covid-19

Jan 23, 2021 02:13 PM

Sri Lankan health minister tests positive for Covid-19 after endorsing sorcery

[COLOMBO] Sri Lanka's health minister, who publicly endorsed sorcery and magic potions to stop surging coronavirus...

Jan 23, 2021 12:02 PM

Pride and caution in Wuhan on lockdown anniversary

[WUHAN, China] Exactly one year after it thrust the word "lockdown" into the global conversation, Wuhan passed the...

Jan 23, 2021 11:30 AM

'I want to feel safe again': Americans lament slow pace of US Covid-19 vaccine rollout

[SACRAMENTO, California] Jerry Shapiro, a 78-year-old pharmacist from Los Angeles, is at the top of the list of...

Jan 23, 2021 10:21 AM

More than 150 National Guard in Washington for inauguration test positive for coronavirus

[WASHINGTON] Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, DC, to provide security for President Joe...

Jan 23, 2021 10:18 AM

Hong Kong locks down district for compulsory Covid-19 testing

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong's government locked down an area of the Kowloon peninsula on Saturday, saying people there...

Jan 23, 2021 10:15 AM

Severe reaction to Moderna vaccine 'rare': US study

[WASHINGTON] Severe allergic reaction to Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine is "rare," US health authorities said on Friday...

Jan 23, 2021 07:16 AM

AstraZeneca warns of limited vaccine supplies to Europe

[LONDON] British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca warned Friday that supplies of its coronavirus vaccine to Europe...

Jan 23, 2021 07:10 AM

Japan dismisses Olympics cancellation report as teams back Games

[TOKYO] Japan dismissed a report claiming officials see cancelling the Tokyo Olympics as inevitable on Friday, as...

Jan 23, 2021 07:07 AM

New York state runs out of Covid-19 vaccines: governor

[NEW YORK] New York state was to run out of coronavirus vaccines on Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, increasing...

Jan 23, 2021 07:02 AM

Pfizer offers 40 million Covid-19 vaccine shots to poorer countries at cost

[GENEVA] Pfizer announced on Friday that it will provide up to 40 million of its Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer...

Jan 23, 2021 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Singapore tightens rules on household visits ahead of Chinese New Year

SINGAPORE has tightened its rules on household visits ahead of Chinese New Year as a "pre-emptive move", even as the...