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Dutch court approves government’s use of pandemic curfew measures | Coronavirus pandemic News

Dutch court approves government’s use of pandemic curfew measures | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Ruling deals blow to anti-lockdown group ‘Virustruth’, which challenged the government’s controversial curfew.A Dutch appeals court ruled Friday that the government was entitled to...
‘Halfway there’ Biden marks 50 million COVID-19 jabs | Coronavirus pandemic News

‘Halfway there’ Biden marks 50 million COVID-19 jabs | Coronavirus pandemic News

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US President Joe Biden held a ceremony commemorating 50 million coronavirus vaccine jabs on Thursday, amid rising concerns about the emergence of new variants...
First coronavirus vaccines under Covax Facility delivered to Ghana

First coronavirus vaccines under Covax Facility delivered to Ghana

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Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed Covax Facility initiative on Wednesday – the long-awaited start for...
Coronavirus: more than 83 million masks Hong Kong purchased amid pandemic were defective or from dubious sources

Coronavirus: more than 83 million masks Hong Kong purchased amid pandemic were defective or...

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More than 83 million surgical masks, 7 per cent of those purchased by the Hong Kong government last year amid the coronavirus pandemic,...
‘Extremely promising’: 1st dose of COVID vaccine cuts illness | Coronavirus pandemic News

‘Extremely promising’: 1st dose of COVID vaccine cuts illness | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Data from two separate studies published in the UK, one in England and another in Scotland, have shown vaccines against COVID-19 are effective in...
Coronavirus: Britain’s next pandemic plan is to prepare to live with it

Coronavirus: Britain’s next pandemic plan is to prepare to live with it

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Britain’s success at vaccinating faster than anywhere else in Europe is putting pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to figure out what comes...
Coronavirus: few Hong Kong schools planning to resume all classes on campus, with testing teachers for Covid-19 a stumbling block

Coronavirus: few Hong Kong schools planning to resume all classes on campus, with testing...

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Only about 200 of some 5,000 Hong Kong kindergartens, tutorial centres and schools intend to bring back all pupils for in-person classes from...
#TakeUsBackToChina: a plea from Indian medical students, as coronavirus lockout, fraying ties intervene

#TakeUsBackToChina: a plea from Indian medical students, as coronavirus lockout, fraying ties intervene

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Medical student Ahmed Suhail, 22, returned to India on an evacuation flight from Wuhan, China, last February when the coronavirus broke out and...
France recommends single coronavirus vaccine dose for those previously infected

France recommends single coronavirus vaccine dose for those previously infected

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France on Friday recommended that people who have already recovered from Covid-19 receive a single vaccine dose, becoming the first country to issue...
Coronavirus: British variant ‘could be behind up to a quarter of French cases’

Coronavirus: British variant ‘could be behind up to a quarter of French cases’

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The more contagious coronavirus variant from Britain is estimated by the French government to be responsible for about 20 to 25 per cent...
Hong Kong defends its approval process for Covid-19 vaccines as neighbouring Macau celebrates arrival of first batch from mainland

Hong Kong defends its approval process for Covid-19 vaccines as neighbouring Macau celebrates arrival...

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A leading government health adviser has said Hong Kong will not cut corners when it comes to approving Covid-19 vaccines developed on the...
Hong Kong education chief insists regular coronavirus testing for teachers is not a condition for resuming in-person classes

Hong Kong education chief insists regular coronavirus testing for teachers is not a condition...

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Hong Kong’s education chief has stressed that regular testing of school staff for Covid-19 will not be a prerequisite for the full resumption...
Corruption complaints in Hong Kong plunge to 40-year low in 2020 amid coronavirus pandemic

Corruption complaints in Hong Kong plunge to 40-year low in 2020 amid coronavirus pandemic

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Complaints against corruption in Hong Kong dropped to a 40-year low last year, but advisers to the city’s anti-graft watchdog have urged vigilance,...
UK: Centenarian fundraiser Captain Tom hospitalised with COVID | Coronavirus pandemic News

UK: Centenarian fundraiser Captain Tom hospitalised with COVID | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Tom Moore raised more than $41m for the health service by walking laps of his garden during last year’s lockdown. Centenarian Captain Tom Moore, who...
Iran says local COVID-19 vaccine effective against UK variant | Coronavirus pandemic News

Iran says local COVID-19 vaccine effective against UK variant | Coronavirus pandemic News

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COVIran Barekat jab shown to completely defuse the UK variant of coronavirus in its human trials, officials say.Tehran, Iran – Iranian health officials say...
Canada to quarantine arriving travellers, suspend flights south | Coronavirus pandemic News

Canada to quarantine arriving travellers, suspend flights south | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government will introduce mandatory testing at airports for people returning. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced stricter restrictions on...
Coronavirus: EU Commission adopts vaccine export control scheme amid AstraZeneca row

Coronavirus: EU Commission adopts vaccine export control scheme amid AstraZeneca row

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The European Commission on Friday launched a scheme to monitor and in some cases bar exports of vaccines produced in EU factories, amid...
Hong Kong pro-establishment figures urge tougher pandemic response, more focus on livelihood issues after city leader’s call with President Xi Jinping

Hong Kong pro-establishment figures urge tougher pandemic response, more focus on livelihood issues after...

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Pressure is mounting on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to decisively contain the fourth wave of coronavirus infections after her unprecedented virtual...
Coronavirus: WHO investigation team members leave hotel quarantine in China

Coronavirus: WHO investigation team members leave hotel quarantine in China

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A World Health Organization team in China to investigate the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic ended 14 days of hotel quarantine on Thursday,...