Several eastern Chinese areas in mass Covid-19 testing to curb new waves of infections

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) – Parts of eastern China are running fresh rounds of mass Covid-19 testing, as the country faces new waves of infections while recovering from impact of the spring outbreaks that hit Beijing and Shanghai. China continues to demand local authorities detect and contain new infections as soon as possible in its “dynamic Covid […]

Expert: France’s new COVID wave expected to peak end-July

People queue outside the Stade de France stadium, which has been converted into a temporary COVID-19 vaccination site, in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, April 6, 2021. (THOMAS SAMSON / POOL VIA AP) BRUSSELS / SAO PAULO / COPENHAGEN / OTTAWA / SAN SALVADOR / BELGRADE / ADDIS ABABA / WINDHOEK / PARIS – A new wave in France of COVID-19 infections fuelled by […]

North Korea blames ‘alien things’ near border with South for Covid-19 outbreak

SEOUL (REUTERS) – North Korea claimed on Friday (July 1) the country’s first Covid-19 outbreak began with patients touching “alien things” near the border with South Korea, apparently shifting blame to the neighbour for the wave of infections that hit the isolated country. Announcing its probe results, the North ordered its people to “vigilantly deal […]

Letter: EU chief can’t find texts with Pfizer head on vaccine deal

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the College of Commissioners at EU headquarters in Brussels, June 17, 2022. (GEERT VANDEN WIJNGAERT / AP) BRUSSELS / SAO PAULO / COPENHAGEN / OTTAWA / SAN SALVADOR / BELGRADE / ADDIS ABABA / WINDHOEK – European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen is no longer […]

Australian capital Canberra hit by new Covid-19 wave: Health authorities

CANBERRA (XINHUA) – Health authorities in Australia’s capital Canberra have warned of a new wave of coronavirus infections. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith revealed that modelling has indicated the territory is currently experiencing another wave of Covid-19 infections. “We are seeing those case numbers starting to increase and we expect that is […]

Top virologist says number of Covid-19 cases in Thailand 10 times higher than reported

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The actual number of Covid-19 infections must be 10 times higher than reported by the Public Health Ministry as most patients develop mild symptoms, top virologist Yong Poovorawan said on Sunday (June 26). Thailand recorded 2,378 Covid-19 cases and 17 deaths on Sunday, according to the ministry. Dr Yong […]