Coronavirus

Video Opinion: Uncertainty over coronavirus has taken a toll on mental health

Dr Shweta Sharma talks about paranoia, anxiety and depression triggered by uncertainty over coronavirus pandemic. She also lists ways to deal with…

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Video analysis: Coronavirus impact - strategic competition and beyond

Major General S B Asthana (Retd) analysis the strategic situation in the Indo-Pacific region as the coronavirus fear grips the world.

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UK's medicine regulator approves first bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine

The 'bivalent' vaccine, made by Moderna, targets two coronavirus variants and targets the original virus strain from 2020 and the Omicron variant.

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Watch | Chaotic scene at Ikea in Shanghai, shoppers attempt to flee due to fear of Covid quarantine

After a customer had been in close contact with a positive Covid case, health officials were attempting to lock the Ikea store in the Xuhui district down

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COVID-19: Shanghai to reopen all schools from September 1

China's most populous city, Shanghai reported five new Covid cases on Saturday. The city has extended both the free testing period and the weekly Covid test requirement until the end of September…

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Infants separated from parents as China reports new coronavirus cases; Is Xi's 'Zero-Covid' policy a failure?

Chinese citizens vented their frustrations on social media, sparking a public outcry against Xi's Zero-Covid policy. Some reported that children, even infants, were forcibly separated from their…

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North Korea lifts mask mandate after 'victory' over COVID-19

North Korea had recorded nearly 4.8 million COVID-19 cases identifying it as 'fever' while reporting just 74 deaths even as experts and the World Health Organization questioned the country's real…

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COVID-19 fourth wave fears: Delhi makes masks mandatory in public places

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Delhi has been above 2,000 in the past one week with active virus cases at 8,205.

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China's ex-Covid patients live under 'dark shadow' of stigma

Rights groups say the strict rules are feeding Covid-related discrimination and shutting out thousands of people from China's already bleak job market -- with migrant workers and young people hit…

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WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

The WHO said that the omicron subvariant BA.5 remains dominant globally, accounting for nearly 70 per cent of all virus sequences shared with the world's biggest publicly available virus database…

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COVID-19 fourth wave in Delhi? India's capital reports spike in virus cases

India's national capital reported seven deaths due to the virus on Wednesday which is the highest in nearly 180 days, according to the health department.

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Omicron BA-2.75: All you want to know about the new Covid subvariant in Delhi

Reports claim the first Omicron sub-variant BA-2.75 case in India was detected in May.

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Kim Jong Un declares North Korea's 'unprecedented miracle' of a victory over Covid

North Korea declared victory despite having no known vaccination programme in place. The nation claims that instead, it used lockdowns, homegrown medical procedures, and what Kim referred to as…

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New Zealand: Coronavirus is now equal leading cause of death for the first time

Otago University epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker said as quoted by NZ Herald, "For the first time, Covid-19 has probably become the leading cause of death in New Zealand" 

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After COVID-19 outbreak, more than 80,000 tourists trapped in Chinese resort city of Sanya

With authorities halting train ticket sales, all flights out of the city were cancelled over the weekend after Hainan reported 483 cases

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Chinese beach holiday city imposes lockdown as Covid cases spike

COVID-19 virus has been resurging in Sanya with 257 cases registered on Friday from just 11 two days earlier. Authorities said they had detected the Omicron subvariant BA.5.1.3

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South African with rare neurological disorder dies after getting inoculated by Johnson & Johnson's vaccine

A causal link has been established between the patient's death and the Janssen vaccine according to South Africa's health regulator

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'Coronavirus', which literally translates into 'the virus with a halo' has alarmed the whole world after China quarantined the epicentre of the outbreak, Wuhan shutting down essential services in the city. 

With the number of cases rising daily, the virus threatens millions of people, especially in developing regions. Several countries have cancelled or suspended flights to China as the country grapples with the deadly virus.

White House health official claims India and US did more than any other country in fighting against COVID-19

The health official stated that he spent a lot of time considering and working on the pandemic during the previous two and a half years

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UK's medicine regulator approves first bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine

The 'bivalent' vaccine, made by Moderna, targets two coronavirus variants and targets the original virus strain from 2020 and the Omicron variant.

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Watch | Chaotic scene at Ikea in Shanghai, shoppers attempt to flee due to fear of Covid quarantine

After a customer had been in close contact with a positive Covid case, health officials were attempting to lock the Ikea store in the Xuhui district down

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COVID-19: Shanghai to reopen all schools from September 1

China's most populous city, Shanghai reported five new Covid cases on Saturday. The city has extended both the free testing period and the weekly Covid test requirement until the end of September…

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Infants separated from parents as China reports new coronavirus cases; Is Xi's 'Zero-Covid' policy a failure?

Chinese citizens vented their frustrations on social media, sparking a public outcry against Xi's Zero-Covid policy. Some reported that children, even infants, were forcibly separated from their…

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North Korea lifts mask mandate after 'victory' over COVID-19

North Korea had recorded nearly 4.8 million COVID-19 cases identifying it as 'fever' while reporting just 74 deaths even as experts and the World Health Organization questioned the country's real…

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COVID-19 fourth wave fears: Delhi makes masks mandatory in public places

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Delhi has been above 2,000 in the past one week with active virus cases at 8,205.

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China's ex-Covid patients live under 'dark shadow' of stigma

Rights groups say the strict rules are feeding Covid-related discrimination and shutting out thousands of people from China's already bleak job market -- with migrant workers and young people hit…

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WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

The WHO said that the omicron subvariant BA.5 remains dominant globally, accounting for nearly 70 per cent of all virus sequences shared with the world's biggest publicly available virus database…

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COVID-19 fourth wave in Delhi? India's capital reports spike in virus cases

India's national capital reported seven deaths due to the virus on Wednesday which is the highest in nearly 180 days, according to the health department.

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Omicron BA-2.75: All you want to know about the new Covid subvariant in Delhi

Reports claim the first Omicron sub-variant BA-2.75 case in India was detected in May.

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Kim Jong Un declares North Korea's 'unprecedented miracle' of a victory over Covid

North Korea declared victory despite having no known vaccination programme in place. The nation claims that instead, it used lockdowns, homegrown medical procedures, and what Kim referred to as…

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New Zealand: Coronavirus is now equal leading cause of death for the first time

Otago University epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker said as quoted by NZ Herald, "For the first time, Covid-19 has probably become the leading cause of death in New Zealand" 

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After COVID-19 outbreak, more than 80,000 tourists trapped in Chinese resort city of Sanya

With authorities halting train ticket sales, all flights out of the city were cancelled over the weekend after Hainan reported 483 cases

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Chinese beach holiday city imposes lockdown as Covid cases spike

COVID-19 virus has been resurging in Sanya with 257 cases registered on Friday from just 11 two days earlier. Authorities said they had detected the Omicron subvariant BA.5.1.3

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South African with rare neurological disorder dies after getting inoculated by Johnson & Johnson's vaccine

A causal link has been established between the patient's death and the Janssen vaccine according to South Africa's health regulator

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COVID-19: WHO’s recent report states new cases fell by 9% globally, deaths remain steady

As per WHO, two subvariants of Omicron, BA.4 and BA.5, were responsible for the recent Covid waves

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COVID-19 can rebound even in those who haven't taken Paxlovid: Study

Around 12 per cent of people who have tested for coronavirus, had a "viral rebound", which means days after testing negative, they tested positive again 

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Covid-related loss of smell might be linked to cognitive impairment: Study

COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s: Preliminary findings of a study suggest that there may be a link between Covid-related loss of smell might be linked to cognitive impairment 

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‘Paxlovid rebound’: Why is this Covid drug given to Biden controversial? Check details

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had earlier issued an update on return of the virus for those using Paxlovid, stating that the medicine is recommended for early stage treatment…

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White House health official claims India and US did more than any other country in fighting against COVID-19

The health official stated that he spent a lot of time considering and working on the pandemic during the previous two and a half years

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UK's medicine regulator approves first bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine

The 'bivalent' vaccine, made by Moderna, targets two coronavirus variants and targets the original virus strain from 2020 and the Omicron variant.

Read Article

Watch | Chaotic scene at Ikea in Shanghai, shoppers attempt to flee due to fear of Covid quarantine

After a customer had been in close contact with a positive Covid case, health officials were attempting to lock the Ikea store in the Xuhui district down

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COVID-19: Shanghai to reopen all schools from September 1

China's most populous city, Shanghai reported five new Covid cases on Saturday. The city has extended both the free testing period and the weekly Covid test requirement until the end of September…

Read Article

Infants separated from parents as China reports new coronavirus cases; Is Xi's 'Zero-Covid' policy a failure?

Chinese citizens vented their frustrations on social media, sparking a public outcry against Xi's Zero-Covid policy. Some reported that children, even infants, were forcibly separated from their…

Read Article

North Korea lifts mask mandate after 'victory' over COVID-19

North Korea had recorded nearly 4.8 million COVID-19 cases identifying it as 'fever' while reporting just 74 deaths even as experts and the World Health Organization questioned the country's real…

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COVID-19 fourth wave fears: Delhi makes masks mandatory in public places

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Delhi has been above 2,000 in the past one week with active virus cases at 8,205.

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China's ex-Covid patients live under 'dark shadow' of stigma

Rights groups say the strict rules are feeding Covid-related discrimination and shutting out thousands of people from China's already bleak job market -- with migrant workers and young people hit…

Read Article

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

The WHO said that the omicron subvariant BA.5 remains dominant globally, accounting for nearly 70 per cent of all virus sequences shared with the world's biggest publicly available virus database…

Read Article

COVID-19 fourth wave in Delhi? India's capital reports spike in virus cases

India's national capital reported seven deaths due to the virus on Wednesday which is the highest in nearly 180 days, according to the health department.

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Omicron BA-2.75: All you want to know about the new Covid subvariant in Delhi

Reports claim the first Omicron sub-variant BA-2.75 case in India was detected in May.

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Kim Jong Un declares North Korea's 'unprecedented miracle' of a victory over Covid

North Korea declared victory despite having no known vaccination programme in place. The nation claims that instead, it used lockdowns, homegrown medical procedures, and what Kim referred to as…

Read Article

New Zealand: Coronavirus is now equal leading cause of death for the first time

Otago University epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker said as quoted by NZ Herald, "For the first time, Covid-19 has probably become the leading cause of death in New Zealand" 

Read Article

After COVID-19 outbreak, more than 80,000 tourists trapped in Chinese resort city of Sanya

With authorities halting train ticket sales, all flights out of the city were cancelled over the weekend after Hainan reported 483 cases

Read Article

Chinese beach holiday city imposes lockdown as Covid cases spike

COVID-19 virus has been resurging in Sanya with 257 cases registered on Friday from just 11 two days earlier. Authorities said they had detected the Omicron subvariant BA.5.1.3

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South African with rare neurological disorder dies after getting inoculated by Johnson & Johnson's vaccine

A causal link has been established between the patient's death and the Janssen vaccine according to South Africa's health regulator

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COVID-19: WHO’s recent report states new cases fell by 9% globally, deaths remain steady

As per WHO, two subvariants of Omicron, BA.4 and BA.5, were responsible for the recent Covid waves

Read Article

COVID-19 can rebound even in those who haven't taken Paxlovid: Study

Around 12 per cent of people who have tested for coronavirus, had a "viral rebound", which means days after testing negative, they tested positive again 

Read Article

Covid-related loss of smell might be linked to cognitive impairment: Study

COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s: Preliminary findings of a study suggest that there may be a link between Covid-related loss of smell might be linked to cognitive impairment 

Read Article

‘Paxlovid rebound’: Why is this Covid drug given to Biden controversial? Check details

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had earlier issued an update on return of the virus for those using Paxlovid, stating that the medicine is recommended for early stage treatment…

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Inside high-security Swiss lab tasked to stop next pandemic

The Spiez Laboratory in Switzerland is known for its detective work on chemical, biological and nuclear threats since World War-II.

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'Like Covid never happened': Thousands sway to music as Ibiza's nightclubs reopen - See pics

A crowd dances to the pulsing beat of electronic music, hands in the air, at the Pacha nightclub near the main marina on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza.

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In Pics | ‘Tearful relief’: Babies, toddlers get first Covid jabs in US

COVID-19 vaccination for babies and toddlers has finally started in the United States on Tuesday. Several children were given shots on thighs and arms.

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In pics: Japan eases Covid restrictions for foreign tourists

As countries slowly limp back to normal life after two years of brutal Covid lockdown, Japan seeks to balance its commercial interests and public safety.

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Saudi Arabia welcomes first foreign pilgrims after COVID-19 hiatus

Saudi Arabia on Saturday welcomed its first batch of hajj pilgrims since before the coronavirus pandemic, which prompted authorities to sharply restrict the annual ritual. (Text: AFP)

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In pics: North Korea deploys army to curb virus outbreak

North Korea has mobilised its military to distribute COVID medications and deployed more than 10,000 health workers to help trace potential patients as it fights a sweeping coronavirus wave, state

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In pics| Thousands of faithful Catholics pray at Portuguese shrine despite fears of new Covid wave

Happy but cautious at being able to join a mass religious event for the first time since the pandemic began, thousands of Catholic faithful gathered at a sanctuary in Portugal on Friday, as authori

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In Pics: For first time, North Korea reports Omicron cases, goes for lockdown

North Korea confirmed its first-ever Covid cases on Thursday and declared a "serious emergency", with leader Kim Jong Un ordering lockdowns across the country. (Text: AFP)

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New Zealand welcomes Australian visitors with warm hugs, tears and Maori performers

New Zealand welcomed hundreds of travellers from Australia with emotional scenes on Wednesday as it opened its borders to its trans-Tasmanian neighbour for the first time since mid-2021.

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In pics: Beijing’s Temple of Heaven misses tourists during China's biggest holiday week

As the number of cases in Beijing increases day by day, here are a few before and after covid images which show how the pandemic affected this World Heritage Site.

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Taiwan to host Asian Pride Games after two years despite spike in COVID-19

Taiwan opened the inaugural Asian Pride Games with a colourful ceremony drawing hundreds of athletes and spectators.

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Visitors trickle back, but climbing mecca Nepal seeks more - see pics

Nepal is putting a 21st-century spin on a tourism sector dominated by activities unchanged for generations as it looks to boost a vital part of an economy decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic and soa

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COVID-19: Singapore lifts all covid restrictions except wearing masks

Office workers queued for trains, restaurants, and elevators and delivery riders raced from building to building as the buzz returned to Singapore's business district on Tuesday, its first day free

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In pics: Brazil holds first carnival after two years of pandemic

Rio de Janeiro's carnival, a glittering, sequin-studded festival of the flesh, exploded back to life Friday with the first famed samba school parades since Covid-19 hit Brazil.

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Covid fourth wave in India? Here's what we know so far

After reporting low cases, India is seeing a sharp uptick in new Covid infections, forcing the government to reintroduce some of the restrictions that were lifted a few weeks ago.

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Plastic everywhere: Hong Kong's zero-Covid facilities have become an environmental nightmare

Plastic is everywhere in quarantine hotels for Hong Kong arrivals: Cellophane wraps remote controls, the pillows are enveloped in plastic bags, and meals are served with plastic flatware.

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International cruise ships return to Australia after two-year Covid ban - see pics

After a widespread COVID-19 outbreak, a cruise liner docked in Sydney Harbour on a bright Monday morning (April 18) with a giant banner saying "We're home." (Source: AFP) 

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'Life on hold': Shanghai expands COVID-19 lockdown, testing lines grow

China's commercial hub of Shanghai ground to a halt on Friday after the government locked down most of the city's 26 million residents to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Pics: Even after two years, COVID-19 still torments the entire world

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the COVID-19 outbreak had become a pandemic. 

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Pics: People reunite as New Zealand opens border after two years of isolation

Tears, hugs, laughter echoed through the arriving halls of New Zealand, as the country has now finally opened its border and lifted its isolation requirements.

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The five stages of the covid Pandemic, as told by Dr Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, top medical advisor to the US President Joe Biden said we are still in the first phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Fauci said there are five stages of the pandemic. Read Article
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Video Opinion: Uncertainty over coronavirus has taken a toll on mental health

Dr Shweta Sharma talks about paranoia, anxiety and depression triggered by uncertainty over coronavirus pandemic. She also lists ways to deal with mental health issues. Read Article
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Video analysis: Coronavirus impact - strategic competition and beyond

Major General S B Asthana (Retd) analysis the strategic situation in the Indo-Pacific region as the coronavirus fear grips the world. Read Article