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Sinovac Hong Kong executive says trials for Omicron jab may start this month, global distribution in May

Sinovac Hong Kong executive says trials for Omicron jab may start this month, global...

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Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech has revealed that it plans to begin clinical trials for a jab to treat the highly transmissible Omicron...
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 civil servants could soon face stepped-up testing, vaccine booster shot incentives

Coronavirus: Hong Kong civil servants could soon face stepped-up testing, vaccine booster shot incentives

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Hong Kong’s unvaccinated civil servants could soon face weekly Covid-19 testing, while their inoculated colleagues may be offered incentives to take a booster...
No definitive proof Sinovac jab caused heart blockage that killed chronically ill man, expert tells Hong Kong inquest

No definitive proof Sinovac jab caused heart blockage that killed chronically ill man, expert...

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A Hong Kong pharmacologist has said no evidence existed to conclusively prove the Sinovac vaccine against Covid-19 caused a heart blockage that killed...
Coronavirus: China’s Sinovac investing US$60 million in Chile vaccine facility

Coronavirus: China’s Sinovac investing US$60 million in Chile vaccine facility

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Chinese pharmaceutical Sinovac Biotech on Wednesday said it will build a fill-and-finish vaccine plant in Chile with an investment of US$60 million, consolidating...
Coronavirus: Brazil’s death toll tops 500,000; Russia reports surge in infections; and Afghanistan needs oxygen

Coronavirus: Brazil’s death toll tops 500,000; Russia reports surge in infections; and Afghanistan needs...

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Brazil said on Saturday that more than 500,000 people in the country are confirmed to have died from Covid-19 since the start of...
Coronavirus: Chinese jab becomes an added hurdle for some African visitors to the European Union

Coronavirus: Chinese jab becomes an added hurdle for some African visitors to the European...

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Europe is gradually reopening to vaccinated travellers as coronavirus restrictions ease, but in some African nations such as Morocco recipients of jabs not...
Chinese vaccines meant for Indonesian prison stolen and sold to public

Chinese vaccines meant for Indonesian prison stolen and sold to public

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Four people have been arrested on suspicion of stealing Covid-19 vaccines meant for the inmates and staff of an Indonesian prison and selling...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents told to evacuate over variant strain call for home quarantine in petitions signed by over 3,000

Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents told to evacuate over variant strain call for home quarantine...

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More than 3,000 people have signed petitions urging the Hong Kong government to allow residents of two housing blocks where a mutated coronavirus...
Punishing coronavirus testing lab for failures a balancing act amid Hong Kong’s pandemic battle: Carrie Lam

Punishing coronavirus testing lab for failures a balancing act amid Hong Kong’s pandemic battle:...

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Hong Kong’s decision to suspend some but not all of the services provided by a coronavirus testing lab whose false-positive results led to...
China vaccines put to real-world test against Covid-19

China vaccines put to real-world test against Covid-19

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Almost a billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered, according to Bloomberg, providing scientists with critical feedback on how the jabs...
Asia once led the coronavirus battle. Why is it behind on vaccines?

Asia once led the coronavirus battle. Why is it behind on vaccines?

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In Israel, where well over half the country’s 9 million residents have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, citizens are spilling...
Hong Kong vaccines: information overload, lack of context provoking ‘unnecessary’ fears of Sinovac jabs, experts say

Hong Kong vaccines: information overload, lack of context provoking ‘unnecessary’ fears of Sinovac jabs,...

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Hongkongers’ fears over the safety of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines – exacerbated by recent medical emergencies involving people who received the shots – are...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s next batch of Sinovac jabs to arrive within the month; fewer than 10 new cases expected

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s next batch of Sinovac jabs to arrive within the month; fewer...

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Hong Kong’s second batch of Sinovac vaccine will arrive within the month, the city’s health minister has said, while allaying concerns following a...
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...
‘BFF prices’ but no corruption: Manila defends Philippines’ deal with China’s Sinovac for CoronaVac vaccine

‘BFF prices’ but no corruption: Manila defends Philippines’ deal with China’s Sinovac for CoronaVac...

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Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biontech will sell its Covid-19 vaccine to the Philippines at “Best Friends Forever prices”, Philippine officials have claimed as...
Coronavirus: Brazil approves emergency use of vaccines from AstraZeneca and China’s Sinovac

Coronavirus: Brazil approves emergency use of vaccines from AstraZeneca and China’s Sinovac

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Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Sunday approved emergency use of Covid-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech and Britain’s AstraZeneca, kicking off immunisations as the...
Bio Farma: Sinovac’s Indonesian partner sets sights on making Chinese vaccines for Southeast Asia

Bio Farma: Sinovac’s Indonesian partner sets sights on making Chinese vaccines for Southeast Asia

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Indonesia’s ambitious vaccination drive to inoculate two thirds of its population of 270 million began on Wednesday when President Joko Widodo received a shot...
Coronavirus: Turkey approves China’s Sinovac vaccine for emergency use

Coronavirus: Turkey approves China’s Sinovac vaccine for emergency use

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Turkish authorities gave the go-ahead for the emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech on Wednesday, paving the way...
Brazil trial finds efficacy of Sinovac vaccine at 50.4 percent | Coronavirus pandemic News

Brazil trial finds efficacy of Sinovac vaccine at 50.4 percent | Coronavirus pandemic News

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A coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech was found to be just 50.4 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infections of COVID-19 in a...