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Sweden reports first case of monkeypox

STOCKHOLM: One person in Sweden has been diagnosed with monkeypox, health authorities said Thursday following similar cases in Europe and North America.The rare...

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...

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