: How do I protect myself now? We saw what

47th case: One among 109 returnees tests positive for Covid-19

One of the returnees who arrived in Macau last night (Thursday) tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the government announced. The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a follow-up statement early today

Portugal halts flights to UK over virus variant

Portugal is stopping flights to and from the United Kingdom from tomorrow (Saturday), blaming a COVID-19 variant first identified in the U.K.

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

A global team of researchers arrived today (Thursday) in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty

UK | PM bets 2 million vaccine shots a week will end lockdown

Boris Johnson pinned his hopes for a national recovery on a plan to deliver 2 million coronavirus vaccinations a week, as the U.K. went back into lockdown in an attempt

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

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