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Mass testing, health codes, lockdowns: how China’s zero-Covid policy works

Mass testing, health codes, lockdowns: how China’s zero-Covid policy works

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In this series, we answer frequently asked questions about China’s zero-tolerance approach to Covid-19, including entry restrictions, the length of quarantine and testing...
How dangerous is ‘flurona’ – a Covid-19 and flu double whammy – as Omicron spreads?

How dangerous is ‘flurona’ – a Covid-19 and flu double whammy – as Omicron...

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Israel recently reported its first case of a simultaneous Covid-19 and seasonal influenza infection, refreshing fears of a more such co-infections.While the case...
Omicron variant: in slap at China, US praises South Africa’s detection of new Covid strain

Omicron variant: in slap at China, US praises South Africa’s detection of new Covid...

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The United States praised South Africa Saturday for quickly identifying the new Covid strain called Omicron and sharing this information with the world...
Peru’s former President Vizcarra tests positive for COVID-19 | Coronavirus pandemic News

Peru’s former President Vizcarra tests positive for COVID-19 | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Martin Vizcarra, barred from public office for allegedly receiving COVID jab out of turn, says he and his wife tested positive.Former Peruvian President Martin...
US health panel recommends resuming J&J vaccine use | Coronavirus pandemic News

US health panel recommends resuming J&J vaccine use | Coronavirus pandemic News

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A Centers for Disease Control panel says despite the rare risk of blood clots, the vaccine’s suspension should be lifted.A US health panel said...
Bangladesh COVID shutdown triggers exodus from capital Dhaka | Coronavirus pandemic News

Bangladesh COVID shutdown triggers exodus from capital Dhaka | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Thousands scramble to get the last trains, buses and ferries before a nationwide transport shutdown takes hold.Tens of thousands of people have scrambled to...
Australia drops vaccine goal after AstraZeneca advice change | Coronavirus pandemic News

Australia drops vaccine goal after AstraZeneca advice change | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Plan to vaccinate all people by the end of the year abandoned after blood clot fears prompt change to medical advice on AstraZeneca use.Australia...
Chinese vaccines’ effectiveness low, official admits | Coronavirus pandemic News

Chinese vaccines’ effectiveness low, official admits | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Efficacy of a coronavirus vaccine from Sinovac has been found to be as low as 50.4 percent by researchers.In a rare admission of the...
Brazil’s Athletico Paranaense to buy COVID vaccines for fans | Coronavirus pandemic News

Brazil’s Athletico Paranaense to buy COVID vaccines for fans | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Brazilian football club says it plans to buy vaccines for players, officials and fans with paid membership.Brazilian top-flight football club Athletico Paranaense said it...
Greece 2.0 seeks to transform the economy. Does it go far enough? | Business and Economy News

Greece 2.0 seeks to transform the economy. Does it go far enough? | Business...

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On the day United States President Joe Biden presented his $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill, Greece unveiled a vision of state-driven economic regeneration that shares...
Lopez Obrador shifts gears, now says he won’t get COVID-19 jab | Coronavirus pandemic News

Lopez Obrador shifts gears, now says he won’t get COVID-19 jab | Coronavirus pandemic...

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The Mexican president says blood tests show he has antibodies in his system from the time he contracted the virus.In a reversal from comments...
France, Italy impose Easter lockdowns as COVID cases surge | Coronavirus pandemic News

France, Italy impose Easter lockdowns as COVID cases surge | Coronavirus pandemic News

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France and Italy have reimposed lockdowns as European nations struggle to contain a rising number of COVID-19 infections, with millions across Europe set to...
Pfizer data suggests COVID-19 shot protects against SA variant | Coronavirus pandemic News

Pfizer data suggests COVID-19 shot protects against SA variant | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Pfizer Inc and BioNTech said new clinical trial data signalled that their COVID-19 vaccine could protect against the new coronavirus variant first discovered in...
Brazil names new armed forces commanders amid political tensions | Coronavirus pandemic News

Brazil names new armed forces commanders amid political tensions | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Changes come after President Jair Bolsonaro, under pressure over COVID crisis, ordered a sweeping cabinet reshuffle.Brazil has named new commanders of its armed forces,...
Could vaccinating an entire resort town revive Zimbabwe tourism? | Coronavirus pandemic News

Could vaccinating an entire resort town revive Zimbabwe tourism? | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – With every passing minute, 500 million cubic metres of roaring water rush over the edge, falling into a gorge more...
Brazil CEOs and economists blast Bolsonaro’s COVID response | Coronavirus pandemic News

Brazil CEOs and economists blast Bolsonaro’s COVID response | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Hundreds of Brazilian business leaders and economists blasted President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the coronavirus crisis on Monday and called for a new policy approach as the country enters a critical phase...
Brazil in talks with US to import extra COVID vaccines | Coronavirus pandemic News

Brazil in talks with US to import extra COVID vaccines | Coronavirus pandemic News

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South American nation is struggling to contain a nationwide surge in coronavirus infections and deaths.Brazil is in talks with the United States to import...
Global middle class shrinks for first time since 1990s | Business and Economy News

Global middle class shrinks for first time since 1990s | Business and Economy News

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The global middle class shrank for the first time in decades last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, with almost two-thirds of households in...
BioNTech vaccine should be effective in protecting against certain Covid-19 strains, medical experts in Hong Kong say

BioNTech vaccine should be effective in protecting against certain Covid-19 strains, medical experts in...

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The German-made BioNTech vaccine should be effective in protecting people from the coronavirus variants found in Britain and Brazil although less protective against...
Brazil records over 90,000 new COVID cases in a single day | Coronavirus pandemic News

Brazil records over 90,000 new COVID cases in a single day | Coronavirus pandemic...

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Brazilian President Bolsonaro faces mounting pressure as coronavirus infections and deaths continue to mount.Brazil has reported a single-day record of 90,303 new cases of...