Coronavirus Pandemic News
WHO says COVID-19 emergency is over: What does this decision mean?
Although WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the coronavirus emergency was over, he warned that the virus is here to stay and that thousands of people continue to die every week. The risk of new variants emerging that cause new surges in cases and deaths remains
Delhi records seven Covid deaths, highest so far in 2023, adds 1,040 fresh cases
Delhi on Wednesday recorded seven fatalities, the most so far this year, and documented 1,040 new COVID-19 cases with a positive rate of 21.16 per cent, according to data shared by the city government's Health department.
Covid patients' blood shows who is most likely to become severely ill, says research
The researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in the US studied blood plasma samples from 332 COVID-19 patients
World happier than before Covid pandemic; West slightly lesser than others: Global Happiness Index
"People eventually learned who their neighbours were. They took care of the senior citizens, so the isolation was less severe than you might anticipate. Positive emotions have remained twice as common as negative ones even during these challenging years
German doctor jailed for illegally issuing mask exemptions
Dozens of supporters gathered outside the court in Weinheim, north of Heidelberg, to protest against the verdict and Germany’s pandemic restrictions
Two COVID-19 deaths reported in Beijing as virus surges
Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict 'zero-COVID' approach.
'No space': German hospitals overwhelmed by sick children
After two years of the coronavirus pandemic which brought measures like face mask-wearing that shielded the country's youngest from exposure to respiratory viruses, several European countries are seeing a surge in bronchiolitis.
China: Amid Zero Covid rollback, Chinese businesses hit by new Covid-19 surge
When the Chinese government started imposing Zero Covid restrictions after the coronavirus pandemic erupted in 2020, local authorities across China had rolled out several measures such as rent subsidies and consumer vouchers to support business. But such measures have been absent this year
WATCH: Uyghurs condemn China's Zero Covid policy
The hardships caused by the Zero Covid policy led to widespread protests across China in recent weeks that forced the Chinese government to relax some of the restrictions put in place to fight the Covid-19 pandemic
China announces roll-back of strict anti-COVID-19 measures
In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions.
China: Demonstrators attack police in Guangzhou as protests against Covid-19 lockdown escalate
The violence in Guangzhou was a marked escalation from similar protests in Shanghai, Beijing and other Chinese cities over the weekend. The current wave of country wide protests in biggest wave of civil disobedience in China since Xi Jinping started his reign as president a decade ago
Coronavirus Pandemic: China's iPhone production declines as Covid-19 outbreak hits factory
Foxconn's factory at Zhengzhou is the world’s biggest assembly site for Apple smartphones. Hundreds of thousands of workers have been forcibly put into Covid-19 quarantine at the factory, shutting them off from the outside world for more than two weeks as the company struggles to overcome a coronavi
‘Jimmy Jimmy, Aaja Aaja’: Why Chinese are using Bollywood's 'Disco Dancer' hit number to protest amid COVID lockdown?
Chinese citizens troubled by the strict Covid-19 restrictions of the Xi Jinping government are adopting a new method of protest. At present, a song from Mithun Chakraborty's film 'Disco Dancer' has become a huge hit in China
COVID pandemic made people meaner, lazier: Study
The Big Five personality traits—agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, neuroticism, and openness were examined by psychologists to see how the pandemic affected humans
Coronavirus Update: Big relief from Covid-19 pandemic, less than 2000 new cases in India
In the last 24 hours, 1,968 new cases of coronavirus have been reported, while 15 people died. Earlier on Monday, 3,011 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in the country
Mixed airfare trends after cap removal; air passenger traffic on rise: Experts
More than two years after being put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, the fare caps were removed with effect from 31 August
Coronavirus Update: India registers decrease in new Covid-19 cases
On Saturday, 5,747 new cases of coronavirus were registered in the country while 29 people died. A decrease of 83 has been registered in the daily number of newly infected Covid-19 patients as compared to yesterday
Explained: How peer pressure helped Japan tame the coronavirus
With the world’s third-largest economy and 11th-largest populace, Japan also tops global rankings in vaccination and has consistently had one of the globe’s lowest infection rates
Wimbledon 2022: Positive COVID-19 cases create chaos at the All England Club
At Wimbledon, All England Club is following British government guidance that requires neither shots nor testing, three of the top-20 seeded men have withdrawn.
China's global sporting dominance hurt by COVID-19 curbs
With the exception of the Winter Olympics — held in a virus-secure, closed-loop Beijing bubble — China has cancelled or postponed almost all events since Covid emerged in Wuhan in late 2019.