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Shanghai says ‘zero-COVID’ achieved but millions still in lockdown

SHANGHAI: Shanghai on Tuesday declared it had achieved "zero-COVID" across all its districts, sparking derision on social media as millions in China's biggest...

North Korea reports 21 new deaths as it battles COVID outbreak

SEOUL: North Korea announced 21 new "fever" deaths Saturday and said more than half a million people had been sickened nationwide, two...

North Korea reports first COVID-19 case, declares emergency

PYONGYANG: North Korea has confirmed its first-ever case of COVID-19 and declared a "severe national emergency", with leader Kim Jong Un vowing to...

Pakistan reports first case of highly infectious Omicron sub-variant

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday reported its first case of highly infectious Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH).Taking to...

Ex-SAPM Dr Faisal Sultan rejects WHO’s coronavirus death report

LAHORE: Former special assistant to then prime minister on  health Dr Faisal Sultan Friday said the World Health Organization's (WHO) data on coronavirus...

Two Omicron sub-variants driving S Africa COVID spike: WHO

GENEVA: Two new Omicron sub-variants are driving an increase in reported COVID cases in South Africa, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, stressing...

Moderna seeks US authorisation for COVID vaccine in children under 6

WASHINGTON: US biotech firm Moderna said it had submitted a request for an emergency use authorisation in the United States for its COVID...

China megacity mass-tests, cancels flights after suspected COVID case

BEIJING: The Chinese megacity of Guangzhou cancelled hundreds of flights Thursday and launched mass testing of 5.6 million people after one suspected COVID...

The world of vaccines, before and after COVID

PARIS: The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the world's relationship with vaccines, spurring unprecedented production and innovation even while poorer nations were left...

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