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Coronavirus: Australia to allow foreign travellers with rapid antigen test

Coronavirus: Australia to allow foreign travellers with rapid antigen test

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Australia will allow international air travellers to enter the country if they provide results from a rapid antigen test (RAT) taken within 24...
9 seconds apart: how Omicron could have spread from 2 people to a Hong Kong kindergarten teacher in a tunnel

9 seconds apart: how Omicron could have spread from 2 people to a Hong...

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It could take just a brief encounter in an MTR station for the Omicron variant to transmit from one person to another, Hong...
Coronavirus: New Zealand says Omicron arrival imminent; Singaporean infected with 2 variants in 8 months

Coronavirus: New Zealand says Omicron arrival imminent; Singaporean infected with 2 variants in 8...

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New Zealand is bracing for the arrival of Omicron, with the highly infectious Covid-19 variant expected to breach the nation’s closed border at...
China coronavirus: woman on blind date trapped after man’s home placed under Covid-19 lockdown

China coronavirus: woman on blind date trapped after man’s home placed under Covid-19 lockdown

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A woman in China has become an internet celebrity after getting trapped in the house of a man she was on a blind...
Chinese province takes on twin coronavirus fronts of Omicron and Delta

Chinese province takes on twin coronavirus fronts of Omicron and Delta

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Henan in central China has become the first province in the country to officially combat Omicron and Delta coronavirus variants at the same...
Israel finds fourth vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold; Violence at pandemic protests in Germany

Israel finds fourth vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold; Violence at pandemic protests in Germany

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A fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold a week after the shot is administered, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on...
Can China’s creaky health insurance scheme withstand its ageing population and coronavirus?

Can China’s creaky health insurance scheme withstand its ageing population and coronavirus?

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For two decades, 65-year-old farmer Che Xiuyue had been troubled by osteophytes, bony lumps that grew on her knees, causing her unbearable pain...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong fitness chain blames ‘unrealistic rent’, social-distancing toll in closing last branches

Coronavirus: Hong Kong fitness chain blames ‘unrealistic rent’, social-distancing toll in closing last branches

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A troubled Hong Kong fitness chain has closed its four remaining branches, citing “unrealistic rents” and social-distancing regulations that crippled the industry during...
Italy bans New Year events as coronavirus cases climb to pandemic record

Italy bans New Year events as coronavirus cases climb to pandemic record

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Italy has tightened restrictions to curb surging Covid-19 infections, including banning all public New Year’s Eve celebrations, as daily infections hit a record...
Coronavirus: New York mayor Bill de Blasio says ‘no more shutdowns’ as city faces virus spike

Coronavirus: New York mayor Bill de Blasio says ‘no more shutdowns’ as city faces...

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is committed to keeping the city open as it grapples with yet another spike...
Donald Trump reveals he got a Covid-19 booster, crowd boos him

Donald Trump reveals he got a Covid-19 booster, crowd boos him

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Former US president Donald Trump revealed he received a booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine, drawing boos from a crowd in Dallas.Trump made...
Omicron spread shows China got it right on Covid-19 strategy, top disease expert says

Omicron spread shows China got it right on Covid-19 strategy, top disease expert says

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Foreign nations should realise by now that China’s so-called over the top approach in handling the pandemic was the correct one, the country’s...
When Covid-19 hit Cathay Pacific, these 3 flight attendants began selling food. Then things really took off

When Covid-19 hit Cathay Pacific, these 3 flight attendants began selling food. Then things...

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For more than 20 years, Hong Kong residents Shilpa Pednekar, 51, Rinny Ayu, 47, and Lany Chew, 50, focused on their jobs as...
Coronavirus: Poland faces surge of deaths amid high vaccine resistance

Coronavirus: Poland faces surge of deaths amid high vaccine resistance

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As Hanna Zientara, 83, endured subfreezing temperatures to get a coronavirus vaccine booster shot in Warsaw, her 30-year-old grandson was starting a Canary...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong will consider vaccine passports if necessary, but city has ‘not hit that stage yet’, Carrie Lam says

Coronavirus: Hong Kong will consider vaccine passports if necessary, but city has ‘not hit...

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A vaccine passport that would bar unjabbed residents from numerous Hong Kong venues will remain in the government’s toolkit should its Covid-19 inoculation...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong health code compatible with mainland China and Macau’s to launch next week as border reopening comes into sight

Coronavirus: Hong Kong health code compatible with mainland China and Macau’s to launch next...

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Hong Kong will launch a long-awaited Covid-19 health code compatible with the version used in mainland China on December 10, one of the...
Coronavirus: EU chief says it’s time to ‘think about mandatory vaccination’

Coronavirus: EU chief says it’s time to ‘think about mandatory vaccination’

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It is time for the European Union to “think about mandatory vaccination” against Covid-19, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said on...
Coronavirus: more Omicron variant cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

Coronavirus: more Omicron variant cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

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Cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world on Sunday and many governments...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong has not done enough to fight the next infection wave, health chief says, pointing to adoption of tracking technology

Coronavirus: Hong Kong has not done enough to fight the next infection wave, health...

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Hong Kong has not done enough to prepare for a fifth wave of Covid-19, including adopting digital contact-tracing systems to detect and prevent...
Coronavirus: violence erupts in Brussels against new Covid-19 measures

Coronavirus: violence erupts in Brussels against new Covid-19 measures

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Violence broke out at a protest against anti-Covid measures in Brussels on Sunday, in which police said tens of thousands of people took...