covid-19

  • Another 12 lives claimed due to Covid-19, total now 31,952

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    Another 12 lives claimed due to Covid-19, total now 31,952

  • Delhi lifts weekend curfew, reopens restaurants as India Covid cases drop

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    Delhi lifts weekend curfew, reopens restaurants as India Covid cases drop

  • Philippines to reopen to vaccinated foreign tourists

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    Philippines to reopen to vaccinated foreign tourists

  • 'Whack-a-mole': Experts call Hong Kong's zero-Covid policy unsustainable

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    'Whack-a-mole': Experts call Hong Kong's zero-Covid policy unsustainable

  • Finland moves up planned easing of Covid restrictions

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    Finland moves up planned easing of Covid restrictions

  • CovidNow: Nearly 50pc of Malaysia’s adult population received Covid booster shot

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    CovidNow: Nearly 50pc of Malaysia’s adult population received Covid booster shot

  • Covid-19 vaccine not 'direct cause' of heart condition that led to woman's death, say two Singapore hospitals that treated her

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    Covid-19 vaccine not 'direct cause' of heart condition that led to woman's death, say two Singapore hospitals that treated her

  • Report: US health agency has 'persistent deficiencies' in its crisis response

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    Report: US health agency has 'persistent deficiencies' in its crisis response

  • US presses China to loosen Covid rules on diplomats

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    US presses China to loosen Covid rules on diplomats

  • Australia suffers deadliest day of pandemic, expands booster eligibility

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    Australia suffers deadliest day of pandemic, expands booster eligibility

  • EU: Booster shots could cut Europe’s Covid hospitalisations by up to 800,000

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    EU: Booster shots could cut Europe’s Covid hospitalisations by up to 800,000

  • Singapore Grand Prix gets green light for next seven years

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    Singapore Grand Prix gets green light for next seven years

  • EasyJet halves first-quarter loss despite Omicron

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    EasyJet halves first-quarter loss despite Omicron

  • Russia reports record Covid-19 cases for seventh day in a row

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    Russia reports record Covid-19 cases for seventh day in a row

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    Boston hospital refuses heart transplant to unvaccinated patient

    BOSTON, Jan 27 — A hospital in Boston refused to perform a heart transplant on a patient who had not been vaccinated for Covid-19, US television media reported Wednesday. A...

  • Sabah govt eases CNY SOPs

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    Sabah govt eases CNY SOPs

    KOTA KINABALU, Jan 27 — The Sabah state government has relaxed the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Chinese New Year celebration from Jan 31 to Feb 15. State...

  • Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases break 5,000-mark for first time since Dec 2021 with 5,439 logged

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    Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases break 5,000-mark for first time since Dec 2021 with 5,439 logged

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — New Covid-19 cases in the country crossed the 5,000-mark today, as Malaysia logged 5,439 new infections. This is the first time since December 10, 2021...

  • Germany reports new daily record for Covid-19 infections

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    Germany reports new daily record for Covid-19 infections

    BERLIN, Jan 27 — Germany reported another record number of daily new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, crossing the 200,000 threshold for the first time, as the country debates...

  • Penang chief minister out of quarantine

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    Penang chief minister out of quarantine

    GEORGE TOWN, Jan 27 — Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow ended his Covid-19 quarantine today, after being given the all-clear by the state Health Department. Chow said he had...

  • Beijing city limits movement in more areas to curb Covid cases before Olympics

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    Beijing city limits movement in more areas to curb Covid cases before Olympics

    BEIJING, Jan 27 — Beijing has limited the movement of people in more parts of the Chinese capital, even as it reported fewer Covid-19 cases on Thursday, in a bid to lower virus...

  • Australia reports fewer Covid-19 deaths, hospitalisations steady

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    Australia reports fewer Covid-19 deaths, hospitalisations steady

    SYDNEY, Jan 27 — Australia reported fewer Covid-19 deaths on Thursday, a day after recording a pandemic high, while hospital cases remained steady, raising hopes the country’s...

  • Covid-19: Klang Valley lion dance troupes ready to perform again amidst slow business due to strict SOPs (VIDEO)

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    Covid-19: Klang Valley lion dance troupes ready to perform again amidst slow business due to strict SOPs (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Jan 27 — Chinese New Year celebrations are never complete without lion dance performances that we missed watching last year due to Covid-19 restrictions. ...

  • Omicron subvariant appears more contagious, but not more severe, Denmark says

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    Omicron subvariant appears more contagious, but not more severe, Denmark says

    COPENHAGEN, Jan 27 — The BA.2 subvariant of the Omicron coronavirus variant, which is dominant in Denmark, appears more contagious than the more common BA.1 sub-lineage, Danish...

  • England lifts Omicron restrictions

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    England lifts Omicron restrictions

    LONDON, Jan 27 — England on Thursday lifted coronavirus restrictions imposed to tackle the Omicron variant, with masks no longer required in enclosed places and vaccine...

  • Study shows two-thirds of Omicron cases in England reinfections

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    Study shows two-thirds of Omicron cases in England reinfections

    LONDON, Jan 27 — Nearly two-thirds of people in England who tested positive for Covid-19 in January previously had the virus or suspected they had it, a large long-running...

  • Prague Covid ward staff do away with protective suits

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    Prague Covid ward staff do away with protective suits

    PRAGUE, Jan 27 — Doctors treating Covid patients at a Prague hospital have shed their once mandatory protective suits, claiming that bacteria clinging to their sleeves actually...

  • Israel rolls out fourth vaccine dose to vulnerable over-18s

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    Israel rolls out fourth vaccine dose to vulnerable over-18s

    JERUSALEM, Jan 27 — Israel announced Wednesday that it would start making fourth Covid-19 vaccine shots available to all vulnerable people aged over 18, continuing its drive to...

  • Covid-19: Omicron wave has started in Malaysia, says Khairy

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    Covid-19: Omicron wave has started in Malaysia, says Khairy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — The Omicron wave has begun in Malaysia and the number of Covid-19 cases in the country is expected to rise, said Health Minister Khairy...

  • Serie A on the verge of financial ruin, says Inter CEO Marotta

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    Serie A on the verge of financial ruin, says Inter CEO Marotta

    ROME, Jan 27 — Italy’s Serie A is at risk of insolvency and needs more financial support from the government during the pandemic as well as stadiums at higher capacity,...

  • French advisory body sees no significant advantage from 4th Covid-19 jab, reports Le Monde

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    French advisory body sees no significant advantage from 4th Covid-19 jab, reports Le Monde

    PARIS, Jan 26 — The French vaccine strategy council (COSV) told the French government giving people a fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose would not bring significant advantages, French...

  • Austria to end lockdown for Covid unvaccinated

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    Austria to end lockdown for Covid unvaccinated

    VIENNA, Jan 26 — Austria today announced it was ending a lockdown for those unvaccinated as it prepares to become the first EU country to make Covid-19 jabs mandatory from next...

  • Sweden extends pandemic curbs by two weeks

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    Sweden extends pandemic curbs by two weeks

    STOCKHOLM, Jan 26 — Sweden will extend its current pandemic measures by another two weeks, the minister for health said today, as the Omicron variant is spreading at record...

  • German Covid cases hit record as parliament debates vaccine mandate

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    German Covid cases hit record as parliament debates vaccine mandate

    BERLIN, Jan 26 — Germany today reported a new record of 164,000 Covid-19 infections in one day as the lower house of parliament prepared to debate proposals to either require or...

  • Russia’s daily Covid cases hit record high for sixth day running

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    Russia’s daily Covid cases hit record high for sixth day running

    MOSCOW, Jan 26 — Russia reported a record daily number of Covid-19 cases today as the Omicron variant of the virus spreads, authorities said. New daily cases jumped to 74,692,...

  • Covid-hit Australian warship delivers disaster aid to Tonga

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    Covid-hit Australian warship delivers disaster aid to Tonga

    NUKU’ALOFA (Tonga), Jan 26 — A coronavirus-hit Australian warship docked in Tonga today, delivering desperately needed aid to the volcano-and-tsunami-struck nation under...